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!
There are three hiking trails located at the North Entrance of the park. Trail maps are available at the Ranger Station or information booth.
A half-mile walk through the Ichetucknee forest and cypress flood plain leads to Blue Hole Spring, the largest spring in the park.
This shaded path winds along the crystal clear waters of the Ichetucknee River. The self-guided trail will take you back in time to the early 1900s, when phosphate ore was mined in the area. Walking time is approximately 30 minutes.
A frequently overlooked area of the park is the majestic sandhill, with its towering longleaf pine and wide open vistas. View the natural diversity of this unique and vanishing ecosystem. The self-guided, two-mile loop trail will take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.