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The tube take-out and recovery area located at the South end of the river will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning March 31, 2018. : The tube take-out and recovery area located at the South end of the river will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning March 31, 2018.  This area remains accessible by tram or walking trail...
Snorkeler swims in the crystal-clear headsprings
Ichetucknee Head Spring
Kayaking the Ichetucknee
A group paddles down the river
Ichetucknee Turtles
Ichetucknee River
Ichetucknee Sandhill Wildflowers
Ichetucknee Tubing
Snorkeler swims in the headsprings
Ichetucknee Head Spring
Kayaking on the Ichetucknee River
A group paddles down the crystal clear river
Ichetucknee Turtles
Ichetucknee River
Ichetucknee Sandhill Wildflowers
Ichetucknee Tubing

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Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Welcome to 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. Scuba diving is available daily 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 within the park or from private vendors outside the park located four miles northwest of Fort White, off State Roads 47 and 238.

Directions to Park

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.

Click Here for Summer Tubing Instructions

The South Take-Out gate is closed to traffic during peak visitation times and during the summer months (Memorial Day to Labor Day). It is accessible from the river for tubers/paddlers- use the Concession Tram service or hiking trail to get to the South Entrance Parking Lot.

During the summer months (Memorial Day to Labor Day) you may experience longer than usual wait times to enter the park.

Ichetucknee Springs State Park is featured on the Firsthand Florida Fun Blog. Experience this park with Erika Z.’s YouTube video and check out past blog posts from other Florida State Parks.

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