Free North Florida Springs – Part 1

Free North Florida Springs – Did you know that there are actually some springs you and your family can visit and not cost you anything to go and enjoy? Yes, our Florida State Parks has some great springs in the north Florida area and, generally, it only costs a couple of bucks per car load to visit such as Ichetucknee Springs State Park in Ft White, Florida; Lafayette Blue Springs State Park in Mayo, Florida; Troy Springs State Park in Branford, Florida and Madison Blue Springs State Park in Lee, Florida. You really need to check their website before you come to make sure the springs is open before you drive over for the day. These are day-use only state parks and are opened from 8:00am to sundown every single day. Now until Memorial Day weekend, when the summer season begins, you will have a better chance to get in at the lowest fees.
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Ichetucknee Springs Review

Ichetucknee State Park is a beautiful place to spend the day. It is a smaller park by comparison to some of the others and the only real attraction is the tubing down the Ichetucknee River. For our first adventure in the RV we decided to take the entire family tubing for the weekend. There are a few places to camp in the area and the one we came across first was a private campground called (funny enough) Ichetucknee Campground which is about a mile from the State Park’s North entrance. They only allow a limited number of people in the park each day and if you do not get there first thing in the morning you may not be allowed to come in at all. The fee is pretty steep at $5 per person. They have everyone come into a special entrance in the morning, let out all the passengers, drive to the South Entrance and park. They have shuttles to return you to the tubing area. You can picnik, walk the nature trails or just enjoy the peace and quiet. Continue reading “Ichetucknee Springs Review”