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Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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The arching branches of a hornbeam tree over a shady cove along the limestone bluffs of the Ichetucknee River.

The arching branches of a hornbeam tree over a shady cove along the limestone bluffs of the Ichetucknee River.

Three Striped Mullet fish, among an upstream-trekking school, hunt for algae in a lush underwater garden of eelgrass.

Three Striped Mullet fish, among an upstream-trekking school, hunt for algae in a lush underwater garden of eelgrass.

A vegetarian Suwannee River Cooter turtle, with algae camouflage on its dark shell, slips into hiding among a delectable fare of eelgrass.

A vegetarian Suwannee River Cooter turtle, with algae camouflage on its dark shell, slips into hiding among a delectable fare of eelgrass.


The serene paradise of the forested banks of the Head Spring Run greets several distant tubers as they head downstream for a four-hour float.

The serene paradise of the forested banks of the Head Spring Run greets several distant tubers as they head downstream for a four-hour float.

High water in the floodplain along Blue Hole Trail, near Blue Hole Spring. Seasonal flooding helps keep the river ecosystem healthy.

High water in the floodplain along Blue Hole Trail, near Blue Hole Spring. Seasonal flooding helps keep the river ecosystem healthy.

A majestic hardwood, uprooted in a long-past storm, continues growing ever upward among the lush ferns in a floodplain next to the Blue Hole Trail.

A majestic hardwood, uprooted in a long-past storm, continues growing ever upward among the lush ferns in a floodplain next to the Blue Hole Trail.


Cool, clear waters flow along the trunk of a tree fallen next to the Ichetucknee River.

Cool, clear waters flow along the trunk of a tree fallen next to the Ichetucknee River.

A view of Blue Hole Spring and swimming dock from the lushly vegetated banks of Cedar Head Run.

A view of Blue Hole Spring and swimming dock from the lushly vegetated banks of Cedar Head Run.

Two cave divers, equipped with SCUBA gear and guide line, prepare a descent into the Blue Hole cave system during the winter diving season.

Two cave divers, equipped with SCUBA gear and guide line, prepare a descent into the Blue Hole cave system during the winter diving season.


The serene paradise of the forested banks of the Head Spring Run greets several distant tubers as they head downstream for a four-hour float.

The serene paradise of the forested banks of the Head Spring Run greets several distant tubers as they head downstream for a four-hour float.