Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Personally I’m not a big fan of snakes, however, it seems that my wife on her recent visit to Ichetucknee Springs State Park filmed one swimming in the spring. She absolutely loved it, being able to observe wildlife in its natural environment is an amazing experience. I believe the snake in the video is a Florida water snake. If anyone’s got more information about it please share.

This spring is located 50 minutes from Gainesville. Ichetucknee Springs State Park offers tubing, kayaking, and paddleboard rentals. If you plan on spending a week here I recommend buying your own tube and bring own snorkel gear. I have had great experiences with the brand Intex. “In-park canoe, kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals are available from 8 am to 2:30 pm daily. tube and raft rentals are available from 8 am to 4:30 pm daily,” per the park’s website.

” keep our state parks clean use reusable water bottles and don’t litter”

 

 

Hotel Recommendations

Normally when we are visiting I Recommend staying in Chiefland. This little town is located one hour from the spring is also located driving distance from multiple Springs. The interactive map below shows a few large springs in the area.

Park information Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Address: 12087 Southwest, US-27, Fort White, FL 32038

ichetuckneesprings.com
(386) 497-4690

 

Park Hours 8 a.m to sundown.

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Homosassa Springs

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park located only a few minutes from Crystal River. The park hosts mostly native wildlife spices. Most of the animals have been rescued and are not able to return to the wild. The park focuses on animal welfare and this is noticeable by seeing the passion employees have for their work. The park has two entrances, I suggest taking the one located 4150 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa, FL 34446.

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