Midday and Moonlit Paddles @ Ichetucknee Springs State ParkSaturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:30am EST to Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 5:00pm EST
Call Paddling Adventures for fees (386) 497-1113. Fee includes admission to the park.
Enjoy a ranger-guided canoe paddle down the Ichetucknee River as the sun sets and full moon begins to illuminate the river. Listen to the sounds of a day’s end and a night’s awakening! Paddlers should bring a small light source for the end of the trip. Paddling dates and times listed below.
Please call the park concessionaire, Paddling Adventures (386) 497-1113 to reserve a spot.
Participation Requirements for Moonlit Paddle
Join a Ranger for a Guided Paddle with great wildlife viewing opportunities and learn the history of the park and the Ecosystem of the beautiful Ichetucknee River. The tour starts at the North Entrance, off Elim Church Road (County Road 238). Launch time will be Between 10-11am. The tour ends at the last take-out at the south end of the park, and transportation will be provided back to the North Entrance. Participants should dress for the weather (mornings may be cool). Underwater GoPro-style cameras captured amazing footage on previous tours! Paddling dates and times listed below.
Please call the park concessionaire Paddling Adventures (386) 497-1113 reserve your spot.
Participation Requirements for Midday Paddle
Moonlit Dates and Meeting Times
Midday Dates and Meeting Times
Cracker Village Tour - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State ParkSaturday, December 22, 2018 - 10:00am EST
Free with regular park admission.
Ranger Station, 352-236-7148 ext. 4
Saturday, December 23rd only:
Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the cracker village will additionally feature a cast iron cooking demonstration as well as a firing of the new wood-fired pottery kiln. The kiln will be opened on December 27th and the pottery made will be available for purchase in the museum gift shop.
Come and discover what life was like at the turn of the century in the Florida "piney woods." The cracker homestead is a replica of a 19th century pioneer settlement. This collection of buildings represents a small "Cracker'' settlement dating to the 1890s. A typical homestead of the time would have included a cabin and outbuildings such as a barn, pantry, smokehouse, and outhouse. Schoolhouses, churches, and blacksmith shops would have been found in settlements that homesteaders visited to attend social gatherings and barter for supplies. During the tour, these buildings will be open and unlocked and on most tours the blacksmith's forge will be fired up. Meet at the Cracker Village across from the Silver River museum.
Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkSaturday, December 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST
Free with park admission.
Join us for a guided exploration of MacArthur Beach State Park daily at 10:00 a.m. Meet in front of the Park's Nature Center.
Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.