Ichetucknee Springs

We took a rest day at a campground by the beautiful Ichetucknee Springs state park. While Jim went on a resupply mission, I spent the day swimming and kayaking. (Thank you, Jim!)

Growing up, every summer we’d take a trip to Water Country. One of my favorite rides there was the lazy river. I was delighted that Ichetucknee Springs form a natural lazy river, winding through mangroves and teeming with wildlife. I saw herons, turtles, and leaping fish – plusĀ a brief glimpse of an otter! I also got to take a dip in the Blue Hole and Head springs, which were as clear as bottled water.

The Florida State Park motto is “The Real Florida”, which makes me smile. I’m not much for theme parks as an adult, so I’m happy to experience the solitude and natural beauty of the real thing.

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