There’s Nothing Better Than Florida’s Natural Lazy River On A Summer’s Day

Summertime means fun and relaxation. As long as you can find a way to make the sweltering heat bearable, that is. While there are plenty of water activities to enjoy throughout the state, we have something that the whole family can enjoy together. The best lazy river in Florida happens to be an excellent place to set up shop on a hot summer day. Read on to discover one of Florida’s most beautiful outdoor destinations where you can truly get away from it all.

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If you can’t wait until Memorial Day weekend to check out this lazy river, you can still go tubing, but only from the park’s south entrance. The south gate is closed during the summer Florida tubing season, so after Memorial Day, you should start at the north entrance. Entry is $6 per vehicle, but you will also need $5 for tram wristbands, which are sold at the concession stand.

Address: 12087 SW U.S. Highway 27, Fort White, FL 32038

Hours of Operation: Open every day from 8:00 a.m. until sundown.

Have you ever gone tubing at Ichetucknee Springs State Park? What’s your favorite way to spend a hot summer day in Florida?

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Best Lazy River in Florida

June 22, 2019

Where are the best places to go tubing in Florida?

Tubing in Florida can easily be considered one of the ultimate summer pastimes. There are tons of unique opportunities for Florida tubing as long as you know where to look. Some of the best Florida rivers to go tubing on including Blue Spring State Park, Ichetucknee Springs State Park, Rainbow Springs State Park, Madison Blue Spring State Park, Rock Spring Run, and Ginnie Springs to name a few. Many of these tubing spots offer an easy float down the river plus cool water to enjoy and stay refreshed.

Can I bring my own tube to go tubing in Florida?

For those wondering about tubing in Florida and if they should come prepared, it really depends on where you’re going to tube. There are plenty of Florida rivers which offer tubes to rent either inside the park or outside the park from vendors. However, if you have a tube that you like to use, just make sure it fits the requirements of where you’re going. There are some tubing trails in Florida that require the tubes be of a certain size before launching into the water.

When does tubing season end in Florida?

The good news for Floridians is that tubing season really doesn’t have to end. Since the weather throughout Florida remains relatively warm all year long, you can keep on tubing any time of year. However, there obviously is a prime time to tube and that’s during the summer. When the temperatures get hot, usually around the late spring mark, then tubing becomes popular. It isn’t until the summertime though, when kids are out of school that some tube trails become heavily trafficked. For many Floridians who do not want to brave colder than necessary temperatures, tubing season likely ends around November/December.