Summer at Ichetucknee

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Bob Soderholm - Park Manager

Summer has arrived at Ichetucknee Springs State Park! The warmer weather offers many recreational opportunities for all ages!

Hike the trails, swim our pristine springs, tube, or kayak the river. Summer time offers the best opportunities to view stunning scenery filled with wildflowers and wildlife.

Tubing is available from our South Main Entrance year-round. The water temperature stays 72 degrees and crystal-clear year-round.

Tubing will be available from the north main entrance starting Memorial Day Weekend. Enjoy the full 3 ½ hour float down the river as you drift through pristine ecosystems filled with wildlife. One of my favorite activities is tubing from our Midpoint launch located at our south main entrance. Some of the best scenery and wildlife viewing opportunities are between midpoint and the south takeout area. Our park concessionaire offers tube rentals for your convenience. Visitors are welcome to bring their own tubes or rent from an outside tube vendor. Tram and shuttle services are available. Please call Cape Leisure Ichetucknee at (386) 497-1500 for more information.

Paddling Adventures rents canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards from the Boat House year-round (located at the North Entrance by the canoe launch). Please call Paddling Adventures at (386) 497-1113 for more information.

Grills and picnic tables are available at the north and south entrances for a family picnic after your swim or tubing trip. Covered pavilions are available at our south main entrance for family gatherings. There’s a lot of activities available for everyone to enjoy.

The park is centrally located for day trips from Lafayette Blue Springs State Park, O’Leno State Park and Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. Camp at neighboring State Parks and come visit us for a day trip.

- Bob Soderholm