The Ichetucknee River flows six miles through hammocks and floodplain forests. The upper 3.5-mile stretch of the river is protected with eight major springs and remains Florida’s most pristine spring-fed river. No motorized boats are allowed, visitors’ trash is minimized, and a carrying capacity is carefully enforced. From May- September its Florida’s most popular tubing destination. Visitors also enjoy swimming, canoeing, snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, wildlife viewing, and picnicking.
Otters, beavers, raccoons, alligators, turtles, wild turkeys, wood ducks, limpkins, and egrets can be seen on the river. Picnic areas, equipped with tables and grills, are available throughout the park.