After Edith got back to the campsite Erwin suggested that we go visit Hontoon Island State Park which was about 12 miles from Blue Spring State Park. We got gas fill-up on the way. No entrance fee at the state park, but there is a donation box. Hontoon island is a 1,650-acre island tucked away on the St. John’s River southwest of DeLand and to get to the island there is a water taxi that will transport hikers and campers. No motorhomes are allowed on the island.
|Puddles, puddles and more|
We explored the area for a while and saw several Sandhill Cranes. There is even a caution sign notifying the motorists of Sandhill Cranes in the area. We had never seen the sign before.
|Manatee Mailbox with Santa hat|
Back to the campsite we rested a bit before we started to put things away, so we won't have to do much when we check out of the campground tomorrow morning.