Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Description:
Two self-guided trails at the north entrance of the park offer views of the river, an oak hammock, and a longleaf-turkey oak sandhill community. Nine springs feed the beautiful Ichetucknee River, which flows for six miles until it joins the Santa Fe River.

Watchable wildlife:
Your best chance of seeing wildlife is to float quietly in a canoe or rented tube down the river, keeping an eye out for limpkin, wood duck, river otter, or beaver. A hike through the oak hammock or on the trail through the sandhills may bring you face to face with a white-tailed deer.

Ownership:
Department of Environmental Protection

Contact:
(386) 497-2511

Directions:
The north entrance of the park is located on Florida Highway 238.

Related Sites:
Other North East Florida Wildlife Sites
Florida State Parks



FWC Facts:
Burrowing owls live as single breeding pairs or in loose colonies consisting of two or more families. Unlike most owls, burrowing owls are active during both day and night.

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