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Boating & Tubing

Discover the secrets of a spring up close and personal in a canoe, kayak or inner tube.

 

 
Image of As if floating on air, two canoeists paddle through the crystal clear water of a spring run.Zoom+ As if floating on air, two canoeists paddle through the crystal clear water of a spring run. © Wes Skiles

Kayaking, canoeing and tubing are some of the most leisurely and intimate ways to experience a spring. Unlike power boating, it provides opportunities to view wildlife up close and explore nooks and crannies of the spring ecosystem, investigating trees, flowers, and other plants.

Of all of Florida's spring parks and recreation areas offering canoeing, kayaking and tubing opportunities, Ichetucknee Springs State Park is considered by many to be one of the finest in the state.

With more than seven miles of swiftly flowing river and three separate canoe and tube launches, it can attract as many as three-thousand visitors to the river a day during peak summer months.

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