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Monday, July 28, 2008

Tubing down the river

Published 7/28/2008
From Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend, the whole river is open to tubing and the trams are running. Tubes of all sizes can be rented from private vendors outside the park and the best part is that when you are done with your trip down the river, you can just drop off your innertubes at a designated spot and the tubing company will come pick it up for free.

The park has different launching and ending points, and you can choose to raft or tube from anywhere between 1 to 3 hours. At the south entrance of the park, tubers have the opportunity to choose a 1.5 hour float or a 30 minute float on the cool, spring-fed, crystal clear waters of the Ichetucknee River. If you choose to tube the full length of the river for a 3 hour float, get to the north entrance early as only 750 tubers per day are permitted on the sensitive and beautiful upper section of the river. Also at the north entrance of Ichetucknee Springs State Park, enjoy swimming or snorkeling in two pristine springs or take a stroll along the river on the Trestle Point Trail.
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