SAFETY UPDATE – A MESSAGE FROM FLORIDA STATE PARKS
At the direction of Governor DeSantis and to successfully uphold CDC guidance to maximize social distancing and avoid gatherings larger than 10 people, DEP will close all Florida State Parks to the public effective Monday, March 23.
DEP has taken many measures to continue providing resource recreation at our state parks during this time, such as limiting operating hours and reducing visitor capacities at parks with high visitation. Unfortunately, this has not resulted in the reductions needed to best protect public health and safety as Florida continues to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we work to prioritize the welfare of our communities and staff. We look forward to welcoming you again to our award winning state parks as soon as possible.
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.
This company operates shuttle service within ichetucknee springs state park. We only used the for the shuttle service as we had our own tubes. If you do want to rent from them they make it very easy. The staff I spoke with were all friendly and offered good tips for the trip. The bus to the north end was very nice, clean, and air conditioned not the typical rafting school bus for sure. While many maya think ac is over the top if you are wearing a wetsuit for the... read more6/25/2017
please visit paddling adventures in the springs , they go above and beyond ( john brianna) . made the trip . a once in a life time exprience even our senior nana would do this adventure again .. awsome place to see natures animals (turtles, alligator gar blue haron birds different fish . kids really will remember this .,10/17/2016
What a great trip it was to Ichetucknee Springs! Try saying that a couple times! The park is very nice & well kept. The water is amazingly clear. The tubing, kayaking, paddling options are perfect for the entire family. Highly recommend for a weekend trip with the family. There is a great assortment of food options that go from healthy salads & wraps to juicy burgers and yummy hot dogs. For Florida's hot and humid weather they offer ice cream and slushies!6/06/2019
Paddling Adventures are located in the back of the parking lot of Ichetucknee Springs. Park in the main parking lot and walk down dirt road to their office. They will offer 2 different trips. One trip is offered to the south entrance of the park which is about 2.5 hrs or you can do the all day trip which gets out at the 129 bridge. The all day trip is well worth it. They will pick you up at either location and bring you back to the north entrance.4/30/2017
I recently went to the springs to Tube with my family. In the past, we have rented outside the park. They now offer rentals right inside. No need to find a house on the side of the road. Drive into the park, rent your tubes and they transport you up to launch and back again. Way easier and not expensive. Just make sure to park at the South Entrance. Will be back6/19/2019