SJM Ichetucknee River Trip 2018

  • ALL AGES are invited.
  • Location: Ichetucknee Springs State Park  11627 SW U.S. Highway 27 Fort White, FL 32038
  • Date: Thursday, July 19th @ 7:30a – 3:00p. Rain Check Thursday, July 26th.
  • Sign Up: Here

Description: This year we plan to bring back our SJM river trip. We will be meeting at St. Justin Martyr for carpool at 7:00a and leave for the park around 7:30a. At 2:15p we will begin packing to leave the park at 3p.  We will stay within the area of South Entrance and Midpoint Tube Launch. Children under 14 years old are required to have their parent present or a pre-arranged guardian. Sign ups are located in the Fellowship Hall on the youth and community bulletin board. Drivers will be needed, please contact Daniel Kindell.

Fees: Drivers please be confirmed for carpool to Daniel Kindell no later than Sunday, July 15th.

  • The cost is $6 per vehicle carrying 2-8 people.
  • $4 for single Occupant Vehicle.
  • The cost for tram service is $5.50 plus tax per person.
  • The cost for shuttle service is $7.50 plus tax per person which also includes tram service.

Food: It is encouraged to bring your own bag lunch and beverages, coordinate with others if you wish. There is absolutely NO food or drink permitted in the river. Any food and drinks must be kept in a cooler until lunchtime which will be held at 12p by our vehicles. You are also welcome to bring money for lunch as there will be a concession stand. Click HERE to view the menu and cost to plan accordingly.

Other items to pack may include:

  • Sunscreen
  • Towels
  • Swimsuit (One piece is encouraged. If wearing a two-piece, please bring a shirt to wear.) 
  • Change of clothes, an extra shirt.
  • Sandals, sneakers or water shoes if available, but not necessary
  • Foldable chairs
  • Book, bible, lake/beach game
  • Life vest for those who are weak swimmers or cannot swim. Personal tubes (see Floats section below). 

FloatsIt is fine to bring your own inflatable tube, as long as it is not made of cheap vinyl material. String rubber or strong synthetic material is preferred. Tubes and raft rentals are available at affordable cost near the park. Depending on the type of tube you wish to rent, costs range from $5 to $20. Click HERE to view the in park options. 

DirectionsWe will be accessing the state park from the South Entrance and staying in the general area. Our group will stay within South Entrance and Midpoint Tube Launch. Utilize the map located below to reference. The fastest route from SJM will is I-295 to I-10West to US-90West, to SW SR-47, to SW US Highway 27. Click HERE for direction through Google Maps.

WeatherIf there is a chance of thunderstorms in the Ft. White area, we will be prepared to cut the trip short or have a minor interruption. If there is a chance for thunderstorms and a likelihood of lightning to be produced, this will be an extremely dangerous situation and all attendees will be requested out of the river. Our Rain Check date will be the following Thursday, July 26th, 2018.

For more informationPlease contact Daniel Kindell if you have any comments, questions, or concerns. Feel free to check out Ichetucknee State Park website. 


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