and Kamp Kulaqua. It has several swimming areas including a pool and a water park for the kiddies
We also have River Rise State Park.
Perhaps what Fort White is most famous for however is the beautiful Ichetucknee River. During the summer thousands of people flock to it every day. They rent tubes and spend anywhere from 1 1/2 hours to 3 hours leisurely floating down this very cold river. Actually the water temperature remains at a steady 72 degrees year round. It is a fabulous way to spend the day with your friends and family. Below, you will find a few pictures of the swimming, tubing and scuba diving that take place there. It is also a state park. The local middle and high school students are very much involved in the environmental studies of this ever changing ecosystem.
The head springs.
Scuba divers at one of the smaller springs
About 6 miles away is the larger town of High Springs. This little town is quite pedestrian friendly. There are arts and crafts stores and antique shopping. And every Thursday afternoon, rain or shine, there is a farmer's market held right at the main intersection in town. Farmers from all around bring in their fresh produce and wares. It really is quite fun. One Friday night a month is High Springs Fun Night. It is so family oriented. They even have horse drawn carriage rides through the city.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my small town and the surrounding areas. If you ever get the chance, you really should float on down the Ichetucknee. You'll be hard pressed to find any place more beautiful.
Thanks for visiting my home town. Y'all come back now, you hear.