Ichetucknee Spring


Useful Information

Location: Ichetucknee Springs State Park. At U.S. Hwy 27 between Branford and Fort White.
Open: All year 8 to sundown.
[2010]
Fee: Car with 1 adult USD 4, Car with up to 8 adults USD 6, Motorcycle USD 4.
[2010]
Classification:  Karst Spring
Light: n/a
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Address: Ichetucknee Springs State Park, 12087 S.W. U.S. 27, Fort White, Florida 32038, Tel: +1-386-497-4690.
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History


Description

Ichetucknee Springs are actually nine springs which feed Ichetucknee River. The springs are called Ichetucknee Spring, Cedar Head Spring, Blue Hole Spring, Roaring Springs, Singing Springs, Boiling Spring, Grassy Hole Springs, Mill Pond Spring, and Coffee Spring. They are located along the upper four kilometers of the river. The discharge was measured at the bridge U.S. Hwy 27 between 1917 and 1975. Average was 10m³/s, maximum was 29-APR-1948 16.3m³/s and minimum was 28-JAN-1958 6.8m³/s. The springs are fed by the surrounding catchment area, but part of the water comes from sinks at Alligator Creek and Rose Creek to the north.

The Ichetucknee Spring or Head Spring is the most northerly and forms the head of the river. This is the main spring and well developed with a parking lot at Northwest Old Bellamy Road and a trail leading to the third spring along the river, Blue Hole. The lower part of the springs is developed from the U.S. Hwy 27 with a parking lot, shuttle station and a shuttle road. This part of the river is used for tubing, people are brought to a landing at the river where they start floating down the river on tubes. They are picked up at the tube landing station 2.4 kilometer down the river, close to Hwy 27.


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