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Monday, June 02, 2008

Cool summer fun

Published June 1, 2008
While last weekend saw 7,781 people float down the Ichetucknee River over the Memorial Day holiday, up from last year’s 6,522, the numbers were still low for a major holiday weekend.

To protect the vegetation that calls the Ichetucknee home, the north entrance is only open for floating between Memorial and Labor Day weekends, Martin said.

Additionally, only 750 people a day are allowed to begin their float at the headsprings.

On busy weekends the north entrance can be closed as early as 8:30 or 9 a.m., she said.

The mid-point and Dampier’s Landing entrances can be accessed at the South entrance and can carry more people.

The mid-point max is 2,250 people while the Dampier’s Landing, which is the shortest float, has no limit and is open everyday until 5 p.m.
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