IMPORTANT PARK INFORMATION:
River Flood Update: As of 7/22/21 the Ichetucknee River is at Flood Stage, but we are still open for all river activities. Please be advised that tube launches are closing earlier than normal. Midpoint Launch closes when the limit of 3000 tubers has been met, or 3pm; and Dampier’s Landing closes at 4pm (for tubers) while the river is flooded. Due to slow current, tubing trip times are longer than normal. Midpoint tubing takes approximately 3.5 hours. Dampier’s Landing takes approximately 1.5-2 hours. We recommend all tubers take a paddle on the river. The river still closes at 6pm- please plan accordingly.
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.