Join The Fun– Iche Nippy Dip Day Jan 3rd, 2015


Iche Nippy Dip DayIchetucknee Springs State Park will host an old tradition of taking a dip in the headspring to start the New Year on Saturday,January 3, 2015.

The Friends of Ichetucknee Springs State Park and staff of Ichetucknee Springs State Park along with special guest, Bellamy Beaver, would like to invite you to the “Annual Iche Nippy Dip Day.” Come participate in an old tradition of starting your New Year by taking a “nippy dip” in the beautiful, clear 72 degree water of the Ichetucknee Springs headspring. For the uninitiated, this is a perfect time to start your new tradition by taking the “nippy dip!” Ichetucknee1MMJ

Participants will take the plunge (or dip) at 10:00 a.m. with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. There will be a bathrobe contest after the dip with the award of “Most Fun Robe” being presented to the winner by our special guest. T-shirts sponsored by Honda of Gainesville will be presented to all participants. Hot chocolate and coffee will be available. Donations to the Friends of Ichetucknee Springs State Park, Inc. are always appreciated. The headspring is located at the North Entrance, off Elim Church Road (County Road 238). Come join the fun!

Date: Saturday, January 3, 2015. 9:30 a.m. registration; 10:00 a.m. the Nippy Dip!IMG_6409b

Fees: Free with regular park admission – $6.00 per vehicle.

Contact: For additional information, call 386-497-4690.


Ichetucknee Springs State Park is located four miles northwest of Fort White, off State Roads 47 and 238. From the south, take I-75 north to exit 399. Take US 441 north to the city of High Springs. Take US 27 north to Ft. White, stay on US 27 north approximately 4 miles to the North Park Entrance.

Thanks to Ichetucknee Alliance for posting this announcement. Help bring awareness to the springs and get a refreshing dip in the spring water.

Readers, take this as a personal challenge,  yours truly will be there in the spring looking for you, too!  It should be exhilarating and inspirational, if perhaps brief.

Ichy Dip


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