Ichetucknee Springs - update with park entrance map

  Here's a map of the park.  the lower left corner has an arrow where the entrance we will use is.  I hope this helps.  there is a small bridge just to the west of it.  Hope this helps

 

I really enjoy this paddle and want to do it before all the tubers get on the water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will meet at the south entrance at 9:30 am to be on the water by 10:00 am.  I will send all responding attendees mapquest directions.

This is on the same road as the MidPoint, but a bit farther north just before an small road bridge over the water.  It is not clearly marked.  I will think of something to put at the turn.    there is a parking lot and loading area.

 

What to Bring:

Kayak, and all gear - yes this includes a PDF with a whistle

Water - a few bottles,

picnic lunch

 

We will put in at the south entrance and paddle up to the head spring where we will leave the boats tied up and have lunch, swim, and some relaxing.  then we will head back down the river.

 

 

 

Join or login to comment.

  • Chris G.

    I've asked myself, "How could we make this trip better the next time we do it?" and I'm having trouble coming up with an answer.

    1 · May 22, 2013

    • Linda

      I want to camp next time... at least for me it'll be a first.

      May 22, 2013

    • sue

      The camping was a great way to relax and enjoy each others company. .so wonderful. .thank you Helen for the great idea

      May 22, 2013

  • sue

    I have to agree. .not a lot of tubers. .we had it all..thank you god and everyone for making me want to keep on yakking:-)

    May 22, 2013

  • Mirko

    I didn't take any picture, but I made a video: http://youtu.be/O44X8W7bib0

    3 · May 20, 2013

    • Linda

      amazing! I love your videos! really puts you "there"

      May 20, 2013

    • sue

      That was wonderful. .Thank you I enjoyed every minute of it

      May 20, 2013

  • sue

    We tubed today. .couldn't stop being kid's

    2 · May 19, 2013

  • Tori C.

    Great trip! I could do this again (after the soreness eases) :) Thanks Linda!

    May 19, 2013

  • Linda

    (damn return key!) ...
    got a picture of the otters. the weather held out till we got back to Jax, and I don't know about anyone else, but I slept really good last night.

    May 19, 2013

  • Linda

    it was great to see everyone, and I had a wonderful time. Can't wait to see the pictures! look forward to paddling with everyone again. I hoping SOMEONE

    May 19, 2013

  • Christina

    I live in st Augustine. Leaving in the Am. Not sure which route to take yet, if anyone is heading south or from this area, can I follow you there? Please text my cell[masked]

    May 18, 2013

    • Elan

      You might want to meet up with the group meeting at the avenues mall. I am also headed west from Jacksonville if you want to follow me. [masked]

      May 18, 2013

  • Elan

    So excited! See y'all there![masked]

    May 18, 2013

  • Christina

    Linda. Will there be a place to change into swimsuits when we arrive?

    May 18, 2013

    • Elan

      Yes there is a bathroom with changing stalls there

      May 18, 2013

  • David C.

    I apologize for late notice - am not feeling well and won't be able to make it tomorrow. I hope you all have a great time. Cheers.

    May 17, 2013

  • Chris G.

    I'm still a little unclear about exactly where we are meeting to put in. Linda - Are the coordinates that Helen posted where you want us to meet? Are we not putting in at the mid-point inside the park?

    May 17, 2013

    • Linda

      yes, the entrance is just before the bridge. more like road over water. I am going to tie some balloons by the road

      May 17, 2013

    • David

      It is right after the power transmission sub station and before the bridge over the Itchnetucky river .......

      May 17, 2013

  • timothy h.

    I'm sorry but I have to cancel. Caught a stomach virus.

    May 17, 2013

  • David C.

    I've not received mapquest directions. Will this clear up confusion on the meeting place? I will change my meet-up e-mail to my home computer this evening and hopefully will receive the directions.

    May 17, 2013

    • Linda

      Helen posted this,

      May 17, 2013

  • Linda

    okay here's my cell[masked] - remember the River Use Fees are $6.00 per group of 2-8 people, tubing from South Entrance-Off-Season (Begins the Tuesday after Labor Day thru the Friday before Memorial Day). they use the honor system, meaning you put the money in a provided envelope and then in a box. see everyone tomorrow!!

    May 17, 2013

  • Scott

    Hey I put the coordinates in my phone and they don't seem working, any help? Also, I am day tripping and have a truck, I'll be leaving early , I can load others if needed.
    [masked]
    Scott

    May 17, 2013

  • Helen J.

    I just checked out the area. The best/easiest put in for going up to the springs is on US27 .4 miles from the Ich South entrance, on right side of road just before the bridge. You don't have to pay. The coordinates are N[masked] and W082.47.051. It's going to be a work out because the water is high and flowing fast. I may only go 2 miles or so and float back.

    May 17, 2013

    • Helen J.

      Also bring your wheels. You can drive on dirt road to put in, but is still a little walk to the water.

      May 17, 2013

  • Helen J.

    Tori, when are you getting to O'Leno? Are you going kayaking with us on Fri?

    May 17, 2013

    • Tori C.

      I'm not staying at Oleno I'm staying at Ichetucknee Campground. Probably won't leave until 2 so not going to be able to make it for kayaking today. :(

      May 17, 2013

  • sue

    If anyone wants to camp tonight and tomorrow. .we have an extra site at oleno

    May 17, 2013

  • Mirko

    So, we will meet at the south entrance on the Road U.S. 27, right? I don't know where is the "same road as the MidPoint, but a bit farther north just before an small road bridge over the water"

    May 14, 2013

    • Metta

      Mirko, I'm so glad you're coming, is Marta coming too? We're putting in where we have in the past??? Make sense, if you get to the bridge, you've gone to far. It's right before the bridge!!

      May 16, 2013

    • Mirko

      yes she is coming too. I don't remember last time. Maybe it will refresh my memory when I'll get there.

      May 17, 2013

  • Metta

    My boat's loaded, car's packed...I'll see everyone Sat. !!!

    May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this a closed Kayak group?

    May 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Linda, just bought 17' Dagger & would like to get it in the water. Any transporters? Whats cost of rental?

      May 15, 2013

    • Metta

      Sorry Steve I don't have any way to carry my tug boat Hobie plus another lonnnnnng kayak or I would try to help, I'm not sure of any rentals in the area, have you googled it? Hope it can work out for you!!

      May 16, 2013

  • Kathy

    We can meet at avenues mall and leave cars on garage. My number is[masked]

    May 15, 2013

  • Linda

    can anyone help out Steve Neider - needs to transport his Kayak, or let him know where to rent one by the Park?

    May 15, 2013

  • Kathy

    Would like to carpool from Jacksonville if anyone is going for the day. Will be renting kayaks there so only need to transport people.

    May 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Kathy, do you know the cost of renting?

      May 15, 2013

  • Metta

    I would camp!! Where are u thinking about ?

    April 8, 2013

    • Tori C.

      Ohh, what time were you thinking of going on a paddle Fri.? I'm feeling tempted to take my child out of school early now :)

      May 14, 2013

    • Helen J.

      We're getting there around noonish and setting up camp. Probably kayak around 2 or so. Also may go into town for dinner.

      May 14, 2013

  • sue

    Went to my sisters by the springs. .Here's a picture of the ramp

    May 14, 2013

  • Linda

    looks like a great group for Saturday!! with this number of people, we may launch in two groups. I'm looking forward to this, as I've been off the water too long!

    May 14, 2013

  • Metta

    Who else is camping at Oleno besides me, sue, Helen, Chris +1. ?? Anybody??? :0)

    May 10, 2013

    • sue

      Im stopping at the camp ground your at 27..call me 2159398523...is anyone else going

      May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are there any daytrippers or is everyone staying the night? Love to go, but can only go saturday and need transport for 17' yak, truck outta commission right now.

    May 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Illness has hit will check you all on on other trip!!

    May 12, 2013

  • Helen J.

    I'm in Site #26, if anyone wants to share with me - half of half price!

    May 1, 2013

    • Metta

      Sweet - yes I'm there fri & sat beside ya!!!

      May 10, 2013

    • Helen J.

      Super! There's usually camping available most of the time at Oleno, so come on folks. Great food at High Springs too.

      May 10, 2013

  • Metta

    I'm camping at O'Leno, site 27. C'mon people there's plenty sites open!!

    April 21, 2013

    • Metta

      So sorry to hear that!! Well ....we'll just have to keep having events so eventually we camp together!!

      May 2, 2013

    • Linda

      I'm trying, but with new job, and taking care of the mom-in-law, weekends are rare. I'm working on a June event. I'll let you know what and where!

      May 7, 2013

  • Lauren T.

    I m looking forward to this paddle and becoming active with the group! I finally purchased a kayak and am anxious to get started. Another kayaking friend will also attend.

    April 20, 2013

  • Tori C.

    I'm going to try and book an RV site tomorrow...

    April 19, 2013

  • Sandy

    Ooooop. I see the link... Thanks.

    April 14, 2013

  • Sandy

    Where would you camp on Friday?

    April 14, 2013

  • Linda

    is anyone interested in camping out on Friday night?

    April 8, 2013

20 went

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create a Meetup Group and meet new people

Get started Learn more
Bill

I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy