Tubing the Ichetucknee River
Aug 29, 2009
Saturday 5:15 a.m.
This is a Florida classic which every nature-lover should do in their lifetime. Well commune with the crystalline Ichetucknee River which flows about six miles through shaded hammocks and wetlands from the headspring which has been declared a National Natural Landmark.
We'll try to enter at the north entrance of Ichetucknee Springs State Park and be part of the limited number of tubers that get to do the entire part of the river that can be tubed (this takes about 3 hours). If we get shut out for the entire run then well do two half-river runs.
Bring lunch, water, swimsuit, towel, sun tan lotion, a change of clothing, and snorkel face mask. Consider wearing a T shirt on the river if you burn easily.
Entrance to the Park is $5. per person and tubes rent for about $6.
Sierra Club members only please. RSVP on Meetup or contact Outings Leader Brian Paradise
Northeast Florida Group
Well meet at 5.15 a.m. at the Gate Food Post at U.S. 1 and Highway 210 (about a 20-minute drive on U.S. 1 south of The Avenues) for the two-hour drive on back roads to Fort White where well rent tubes.
If you want to drive directly to Fort White then meet us at the intersection of U.S. 27 and 1st Street in Fort White (the main intersection) at 7 a.m. .
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