Hurricane Ian Update 10/1: All concession operations are back in operation effective today, including tubing, tram transportation and canoe/kayak/SUP rentals.

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.

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