Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: $6.00
Description

Ichetucknee Springs State Park is all about the water. Eight springs that combine to form the Ichetucknee River, to be exact. The natural water fountains produce a staggering 223 million gallons of freshwater each day. That’s woofin’ amazing!

With springs and the river as the main draw, this park is well known for canoeing, tubing, swimming, and even scuba diving. While all of this sounds like fun, your doggo will be more interested in the trails. Since four legged visitors are not allowed on any of the trails that lead to the springs or river, they need to stick to Trestle Point and Pine Ridge Trails. Both of these trails are located in the northern end of the park, which just happens to be a National Natural Landmark.

Pine Ridge Trail is a self-guided loop that runs through an often overlooked section of the park. This hidden gem of a hike meanders around an impressive sandhill that is flanked with groves of longleaf pines.  While strolling along this path, your furry pal will also see beautiful open vistas. All in all it’s about two miles, so your pup will get some decent exercise. If it’s hot day, then the shady Trestle Point Trail is the pawfect option. Another self-guided trail, it lets your doggo see the gorgeous Ichetucknee River as well as an area where phosphate ore was mined in the early 1900s. This furrific hike is not very long and should only take about 30 minutes.

No matter which trail you follow, remember to carry more than enough water for both you and your pooch. The muggy temperatures will make your pup extra thirsty. Also, always have some clean up bags ready to use at a moment’s notice. Above all else, have a woofderful time hanging out in nature with your beloved pooch!

Address
12087 SW US Hwy 27
Fort White, FL 32038
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - Sunset
Tue 8:00 AM - Sunset
Wed 8:00 AM - Sunset
Thu 8:00 AM - Sunset
Fri 8:00 AM - Sunset
Sat 8:00 AM - Sunset
Sun 8:00 AM - Sunset
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Address
12087 SW US Hwy 27
Fort White, FL 32038
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - Sunset
Tue 8:00 AM - Sunset
Wed 8:00 AM - Sunset
Thu 8:00 AM - Sunset
Fri 8:00 AM - Sunset
Sat 8:00 AM - Sunset
Sun 8:00 AM - Sunset