Ichetucknee Springs
State Park

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The crystalline Ichetucknee River flows six miles through shaded hammocks and wetlands before it joins the Santa Fe River. In 1972, the head spring of the river was declared a National Natural Landmark by the U. S. Department of the Interior. From the end of May until early September, tubing down the river is the premier activity in the area. In addition to tubing, visitors can enjoy picnicking, snorkeling, canoeing, swimming, hiking, and wildlife viewing. October through March scuba diving is available in the Blue Hole only (you must be cave certified). White-tailed deer, raccoons, wild turkeys, wood ducks and great blue herons can be seen from the river. Picnic areas, equipped with tables and grills, are available throughout the park. A full-service concession offers food, refreshments, and outdoor products from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Tubes plus snorkeling and diving equipment can be rented from private vendors outside the park located four miles northwest of Fort White, off State Roads 47 and 238.

Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day at the North Entrance swimming in the Headspring and Blue Hole Spring or bring a tube and some friends and float the whole river! From Memorial Day to Labor Day the trams and vans are running to take you to one of three starting points on the river for a 3 hour, 1.5 hour, or 45 minute float. Remember to come early if you want to tube the entire river. Only 750 people each day are able to float the sensitive, shallow north portion of the river. Picnic areas are located near both parking lots for your convenience before or after your trip down the river. Please remember that no food, drinks, tobacco products or disposable items are permitted on the river to keep it pristine for future generations.

Website: www.floridastateparks.org/ichetuckneesprings

GPS Coordinates

1) North Entrance
29.986362, -82.762055

2) South Entrance
29.951361, -82.775822

3) Ichetucknee Canoe and Cabins
29.986806, -82.764944

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