IMPORTANT PARK INFORMATION:
River Update: As of 10/11/21 the Ichetucknee River is just below Flood Stage- we are 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 high. Due to slow current, tubing trip times are longer than normal. Midpoint tubing takes approximately 2 to 2.25 hours. Dampier’s Landing takes approximately 1.25-1.5 hours. We recommend all tubers take a paddle on the river. The river still closes at 6pm- please plan accordingly. Reservations are now open for tubing and paddling trips.
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.