****Starting April 9, 2016, the South Take-Out entrance and exit point for the park and river will be re-opened after an exciting renovation/restoration project! Also, we are very excited to announce that the concession Paddling Adventures will be renting canoe, kayak and stand-up paddleboards from the North Concession building (located at the north end by the canoe launch.) Check them out at...
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Ichetucknee Springs State Park
Welcome to Ichetucknee Springs State Park
The crystalline Ichetucknee River flows six miles through shaded hammocks and wetlands before it joins the Santa Fe River. In 1972, the head spring of the river was declared a National Natural Landmark by the U. S. Department of the Interior. From the end of May until early September, tubing down the river is the premier activity in the area. In addition to tubing, visitors can enjoy picnicking, snorkeling, canoeing, swimming, hiking, and wildlife viewing. October through March scuba diving is available in the Blue Hole only (you must be cave certified). White-tailed deer, raccoons, wild turkeys, wood ducks and great blue herons can be seen from the river. Picnic areas, equipped with tables and grills, are available throughout the park. A full-service concession offers food, refreshments, and outdoor products from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Tubes plus snorkeling and diving equipment can be rented from private vendors outside the park located four miles northwest of Fort White, off State Roads 47 and 238.
Ichetucknee Springs State Park is located four miles northwest of Fort White, off State Roads 47 and 238. From the south, take I-75 north to exit 399. Take US 441 north to the city of High Springs. Take US 27 north to Ft. White, stay on US 27 north approximately 4 miles to the South Park Entrance.
The South Take-out is closed to during the summer months (Memorial Day to Labor Day).
During the summer months (Memorial Day to Labor Day) you may experience longer than usual wait times to enter the park.