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

Two trip experiences are available from the

 Ichetucknee Springs State Park North Entrance.

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3.5 mile Experience (2 hours)
Beginning near the head spring, discover the splendor of nature paddling the Ichetucknee River. Transportation provided at Takeout Point by bus or van back to North Entrance. 

Weekends are busy at the North Entrance and parking is limited from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend and reservations are not available. There are plenty of boats available, but you’ll want to arrive early for parking. 

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. (Not offered 5/25 through 9/3 due to heavy motorized boat traffic on the Ichetuckee and Santa Fe Rivers outside the state park). 

Paddlers must arrive by 10am at the latest for this paddle. Includes return transportation to the park’s North Entrance.

Paddling rentals

Open daily from 8 am to 2:30 pm (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 available for both trips and are recommended if you are coming on the weekend September through May.

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

  1. Park at North Entrance
  2. Choose your watercraft rental*
  3. Paddle Ichetucknee River to South Takeout
  4. Get transportation back to North Entrance 

*includes paddles and life jackets

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