Florida Fun: Tubing Ichetucknee Springs

Way down yonder of the Ichetucknee…

Yea, I know, those aren’t the words. The song’s about the Chattahoochee, not the Ichetucknee (although they don’t sound that different). But rolling down the slow current in a tube, we couldn’t help but recall Alan Jackson’s ode to a meandering southern river.

Except the Ichetucknee water ain’t muddy like the Chattachoochee.

Florida is well known for beaches, Disney and general dysfunction, but the state is also full of an awesome natural phenomenon — freshwater springs. Like the nine named springs that feed the Ichetucknee River, which is pristine, cold (72 degrees year-round) and fully in a Florida State Park that bears its name (Ichetucknee Springs State Park).  Continue reading