IMPORTANT PARK INFORMATION:
River Flood Update: As of 9/4/21 the Ichetucknee River is at Flood Stage, but we are still 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 flooded. Due to slow current, tubing trip times are longer than normal. Midpoint tubing takes approximately 3 hours. Dampier’s Landing takes approximately 2 hours. We recommend all tubers take a paddle on the river. The river still closes at 6pm- please plan accordingly.
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.
Three trip experiences are available from the
Ichetucknee Springs State Park South Entrance.
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.
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).
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.
*includes paddles and life jackets
Save time: Complete the Paddling Adventures Waiver prior to your visit to Ichetucknee Springs and bring it with you.