Can I kayak Ichetucknee Springs?
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.
Are there alligators in Ichetucknee Springs?
No gators, but snakes – yes. The snakes that swim underneath submerged in the water are harmless but if you see one swimming up along the top of the water with its head up, watch out as it’s a cottonmouth (water moccasin) and they are aggressive.
How long does it take to float down the Ichetucknee?
about two hours
It will take you about two hours to float down to the Last Take Out where a tram will shuttle you back to the parking area. There is also an exit at the 45-minute mark at Dampier’s Landing. You can always get out there and walk back to the South parking lot.
How much does it cost to float down Ichetucknee Springs?
Admission to the park is $6 per vehicle (up to 8 people), and the charge for the tubing tram is $5.50. The fee is good all day for trams to the midpoint launch site. If you don’t bring your own tube, you can rent one, which range from $7 to $30.
How cold is the water at Ichetucknee Springs?
With water that remains a constant 72 degrees Fahrenheit year-round, this spring can be an all-season experience.
Can you swim at Ichetucknee Springs?
Swimming/snorkeling is available every day of the year from 8 a.m. until sundown at the north entrance. Here, you may swim at either Ichetucknee Spring (head spring) or Blue Hole Spring.
Are there snakes in Ichetucknee Springs?
There are snakes in the Ichetucknee River and spring areas! Some snakes might be venomous, so pay attention and be careful. We talk more about snakes in our Tubing Guide. Otters look cute and cuddly, but they are wild animals, and are known to attack humans and pets.
Can you bring your own float to Ichetucknee Springs?
Visitors are welcome to bring their own tubes or rent from outside vendors. All tubes cannot exceed 60 inches in any two directions. The shallow and sensitive north section of the river is closed to tubing.
Why is Ichetucknee closed?
(WCJB) – After almost 50 years in business, the Ichetucknee Tube Center is closing down. The owner, Linda Soride, posted on Facebook that she has decided to retire. She says due to health reasons she can’t continue to do the physical labor associated with renting tubes for people to use on the Ichetucknee River.
How deep is the Blue Hole at Ichetucknee Springs?
Blue Hole spring is a first magnitude spring that pumps over 67 million gallons of water per day. Depth in the center of the spring reaches near 40 feet (fluctuates based on water levels). Beyond that there is an extensive cave system (it is not advised to Freedive in this part of the spring).
How cold is the water in Ichetucknee Springs?
Snorkel Blue Hole With water that remains a constant 72 degrees Fahrenheit year-round, this spring can be an all-season experience.
Is the Ichetucknee River Clear?
Yes,the Ichetucknee River is quite clear,and in most places not excessively deep. Just to the northwest of Ichetucknee is Peacock Springs, it’s quite beautiful and set in a very natural setting.
Can you tube Ichetucknee Springs?
Please help us protect the pristine waters of the Ichetucknee. Food, disposable items, pets, fishing, radios, coolers, tobacco items and trash are prohibited on the river. For your convenience, tubes are available for rent within the park. Visitors are welcome to bring their own tubes or rent from outside vendors.
Are there manatees in ichetucknee?
otters in the water or, as temperatures chill, manatees in Ichetucknee Springs State Park. In March and April, it’s alligator gar breeding season and hundreds of the long prehistoric-looking fish gather.
How deep is ichetucknee Blue Hole?