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Old 01-16-2005, 06:01 PM
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It's directly across the river from Hontoon Island State Park. They have docking and cabins at Hontoon.
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Old 01-16-2005, 06:10 PM
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I was thinking about bringing our boat (20ft bowrider) and staying like 3 days ish to try it out. Just a quickie long weekend type getaway. Sounds like it would be a different interesting change from the boating we typically do. This is a silly question and I have not looked at the GPS, but is the river easy to navigate?
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Yes, the river is well marked all the way to Jacksonville.

What you might want to do, is stay at Astor. From there, you can go north to Silver Glen one day, then run south to Deland the next day. One place on the river there that has rooms, a restaurant, a bar, and docks is Blair's Jungle Den. On Saturdays and Sundays, they have $1 Bloody Marys and $1 big ass burgers! The first time I stopped there, my buddy and I both had burgers, I had a coke, and he had two Captain and cokes, and our bill was $11.79! You're not going to beat that anywhere on the water. They have live entertainment outside at the bar too. I think the rooms were only about $50 a night or so. I hear they are a bit rustic, but clean.
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Here's a couple more shots from the water in Astor.
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Old 01-16-2005, 06:22 PM
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Here's a couple shots from Silver Glenn.
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Btw, your boat would be perfect for the river.
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Cuda,

I'm leaving in the morning for Miami and plan to check out Hontoon Landing on the return trip. I'll probably be there Thursday or Friday. Give me a call tomorrow.

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What are you pulling down Kurt?
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Cuda, see many gators in the river?
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Cuda, see many gators in the river?
Plenty of them. I've spend a lot of time on Florida waters, and I've never seen so many, and so big gators as I have here.
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