Ichetucknee River State Park is Florida's premiere river for kayaking and tubing. The Ichetucknee River has six major springs and flows six miles through shaded hammocks and wetlands before it joins the Santa Fe River. It is about 4 miles from the springhead to the takeout at the south end of the Park.
In addition to tubing, visitors can enjoy picnicking, snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, hiking, and wildlife viewing. Canoes, kayaks and tubes can be rented from private vendors outside the park. There are no camping facilities at this park.
The Park is divided into two separate areas. The South entrance is the most poplular and offers a shuttle service for tubers from approximately Memorial Day to Labor Day. Facilities include restrooms and picnic areas. A small store with a snack bar is open during the summer and some weekends.
The North entrance allows access to the springhead and to Blue Hole, the River's largest spring. Tubing is only allowed on the northern part of the River during the summer and the number of tubers per day is limited by the Park Service. Canoes and kayaks are allowed year round. The northern part of the River has some grassy flat areas and has a wider variety of wildlife.
Nearby campgrounds include the Ichetucknee Family Canoe and Cabin (recommended), Ellie Ray's River Landing and RV Park, and O'Leno State Park.