Help us protect the Ichetucknee River. No food or drinks, pets, fishing, tobacco, alcohol or disposable items on the river. (All items may be inspected for compliance.)
Tubes are available for rent within the park or can be rented from vendors outside of the park or visitors can bring their own. Tubes must be smaller than 5 feet wide to float freely down the natural river.
Begins the day after Labor Day until the Friday before Memorial Day; tubing is ONLY available through the South Entrance off US 27.
The shallow and sensitive north section of the river is given the opportunity to regrow and recover from the heavy traffic of the summer. To tube from Mid-point or Dampier's Landing, park in the South Entrance parking area.
Mid-point Launch: Follow the Midpoint trail behind the Concession building (~0.65 mile from the South Parking Lot) or Tram Road (~0.75 mile) to the Midpoint dock . You can then float (45 min - 1 hour) to Dampier's Landing and walk (~0.25 mile) back to your vehicle at the South Parking Lot, or continue floating for an additional hour to the Last Take Out. Return to the South Parking Area via the hiking trail (~0.55 mile) or Tram Road (~0.85 mile).
Dampier's Landing: Follow the trail behind the Concession building straight to the river (~0.25 mile). You will float for 45 minutes to an hour to the Last Take-Out. Return to the main parking area via the Tram Road (~0.85 mile) or hiking trail (~0.55 mile).
2018 Summer Tubing Instructions
From the Saturday of Memorial Day to Labor Day, tubing is allowed from the North Canoe Launch. There is a daily limit of 750 tubers launching from the North Canoe Launch. You must go through the North Ranger Station in order to launch from the North End. If limit is not reached, the North Launch closes at 2:00 pm.
Visitors who would like to use the Concession's shuttle and tram service during the Summer Season will need to buy wristbands for $7 plus tax per person at the Concession building in the South Parking Lot. The wristband is good for all day on the trams to Midpoint Launch and from South Take Out at the south end of the park. This also includes shuttle bus back to the North End from the South End for drivers dropping off their cars and going tubing.
The Park's Concessionaire, Paddling Adventures, offers additional rentals and services. For pricing and more information, visit Paddling Adventures.