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.
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.