For those who know Florida only from postcard images of sunny beaches or the fairly tale worlds of theme parks, we have just one thing to say: 

 

N 30º 19.55   W 82º 44.33

 

Plug this number into your GPS, wave goodbye to the big mouse in lederhosen and let your car deliver you to the “real” Florida on the banks of the Suwannee River. 

 It's time to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors!  Hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, birding, festivals, music...check out the "Calendar of Events" or our "Places to Play" page for information... 



   
 
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Saturday, December 20, 2014
Ichetucknee Time Machine
   

Take a fascinating journey by van into the Ichetucknee forest, to the site of the 17th Century Mission de San Martìn de Timucua. Learn all about the ancient Timucuan capital of Aquacalyquen. This special interpretive program is space-limited, and reservations are recommended. The tour will begin at the Head Spring parking lot, at the North Entrance off Elim Church Road (County Road 238). Some portions of the tour include walking, so long pants, sturdy shoes, and insect repellent are highly recommended.

All park entrance fees apply: $6.00 per vehicle (up to 8 people)

Call the park administrative office at 386-497-4690 for additional details.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Spirit of the Suwannee New Year's Party
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Thursday, January 01, 2015
New Year's Day Hike
   

Ring in the New Year with a refreshing journey of renewal: an invigorating winter hike along the Ichetucknee River! We will begin at the Ichetucknee Head Spring and follow its course adjacent the Trestle Point Trail. We will then traverse the park’s fabulous sandhills along the Pine Ridge Trail. This two-mile hike promises a wonderful variety of wildlife through a cross-section of the park’s major plant communities. Sturdy hiking shoes and winter-appropriate clothing are highly recommended for this moderately easy hike in a nature trail setting. The first portion of the hike will be in a shaded hammock close to the river, and the second portion will be through an open, sunny, pinewoods. Sunscreen and water will be useful to bring along. Pets are allowed on the trails on six-foot, hand-held leashes only. This ranger-led hike is open for all ages. We will meet at the North Entrance, off County Road 238, at the Head Spring parking area. This special event is in coordination with America’s State Parks First Day Hikes celebration, promoting year-round recreation, physical activity, and healthy lifestyles.

All park entrance fees apply: $6.00 per vehicle, maximum 8 people; $4.00 for single occupants in a vehicle; $2.00 each for extra passengers.

Call the park administrative office at 386-497-4690 for additional details.

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