September 7 Storm Update: Ichetucknee Springs State Park is now fully open! Clearing of the upper river and the canoe/kayak launch ramp following Hurricane Idalia was completed today. All visitor services are now available, including canoe/kayak/SUP rentals, tube rentals, tram transportation, North Entrance swimming, and food/retail concession offerings. Reservations for tubing and paddling are available by clicking the “Book Now” button below. 

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