Summer is here! The days are warmer making it a perfect time for tubing the river and swimming in the head spring's beautiful 72 degree water. From Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day, tubing is available from the North end until 2:00 p.m or when the 750 person limit is reached (whichever happens first.) Or from Midpoint until 4:00 p.m. unless the 2,250 person limit is reached (whichever...
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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.