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Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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12087 S.W. U.S. 27
Fort White, Florida 32038

(386) 497-4690

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Green vegetation along Ichetucknee Springs. Photo by Sherryl Huseonica.

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Due to flooded river conditions, tubing from Dampier’s landing to south take-out has been closed. Tubing from Mid-point to Dampier’s remains open at this time. Tubers will be asked to exit the river at Dampier’s landing. Float times have slowed due to river conditions. Canoeing and Kayaking is permitted from all entry points to south take-out at this time. All other amenities remain open and unaffected at this time. 

Blue Hole boardwalk is going through a renovation to better serve our visitors. The renovation started on 10/28/13. Access to Blue Hole will be diverted down the old access trail located off the park drive. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help with the renovation, please feel free to call 386-497-4690 or ask a Park Ranger.

 Welcome to 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.