Boating in Florida
Discover the true lake experience by boat. Discover the true lake experience by boat. Although well-known for its warm weather tubing, the 2,669-acre Ichetucknee Springs State Park is also a wildlife haven, where beaver, otter, gar, softshell turtle, wild turkey, wood duck and limpkin all find a home. The main draw is the park’s eight major crystalline springs that join together to create the six-mile Ichetucknee River. Paddle boats are available on weekends and holidays April through August from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. The upper portion within the state park is a National Natural Landmark, perhaps the most pristine spring run in the state and best enjoyed by canoe or kayak during the cooler months. Three nature trails also guide visitors through the lush park forest or through a majestic sandhill environment with towering longleaf pines.