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. We are also renting Kayaks and Stand-up Paddleboards at the South Entrance General Store, launching from Dampier’s Landing. The Head Spring is now open at the North Entrance as well as the Riverside Grill Food Trailer (open weekends) at the Head Spring Picnic area. Blue Hole, North Trails and the North Canoe/Tube Launch remain closed at this time. Sorry, we are not currently taking reservations.

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!

Birding & wildlife

Experience nature

Ichetucknee Springs State Park is a part of the Great Florida Birding Trail and offers visitors ample opportunity to bird watch throughout the park. Bird enthusiasts might expect to see a variety of water birds, American kestrel, northern bobwhite, eastern wild turkey, barred owl, red-headed woodpecker, Bachman’s sparrow and many more. Bring your binoculars and checklist on your next visit!

Wildlife is abundant around Ichetucknee Springs. During your visit, you may spot many different species including manatees, turtles, river otters or gopher tortoise. 

Keep a keen eye out for the smallest park residents, such as the Ichetucknee Siltsnail, Santa Fe Cave Crayfish and numerous species of butterflies.

Click on the map to download the hiking brochure