Just two-and-a-half hours from Tampa, Ichetucknee Springs State Park is a secluded slice of Old Florida. Tubing down the Ichetucknee River or snorkeling at the park’s Blue Hole Spring (which stays at a cool 72 degrees year round) will help bring your temperature — and your stress levels — down.
WHERE TO GO >
01. ICHETUCKNEE SPRINGS
12087 SW U.S. Highway 27
Fort White, FL 32038
8 a.m. until sunset
floridastateparks.org for activity-specific hours
02. RAINBOW SPRINGS
19158 SW 81st Place Rd.
Dunellon, FL 34432
Tubing entrance open 8 a.m. until sunset
(cars must be out of tubing lot by 6p)
03. ROCK SPRINGS RUN
400 E. Kelly Park Rd.
Apopka, FL 32712 | 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.