Winter Manager's Message

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Bob Soderholm, Park Manager

Winter is here! The wildlife is enjoying these cooler times and so can you. All types of interesting wildlife can be spotted as you take a leisurely stroll down our nature trails. See the steam rise from the crystalline waters of the Ichetucknee. The water temperature remains near 72 degrees year-round.

Tubing opportunities are available year-round from Midpoint Launch and Dampier’s Landing located in the South Main Park Entrance. Visitors are welcome to bring their own tubes, rent form a local outside vendor or rent from our park Concessionaire. The tram service is available year-round for your convenience.

Ichetucknee Springs has a lot to offer all year. In addition to tubing, enjoy the nature center (located at the South Entrance), picnicking, snorkeling, canoeing, swimming, hiking and wildlife viewing.

Winter is the perfect time to take a canoe or kayak trip down the Ichetucknee river and see all the wildlife and migratory birds. Manatees are frequent winter visitors to the Ichetucknee and are easy to view as they bask in the clear 72-degree waters. 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 (386) 497-1113 for more information.

Check our Park Events page for our Programs and Events Available for the New Year.

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