About Ichetucknee springs State park

Spring-fed rivers, lush canopies and cool swimming holes.

Discover the beauty of Ichentuckee State Park.

ichetucknee river

Ichetucknee State Park is home to the pristine Ichetucknee River, a crystalline natural waterway which flows six miles through shaded hammocks and floodplain forests. The upper 3.5 mile stretch of the river is protected in the state park and contains eight major springs.

The Ichetucknee Head Spring is a National Natural Landmark. The Head Spring, along with eight other named springs feed the Ichetucknee River, creating a blue-green waterway that is a pleasant 72 degrees. No motorized boats are allowed ensuring the preservation of this natural beauty.

Ichetucknee Springs State Park is perfect for tubing, kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving.

Turtle on a log at Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Although well-known for its warm weather tubing, the 2,669-acre Ichetucknee Springs State Park is also a wildlife haven, where beaver, otter, gar, softshell turtle, wild turkey, wood duck, and limpkin all find a home. 

Three nature trails also guide visitors through the lush park forest or through a majestic sandhill environment with towering longleaf pines.

Two entrances

North Entrance

For kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, canoes, Blue Hole Spring, Ichetucknee Head Spring, hiking, bike trails and food truck.

South Entrance

For tubing, tube rentals, Educational and Exhibit Center, food and sundry supplies.

Park Guidelines

Hours open at Ichetucknee Springs State Park

hours

8 a.m. until sunset, 365 days a year.​

Ichetucknee Springs State Park Entrance Fee

Entry Fees

An entrance fee is required. Additional user fees may apply.

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Environment

All plants, animals and park property are protected. Collection, destruction or disturbance is prohibited.

Dogs allowed at Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Pets

Pets are not permitted on or near the water. Where allowed, pets must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and well-behaved at all times.

Fishing at Ichetucknee Springs State Park

fishing

Fishing is prohibited within the park.

Snorkeling at Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is permitted year-round. No open water diving, divers must be cave certified.

No Smoking at Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Smoke Free

Tobacco products are not permitted on the river. Food and drink are permitted on the river in nondisposable containers only.

No Fireworks at Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Prohibited

Alcohol, floating coolers, fireworks
and hunting are prohibited.