Town of Fort White, Florida

The original military fort was constructed in 1836 to protect the Cor Creek settlement from the Second Seminole War. The town was incorporated in 1884 and continued to grow with the arrival of the railroad in 1888. The primary industries were phosphate mining and agriculture. As phosphate mines depleted and the cotton industry became more automated, the local economy fell. Residents today enjoy a quiet, close-knit community.

Natural Watering Holes
9 Crystal Clear Natural Watering Holes in Florida
Check out these beautiful natural watering holes that the Sunshine State has to offer
Samantha Kern

Ichetucknee Springs is a 2,669-acre State Park located in North Florida. Its main attraction are the 8 major crystalline springs. They join together to create the six-mile long Ichetucknee River, perfect for tubing, kayaking, and snorkeling! The park offers Paddling Adventures rentals, where guest can rent equipment and get access to the park's transportation services such as shuttle buses, ensuring they make the most out of their time at the park. The General Store offers both hot and cold dining options, including hamburgers, fries, sandwiches, and ice cream that guests can enjoy at the outdoor picnic tables located throughout the park. In addition to these attractions, the park is a safe haven to many wildlife species such as beaver, otter, gar, softshell turtle, wild turkey, wood duck, and limpkin. Guests may catch a glimpse of many of these critters as they explore any of the park's three nature trails, guiding visitors through lush forests, sandhill plains, and the towering longleaf pine environments preserved here. Whether you're a nature enthusiast or just looking for a way to cool off in the Florida heat, Ichetucknee Springs offers fun for guests of all interests and ages!

Ichetucknee Springs

River Rise Preserve State Park is surrounded by a wooded area and many tall trees. It's the perfect spot for equestrians and bicyclists looking to explore over 35 miles of trails. Anglers can enjoy their time fishing in part of the Santa Fe River. Then when the day is done, there is plenty of room on site for guests and their horses to camp overnight. There's even campfire circles, picnic pavilions, interpretive exhibits, and a bathhouse for your enjoyment and convenience. It is filled with breathtaking scenery just waiting to be discovered, and it is quite the natural and quiet getaway.

River Rise Preserve State Park