Ichetucknee River Tubing
Tubes can be rented from vendors outside of the park or visitors can bring their own. Tubes must be smaller than
5 feet in diameter to float freely down the natural river.
Summer Season begins the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Cost: $5.00 per person (children 5 and under are free).
Three tubing options are available.
3 hour float from the North Entrance: Arrive early as we have a daily limit of 750 tubers per day at the North
Entrance off CR 238. The driver of the vehicle will drop off all of the passengers and tubes at the North picnic
area and drive to the South parking lot to park. During the approximately 45 minute wait, the passengers can swim
in the spring, play at the playground, or picnic. A shuttle van will take only the driver from the South parking
lot to the North to meet his or her party at the North picnic area. Once the driver arrives, the group may tube
down the river together. You can exit the river at Dampiers Landing, a 2-1/2 hour float, with a 5 minute walk back
to your vehicle; or, exit the river at the last take-out point where a tram takes you to your vehicle. Note: The
last river trip is sold at 2:00 p.m. unless daily carrying capacity has been reached. The last time to enter the
river at the North Entrance is 3:00 p.m.
1.5 hour float from Mid-point Launch at the South Entrance: Enter the park from the South Entrance off of US 27.
Park in the parking lot and ride the tram to Mid-point. You can exit the river at Dampiers Landing, a 5 minute walk
to the parking lot and picnic area, or continue to the last take-out point where a tram takes you to the parking
lot. Access to Mid-point closes at 4:00 p.m. or when carrying capacity reaches 2,250 tubers which ever comes
45 minute float from Dampiers Landing at the South Entrance: Enter the park from the South Entrance off of SW
27. Park in the parking lot and a shaded, scenic, 5 minute walk will take you to the river. Float to the last
take-out point where a tram takes you back to the parking lot. Access to Dampiers Landing closes at 5:00 p.m. or
when parking area reaches capacity.
Off-Season Begins the day after Labor Day until the Friday before Memorial Day; tubing is ONLY available through
the South Entrance off US 27. The shallow and sensitive north section of the river is given the opportunity to
regrow and recover from the heavy traffic of the summer. To tube from Mid-point or Dampiers Landing, park in the
South parking area. There is no tram service in the off-season.
Mid-point Launch: Follow the Mid-point trail or tram road to the Mid-point dock (about a 15 minute walk). You
can then float 1/2 hour to Dampiers landing and walk 5 minutes back to your vehicle, or continue floating for an
additional hour to the last tube take-out. Return to the main parking area via the tram road (about a 15 minute
Dampiers Landing: Follow the trail behind the concession building straight to the river (about a 5 minute walk).
You will float for 45 minutes to the last take-out. Return to the main parking area via the tram road (about a 15
Admission is $5.00 per vehicle up to 8 people. Single car occupant or motorcycle is $3.00. This is an amazing
river tubing adventure for people looking for an affordable activity.
Picture of visitors tubing down the Ichetucknee River. Most rental companies charge $5 for a tube rental, which
includes them picking it up after you are done with it at the end of the river.
This is what a typical tube looks like, but there are tons of color and size variations.