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Ichetucknee Spring

Ichetucknee Springs state park is located in Fort White, Florida. The head spring is gorgeous and is protected as a national natural landmark. Dogs are allowed but there is no onsite camping but there are picnic areas. Typical river activities such as tubing, kayaking, canoeing as well as hiking and wildlife viewing.

Known for: Tubing, Picnicking, Snorkeling, Canoeing, Swimming, Hiking, Wildlife viewing

Ichetucknee Spring Experiences & Suggestions (21)

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The Springs of Florida Feb 10, 2019 - During my six weeks in Florida, I only scratched the surface of all the wonderful springs the state has to offer, but I thought I would share some of my favorites with you here.
A Cold but Great Iche Nippy Dip 2018 Jan 6, 2018 - Yes it was cold, but no one complained, and once the initial plunge was past, it was totally exhilarating. Recent previous cold days may have played a role in the low attendance this year, and perhaps the flu also.
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Ichetucknee Springs State Park Oct 23, 2017 - Seeing the headspring made the frustrations I experienced previously beyond worth it. Oh my goodness it is incredibly beautiful.
Photos of the Week – Ichetucknee Springs State Park, Florida Aug 14, 2017 - On our visit to Ichetucknee, we decided to focus on the Blue Hole and the Head Spring as our two main points of interest. The Blue Hole is about 1/3 of a mile from the parking area, down a well worn trail.
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New study to delay Ichetucknee management plan vote Aug 13, 2017 - A proposed Ichetucknee Springs State Park management plan that was set to be voted on Friday has been put on hold so a more in-depth study of the park, including its aquatic vegetation, wildlife, water quality and other features, can be done.
Why these crystal clear springs are amazing! Aug 6, 2017 - Deep in the heart of Ocala National Forest there are a series of amazing natural springs that are not only picturesque, but are major sources of fresh surface water to surrounding ecosystems.
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Two northwest Florida parks are great bases for exploring Jun 5, 2017 - Remote, picturesque and rural, northwest Florida is a long way from major population centers. But that's what it takes to get off the beaten path.
Visiting Florida's Springs at Ichetucknee Springs State Park Jan 31, 2017 - Crystal clear and 72 degrees year round. Those are Florida's famous springs, conveniently located near Gainesville, where we were.
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Iche Nippy Dip Day brings out 100 who want to make a cold splash Jan 9, 2017 - The usual drill is to jump in the water at Ichetucknee Springs State Park on a sweltering summer day and revel in the bracing chill. On Saturday, swimmers jumped into the headspring and embraced the warmth.
Florida districts develop plans to combat water crisis Nov 27, 2016 - The Ichetucknee and lower Santa Fe rivers have less water than they need to support the life in them ' water and life that lures people to swim, paddle kayaks and catch fish.
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Debra Segal: Innovative wetlands protect springs Nov 5, 2016 - Kudos to Lake City, Columbia County, the Suwannee River Water Management District, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and other governmental entities for funding and constructing the Lake City treatment wetlands.
Completion of Ichetucknee Springs Water-Quality Improvement Nov 3, 2016 - Florida Department of Environmental Protection joined the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD), Lake City, Columbia County representatives and local community leaders for a completion ceremony.
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Arriving in Sunny Florida and Exploring the Springs Nov 2, 2016 - After six months on this incredible roadtrip we finally crossed the border into our final state, Florida. We were over the moon that good old Daphne had taken us roughly 13,000 miles through some of the worlds most impressive scenery.
Parker Small: Looking back 50 years at springs and schools Jun 13, 2016 - Fifty years ago, when I came to Gainesville, I had been scuba diving in Cape Cod Bay for lobster for more than a decade. This required wearing gloves, booties, a hood and a heavy, stiff wetsuit, and being lucky to have 8 feet of visibility. My first dive in Florida was in Crystal River.
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High Springs: Crystal clear immersion in a small-town oasis. Jun 1, 2016 - While it can take just a few hours to peruse the shops, it can take a full weekend to experience the parks, rivers, springs, and trails that surround the town.
The Ripple Effect: Why We Love the Florida Springs May 28, 2016 - Florida has more of them than any other place in the world'more than Yellowstone, more even than New Zealand's famed Rotorua. Each one is a window into where our drinking water comes from.
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Spring into Summer May 18, 2016 - Florida is home to over 900 freshwater springs. Many of them are just a day trip away from Tallahassee. So, if you find yourself bored in the sweltering heat on campus this summer, here's the solution. Below are just some of the springs I got to adventure to last summer.
Florida's best river for tubing, the Ichetucknee May 17, 2016 - HIGH SPRINGS - When Florida weather turns too muggy for hiking and too buggy for paddling, the perfect outing is to go tubing in Central Florida. And the perfect place for tubing is Ichetucknee State Park, about an hour north of Gainesville.
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10 Springs in Florida For The Nature Lover to Visit May 16, 2016 - Florida has more than 700 natural freshwater springs, more than anywhere else on earth, with water so pristine that it is not uncommon to spot exotic fish and manatee floating nearby.
A Great Way to Spend a Summer Morning, Ichetucknee Springs Mar 7, 2016 - Ichetucknee Springs State Park is a 2,241-acre (9.07 km2) Florida State Park and National Natural Landmark located four miles (6 km) northwest of Fort White off State Road 47 and State Road 238.
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A Great Way to Spend a Summer Morning, Ichetucknee Springs Mar 7, 2016 - Ichetucknee Springs State Park is a 2,241-acre (9.07 km2) Florida State Park and National Natural Landmark located four miles (6 km) northwest of Fort White off State Road 47 and State Road 238.

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