COVID-19 Update

Ichetucknee Springs State Park, South Entrance on US 27, is now open! 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 (canoes/kayaks only). Boaters start at the South Entrance for transportation to your launch point. The Head Spring, Blue Hole, and North Hiking Trails are now open at the North Entrance. Online reservations now available. Park capacity is limited. Protective face coverings are required on van and bus shuttles.

We are taking precautions to help ensure your safe visit, but we need your help. Please observe social distancing guidelines at all times during your visit to the park, and face masks are encouraged. Remember, we’re in this together!

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.

Canoes and Kayaks only for this paddle. Reservations recommended. Arrive by 1:30pm for this paddle.


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.  

Paddlers must arrive to the South Entrance of the park by 11am at the latest for this paddle. Includes transportation to the park’s north canoe launch and pickup from William Guy Lemmon Park.


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 2pm for this paddle.

Paddling rentals

Open Daily from 9 am to 2pm (last pick up at 4 pm)

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

Note: Online Reservations are available and recommended if you are coming on the weekend.

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.