SJM Ichetucknee River Trip 2019

  • ALL AGES are invited.
  • Location: Ichetucknee Springs State Park  11627 SW U.S. Highway 27 Fort White, FL 32038
  • Date: Monday, July 15th @ 7:30a-3:00p. Sign up no later than July 7th.
  • Sign Up: Here

Description: We will meet at St. Justin Martyr for the carpool at 7:00a and leave by 7:30a. The event will end by 3:00p. While at the park, we will stay within the area of South Entrance and Midpoint Tube Launch. Children under 14 years old are required to have their parent or a pre-arranged guardian present. Sign-ups are located in the Fellowship Hall on the youth and community bulletin board. Drivers will be needed, please contact Daniel Kindell. Drivers will be needed, please contact and confirm with Daniel Kindell no later than July 14th.

Fees:

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

Food: It is encouraged to bring your 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 vests for those who are weak swimmers or cannot swim. Personal tubes (see Floats section below).

Floats: It is fine to bring your 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 at the park. Costs range from $5-$20. Visit the SJM website to view park options. 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 the 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.

Weather: If 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 the likelihood of lightning, all attendees will be requested out of the river.

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

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