The crystalline Ichetucknee River flows six miles through shaded hammocks and wetlands before it joins the Santa Fe River. In 1972, the head spring of the river was declared a National Natural Landmark by the U. S. Department of the Interior. From the end of May until early September, tubing down the river is the premier activity in the area. In addition to tubing, visitors can enjoy picnicking, snorkeling, canoeing, swimming, hiking, and wildlife viewing. October through March scuba diving is available in the Blue Hole only (you must be cave certified). White-tailed deer, raccoons, wild turkeys, wood ducks and great blue herons can be seen from the river.
Picnic areas, equipped with tables and grills, are available throughout the park. A full-service concession offers food, refreshments, and outdoor products from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Tubes plus snorkeling and diving equipment can be rented from private vendors outside the park located four miles northwest of Fort White, off State Roads 47 and 238.The park is open year round 8:00 a.m.; different entrances close at the following times:North Entrance closes 1/2 hour before sunset or as posted at the Entrance Station.South Entrance closes at sunset or as posted at the Entrance Station.Take Out Gate closes as posted (this gate is closed and not open to the public Memorial Day through Labor Day).and Fees $6.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. No river use.$4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle.$4.00 Motorcycle Fee (one or two people).$2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.