Manager's Message

Bob Soderholm, Park Manager

Bob Soderholm, Park Manager

I can think of no better place to spend a day with family and friends than Ichetucknee Springs State Park. Whether you enjoy swimming, tubing, canoe/kayak, hiking or a family picnic, this park is perfect for any outdoor activity.

As you enjoy your visit, please take a moment to view the river from our north launch and listen to the sounds. You may hear turtles plopping into the river, birds singing and children playing in the headspring. These are the same sounds that people witnessed here 8,000 years ago. It’s incredible to imagine that this precious resource has existed for so many years. 

I am very proud to be part of an agency that is dedicated to ensuring that this resource will be protected for future generations to enjoy.

  • Tubing is available from our South Main Entrance year-round. The water temperature stays 72 degrees and crystal-clear year-round. Some of the best scenery and wildlife viewing opportunities are between midpoint and the south takeout area. Please visit Tubing Information for more details.
  • Paddling Adventures rents canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards from the Boat House year-round (located at the North Entrance by the canoe launch). 
  • Grills and picnic tables are available at the north and south entrance for a family picnic after your swim or tubing trip. Covered pavilions are available at our south main entrance for family gatherings. 
  • 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.