ICHNEETUCKNEE SPRINGS WEEKEND
Friday, August 2th - Sunday, August 4th
Here we go again!
We are having 2 other meet up groups join us on this Great Event
Including Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday and Saturday night Dinner
all included in your weekend
Our annual tubing trip is taking us to
Some of you know that
we were not able to go to this location
last year because of terrible floods in the area.
Well, we are keeping our fingers and toes crossed
that we will make it there this year!
Join friends for this full of fun and sun.
We will be staying in a hotel in Alachua.
We have group rates that include hot breakfast each morning.
Nearby, is the beautiful Ichetucknee Springs State Park
where we will start our tubing early on Sunday morning.
On Saturday, we might be checking out Ginnie Springs Outdoors.
This is a great location for canoeing, kayaking, etc.
We are going to have a BBQ by the pool area:
hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips and drinks.
This is going to be about 5pm or so.
After dinner, it is game night!!!
BYOB or anything else you might like to have or share!
Early Sunday morning, we will have breakfast at the hotel,
then depart (about 7:30am) for the centerpiece activity of the weekend;
the float down the Ichetucknee River.
The crystalline Ichetucknee River flows six miles
through shaded hammocks and wetlands before it joins the Santa Fe River.
In 1972, the head spring of the river was declared
a National Natural Landmark by the U. S. Department of the Interior.
From the end of May until early September,
tubing down the river is the premier activity in the area.
In addition to tubing, visitors can enjoy picnicking, snorkeling,
canoeing, swimming, hiking, and wildlife viewing.
White-tailed deer, raccoons, wild turkeys, wood ducks
and great blue herons can be seen from the river.
Bring snorkeling gear, and jump off your tube
at any time to explore the springs along the way.
The entire float takes about 3-4 hours.
We should finish our tubing between 2-3pm.
What to bring: Clothing, toiletries, hat, sunscreen, bug spray, bathing suit, etc. Optional gear includes snorkeling gear, waterproof camera. To keep the river pristine, no food, drink, tobacco or disposable items may be taken on the river.
Cost: $90.00 per person based on double occupancy.
Price includes two night hotel room, poolside meet & greet snacks,
BBQ poolside dinner on Saturday and tube rental.
A $5 per person cash entry fee to Ichetucknee Springs
will be collected upon entry to the park.
(There is no vehicle entry fee when you are tubing.)
If you can only join us on Saturday night,
please call Karen for special pricing.
If you need a roommate, please let us know so we can pair you up.
(Girls with girls and boys with boys...sorry!)
For more information and carpooling, please call
Get Out There Adventures T- Shirts are for sale and caps
Let us know what size you would like. The T-shirts are $10 and hats $15.