Welcome to Ichetucknee Springs
Florida’s Natural Lazy River
Tubing Season Has Arrived!
Summer Tubing Season Begins May 25th at Ichetucknee Springs State Park
Discover the crystal-clear waters of one of Florida’s best rivers for paddling and tubing at Ichetucknee Springs State Park. Fed by nine springs, the Ichetucknee River lets visitors experience the natural beauty of its blue-green waterways year-round. Let the gentle current of the bright turquoise river guide you on a relaxing retreat through shaded hammocks and forests of cypress, maple, oak, and pine. Discover the splendor of nature from the clear waters below to the wildlife and flora along the shore. See turtles, otters, deer, birds of prey, wading birds, fish and maybe even manatees and beavers.
Rent tubes, rafts, kayaks, stand up paddleboards and canoes at the only outfitter located within the park.
Tubing and Paddling Adventures Offered Year-round:
- Tube or raft from South Entrance launch points throughout the year. Tram service is currently available daily 8 am to 5:45 pm. From Memorial Day Weekend (starting May 25th) through Labor Day (Sept. 2), tube from the North Entrance.
- Two trip experiences are available for those kayaking or paddling, from two to six-hour excursions beginning at the North Entrance.
Swim, snorkel, and scuba dive to experience the springs that feed the bright turquoise waters of the Ichetucknee River, including the 40-foot-deep Blue Hole Spring.
Help protect the Ichetucknee River: no food or drinks, coolers, pets, fishing, tobacco, alcohol or disposable items on the river (items may be inspected). Non-disposable water containers are permitted.
Hours of Operation
Ichetucknee Springs State Park is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to sundown.
In-park canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard rentals are available from 8 am to 2:30 pm daily.
Tube and raft rentals are available from 8 am to 4:30 pm daily.
The General Store is open 8 am to 5:30 pm. Fresh-cooked food is available daily 8 am to 5:30 pm.
NEW! Enjoy fresh-cooked food at the North Entrance in the Head Spring picnic area. Riverside Grill is open 8 am to 5:30pm and serves breakfast items, bbq, burgers, dogs, and tacos.
South Entrance: 12087 SW U.S. Highway 27, Fort White, FL 32038 (Tubing and inflatable rafting rentals, food, retail, sundry supplies)
North Entrance: 8294 Southwest Elim Church Road, Fort White, FL 32038 (Kayak, canoe, SUP rentals, Riverside Grill, Head Spring, Blue Hole Spring)
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