COVID-19 Update

Ichetucknee Springs State Park, South Entrance on US 27, is now open! Tube rentals, Tram transportation to the Midpoint Tube Launch, Food and Retail are open daily. We are also renting Kayaks and Stand-up Paddleboards at the South Entrance General Store, launching from Dampier’s Landing. The Head Spring, Blue Hole, and North Hiking Trails are now open at the North Entrance as well as the Riverside Grill Food Trailer (open weekends) at the Head Spring Picnic area. Sorry, we are not currently taking reservations. Park capacity is limited.

We are taking precautions to help ensure your safe visit, but we need your help. Please observe social distancing guidelines at all times during your visit to the park, and face masks are encouraged. Remember, we’re in this together!

Frequently asked questions


Most frequent questions and answers

Yes, reservations are always recommended!

Reservations for tubes:

May 25th 2019-September 2nd 2019:
Due to volume, reservations for Midpoint Launch and Dampier’s Landing are not available during this time. Reservations for Summer Adventure are available and encouraged! By reserving your tube online you will benefit from:

  • Guaranteed entry to park even if the park is at capacity
  • Reserved time for your tube launch, even later in the day.          No need to get up early!
  • A reserved parking space

Reserve your Tube here

Reservations for watercraft:
May 25th 2019-September 2nd 2019

Due to volume, reservations for watercraft are not available on weekends during the summer months. There are plenty of boats available, but you’ll want to arrive early for parking at North Entrance.

September 3rd 2019-May 23rd 2020:

Online Reservations available and are recommended if you are coming on the weekend.

Reserve your watercraft here

You may change the time/date your reservation by calling
386-497-1500 or by emailing

You may cancel your reservation by calling
386-497-1500 or by emailing at least 24 hours in advance of your reserved time.

Private tubes and outside tube rentals are allowed, however, rental through Paddling Adventures within the park is recommended for convenience.

Tube transportation services are not available for private tubes or outside rentals.

All tubes must be 60″ or less to ensure accessibility on the water.

Yes, you can bring your own kayak/canoe to the park. We offer a shuttle service from the South Take-out to the North Entrance year-round. The cost is $7.50/person + $7.50/boat + tax for a total of $16.05 for one person/one boat.

No. Ichetuckee State Park offers outdoor activities. Inclement weather can affect these activities with delays or closures. Please check the weather before visiting the park as you would if scheduling any outdoor activity.

Group rates are available for corporate, civic, church, veterans and nonprofits. Click here for email inquiry, or call 386-497-1500 for details.

Pets are permitted inside Ichetucknee State Park, however, they 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. 

There are charcoal grills situated throughout the park. You may also bring your own grill to the park.

Yes. You are welcome to bring in a cooler into the park but not on the river. Coolers will be checked at the gate. Please do not bring alcohol or glassware as they are not permitted. Floating coolers are also not permitted.


The tram transports tubers and tubes to the Midpoint Launch

Once you have finished your float, the tram will also bring tubers/tubes back to the South Entrance parking lot from the South Takeout.


From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, we offer a shuttle to transport tubers from the South Entrance parking lot to the North Entrance Launch to start their  Summer Adventure tubing trip.

Year-round we offer a canoe/kayak/SUP shuttle from the South Takeout to the North Entrance parking lot.

*Please note: Private tubes and outside tube rentals may not use park transportation.

Camping is not permitted within Ichetucknee Springs State Park, however, O’Leno State Park is just 18 miles away and does permit camping. It is very easy to go back and forth between the two parks. There are also several local private camping options nearby. 

Yes, we accept all major credit and debit cards for any rental or service.