Hontoon Island State Park Reopens

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Media Advisory: Nov. 9, 2017

CONTACT: DEP Press Office, 850.245.2112, DEPNews@dep.state.fl.us

Hontoon Island State Park Reopens

~The park is accessible only by private boat until ferry operations resume~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service has reopened Hontoon Island State Park for day use following the impacts of Hurricane Irma. The park is accessible only by private boat until ferry operations resume.

Visitor safety remains paramount as response efforts continue. Florida State Parks staff continue to work as expediently as possible to finish remaining clean-up and repairs. Amenities and access to certain areas of the park may be limited until this work is completed. 

Please visit floridastateparks.org for the most up-to-date information. 

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for Hurricane Irma. Visit FloridaDisaster.org for updates and information about this storm.

The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season runs from June 1 – Nov. 30. For additional information about severe weather in Florida, and to "Get a Plan," visit FLGetAPlan.com. For continuous updates and recovery tips, follow the State Emergency Response Team on Twitter at @FLSERT and Facebook at www.Facebook.com/FloridaSERT.