Ichetucknee Springs State Park, Fort White, Florida.
December 1, 2015 to present
Ichetucknee Springs State Park protects the headwaters of the pristine Ichetucknee River, which flows six miles through shaded hammocks of stately cypress, maple, oak and pine before its confluence with the Santa Fe River. Located in North Florida approximately 20 miles south of Lake City, visitors journey to the park to tube and paddle the river, and to swim, snorkel and scuba dive its feeder springs, including the iconic “Blue Hole.”
At Ichetucknee Springs State Park, Cape Leisure offers food, retail, watercraft rentals, and tram transportation to visitors under a concession contract with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
From its Paddling Adventures Ichetucknee concession building, located near the river’s head spring, Cape Leisure provides visitors with canoe, kayak and stand up paddleboard rentals on the Ichetucknee River, together with return transportation to the starting point at the North Entrance of the park. Guest may choose between three and nine mile paddles.
At the Ichetucknee General Store, guests can enjoy both hot and cold menu selections such as hamburgers, fries, fish tacos, sandwiches and wraps, salads and hand dipped ice cream. They can also shop for souvenirs, tee shirts, swimming and paddling supplies as well as picnic supplies and sundries in the General Store’s 800-square foot retail shop. Ticket windows in the front of the General Store sell transportation wristbands for the in-park tram shuttle, servicing primarily those tubing the Ichetucknee, as well as van/bus transportation to river’s headwaters.