We are open! Park entry and river activities are available on a first come, first served basis. No reservations at this time. Tube rentals, Tram transportation to the Midpoint Tube Launch, and the General Store are open daily. We are also renting Kayaks, Canoes and Stand-up Paddleboards at the South Entrance General Store, launching from Dampier’s Landing or the north canoe launch. Boaters start at the South Entrance for transportation to your launch point. The Head Spring, Blue Hole, and North Hiking Trails are open at the North Entrance. No tubing from the North Entrance. Protective face coverings are recommended on shuttle vans, buses and trams.


paddling adventures


Let the gentle current of the Ichetucknee River guide you downstream as you surround yourself with the sights and sounds of nature at one of Florida’s premier places for paddling. Paddling Adventures is the only Ichetucknee Springs tube, kayak, canoe and stand up paddleboard rental facility located inside Ichetucknee Springs State Park in Florida. Paddle these crystal-clear waters downstream at your own pace with family and friends.

Choose your experience

Three trip experiences are available from the

 Ichetucknee Springs State Park South Entrance.

paddle ichetucknee

3.5 mile Experience (2 hours)
Beginning near the head spring, discover the splendor of nature paddling the Ichetucknee River. Park at the South Entrance where you will be transported by van or bus to the north canoe launch to start your trip. Paddle with the gentle current of the Ichetucknee to the south take-out point, where you will will exit and ride the open-air tram back to the south parking lot.

No reservations available at this time due to limited park capacity. Open until limit of 100 boats has been met or 2:30pm.


Extended Rivers paddle

9 mile Experience (4-6 hours)
Designed for the experienced kayaker, enjoy an extended trip along the Ichetucknee and Santa Fe Rivers. Paddle 9 miles to the William Guy Lemmon Park (U.S. Highway 129 bridge). Offered seasonally; Canoes and Kayaks only.  

Open until limit of 100 boats from north launch has been met or 11am. Includes transportation to the park’s north canoe launch and pickup from William Guy Lemmon Park. **This trip is currently unavailable due to flooding**


5.5 mile Experience (3-4 hours)
Stand-up Paddleboards, Kayaks, and Canoes available for this trip. Beginning at the South Entrance of the park, launch at Dampier’s Landing and paddle upstream. Paddle as far as you want, up to 2.75 miles, near the head spring. Then, turn around and enjoy the easy return paddle with the gentle current of the Ichetucknee. Current varies, 1-3 mph. Exit at Dampier’s Landing. Arrive by 3pm for this paddle (No daily boat limit).


Paddling rentals

Open Daily from 8 am to 3pm (last pick up at 5 pm)

 Rental price includes Life Vests, Paddles and Boat Shuttle Transportation. Prices do not include sales tax.

Note: Online Reservations are currently unavailable.

How to Paddle at Ichetucknee Springs State Park
in Four easy steps!

  1. Park at South Entrance
  2. Choose your watercraft rental* and trip
  3. Take shuttle to starting point (for north launches)
  4. Paddle Ichetucknee River to Designated Takeout for your trip

*includes paddles and life jackets

Save time: Complete the Paddling Adventures Waiver prior to your visit to Ichetucknee Springs and bring it with you.