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Ichetucknee Springs State Park

 About Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Tubers float along the Ichetucknee River in blue tubes.

A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER

Mebane Cory-Ogden

***On August 19th, 2014, the first stage of repair work on the head spring wall has been started. We ask that you do not go on or in that fenced area until work is completed. We thank all of you for your patience during this process!***

Tubing from the north end to the Last Takeout is open at this time. The river level has been dropping causing stronger currents around Dampier's Landing and the Last Take-out Dock, please plan your exit off the river prior to reaching those points. Float times are 3 hours from the North to the Last Takeout. Float time from Midpoint to Last Takeout: 1.5 hours. From Dampier's Landing to Last Takeout 45 minutes.

Summer is here and the days are getting hotter making it a perfect time for canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and even a swim in the head spring's beautiful 72 degree water.Tubing is available from the North until 2:00 and South end until 5:00 p.m. unless capacity is reached first. It is a perfect time to explore and enjoy the peaceful, relaxing nature trails where you might see white tailed deer, a wide variety of birds, and other wildlife that calls Ichetucknee their home.

Birding is excellent in and around the spring run. Bring your binoculars and bird book. The park is a Great Florida Birding Trail site.

The crystal clear Headspring located at the North Entrance is a perfect place to bring the family for a hike on the two nature trails and enjoy a picnic overlooking the Headspring. The park is also centrally located for day trips to Troy Spring State Park, Manatee Springs State Park, Lafayette Blue Springs State Park, O’Leno River State Park, and Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. 

DESIGNATIONS

The Great Florida Birding Trail Logo The Florida's Springs Logo The Learning in Florida's Environment (LIFE) Logo Greenways and Trails Designated Site Logo

GETTING HERE

Ichetucknee Springs State Park is located four miles northwest of Fort White, off State Roads 47 and 238. From the south, take I-75 north to exit 399. Take US 441 north to the city of High Springs. Take US 27 north to Ft. White, stay on US 27 north approximately 4 miles to the South Park Entrance.

Please Note:

Dogs are only permitted on the Trestle Point and Pine Ridge Trails located at the North End.

Dogs are not permitted on the trails to the springs or river or in the springs or river.

GET INVOLVED

  • For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.

CONCESSIONAIRES

  • ISSP Family Grocery - Flotation device collecting (tubes).
  • Buffalo Joe's, Inc. - Flotation device collecting (tubes).
  • Ichetucknee Tube Center, Inc. - Flotation device collecting (tubes).
  • Lowes Tubeland, Inc. - Flotation device collection (tubes).
  • Otter's - Food service operation.

PET POLICY