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Friday, June 24, 2016

10 ways to tube Florida's springs and rivers this summer

Posted By on Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 1:53 PM

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5) Blue Springs State Park 

2100 W. French Avenue, Orange City, 386-775-3663
Distance: About 1 hour from Orlando

This is the shortest tube run on this list, clocking in at just about an eighth of a mile, but don’t let that deter you from floating down its crystal clear waters. The tube run takes you right back to the main swimming dock too, so you’ll be able to enjoy that after tubing. You can bring your own tubes or rent them from the park for $5 an hour, or $15 for the whole day.

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6) Spring Creek 

2100 Bear Paw Ln, Marianna, 850-482-4948
Distance: About 4 hours and 30 minutes from Orlando

Bear Paw Adventure takes you on a 4-hour tubing experience down Spring Creek, where you can wind down as you slowly drift with the current. Things can get a little hectic, so if peace and relaxation are what you’re looking for, try going on a weekday this summer. You can’t bring your own tube, but their tube rentals start at $15 and include the shuttle back to the starting point.

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