Gainesville, FL (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
The white sands of Florida beaches aren't the only vacation hot spots for tourists. Those looking to explore the state and all its scenic wonders should travel inland to visit a network of spring-fed rivers, and a newly updated website offers travelers information to do just that.
At IchetuckneeRiver.com, there is a variety of information for those who want to swim, hike, go tubing, snorkel and cave dive in north central Florida. The Ichetucknee is a pristine and, at many spots, a crystal-clear river. In 1972 the U.S. government declared the head of the river a National Natural Landmark, where one can see white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, and great blue herons.
The river is six miles long and an average 20 feet wide, and visitors can rent tubes anywhere from $5 to $20 to leisurely spend a day floating down the river. The Ichetucknee River website lists the most reputable tube rental providers.
The website also recommends lodging and camping spots that can be found near the river, and one of the more popular camping areas is the Ichetucknee Springs Campground, located less than a mile from the state park. Camp rentals are between $10 to $24 for a tent or RV site with possible water and electricity access.
For those less inclined to spend time sleeping outdoors, IchetuckneeRiver.com also recommends the Smoakhouse Ranch, a historic property nestled on 50 beautiful acres where guests cans fish, hike and see farm animals -- a complete ranch experience.
For decades students from the nearby University of Florida have taken advantage of the cool river waters during weekend getaways. Now that the Ichetucknee River has became more popular among state and international visitors, IchetuckneeRiver.com provides the most comprehensive guide to Florida's not-so-hidden treasure.
IchetuckneeRiver.com is the most comprehensive online travel and activity guide to Florida's premier, crystal-clear river.