BEARS ON THE RIVER 2019
BOTR XXII
July 25th - 28th

Join us for our 22nd annual tubing trip down the Ichetucknee River! For up to the minute updates, add yourself to our Facebook page!



Host Hotel  SOLD OUT


SpringHill Suites by Marriott

4155 SW 40th Blvd

Gainesville FL 32608

352-376-8873

Call Lynn direct to book your room(s) or click on the link below.

Single $124.00 per night plus tax*

Double $124.00 per night plus tax*

 

*A one night non refundable deposit will be charged at the time the reservation is made. 


Make Reservation Here

The hotel is SOLD OUT- Call Lynn to add your name to the wait list. 






















Once again this year we will be collecting non-perishable food for Bread of the Mighty Food Bank.  

Donations of almost any non-perishable food item is desirable. 

Below are several of the most requested items. 

Rice, Pasta, Potatoes (Instant or Canned), Macaroni & Cheese, Jelly, Peanut Butter, Cereal, Grits, Canned Vegetables, Canned Proteins (Tuna, Meat, Beans, Chili, Stew), Canned Fruits, Soups, Juice (Bottled or Canned), Shelf Stable Milk, Coffee / Tea, Condiments

Additionally, the following non-food items are accepted.

Paper Products, Toiletries, Personal Hygiene Items

If you do not want to bring actual food items we will also be accepting monetary contributions cash or check. Look forward to seeing you all in July!




Schedule of Events


Thursday July 25th

Hotel Check In  3PM

Early Arrival Meet and Greet 
Cypress & Grove Brewing Co. - 
7:00PM - 10PM

Food trucks will be at C&G


Friday July 26th

Hotel Check In 3PM 

Group Information Table
1:30PM - 9:00PM

Meet & Greet Pool Side/Hotel Lobby 

6PM

Food trucks will be located at the entrance of the hotel 

Saturday July 27th

Bear Breakfast (Hotel Lobby) For those staying at the hotel.  7AM-10:00AM

Tubing Down the Ichetucknee River  9:00AM

Park Road - Fort White, Florida 32038 - Phone: 386-497-2511 

Park Entrance $6 per car (up to 6 people)

Ichetucknee Park Tram Service $5.35 per person
(you may walk to the mid point and back to the parking area for free)

Meet at the SOUTH entrance tram area at 9:00AM.  We will take the tram to the MID-Point Dock. The actual time on the water will be around one and a half to two hours. Once we are through floating we will head back to the hotel for an afternoon of fun.   

Reminders - 
Get there early, when the park is full you will not be able to get in.

No alcohol allowed in the park.

You can pickup your tube from a vendor along the way OR the vendor in the park. 

We are not doing lunch at the park this year 

For more information about the park please visit; Ichetucknee Springs

 
Afternoon Splash 
Hotel Poolside  Noon- 8:00PM

Enjoy an afternoon of pool time with the bears.  

Food trucks will be located at the entrance of the hotel - 6PM-9PM

(The pool will close from 8PM- 9PM for a quick cleaning) 

Bear Party Downtown
University Club 

The bus will run on a continuous loop from the hotel to UC from 8PM until 1AM  
No cover with BOTR armband up to 10PM

Moonlight Swim  11PM - 2AM (Hotel Guest Only)

Hotel Pool  

Wind down the long day of fun with a relaxing swim and a few drinks before turning in for the night. (Entrance restricted to hotel guest) 

Sunday July 28th

Farewell Breakfast for those staying at the hotel.  7:30-10:30AM







Fees (payable direct to the vendors)

Tube Rental from vendors on the way to the park and in the park  $7-$15

Ichetucknee Park Entrance - $6 per car (up to 6 people)

Ichetucknee Park Tram - $5.50 + tax per person
(you may walk to the mid point and back to the parking area for free)
















Two Bears Custom Graphics will be joining us again this year on site with the official 2019 BOTR T-Shirts and other unique merchandise. Click below to pre-order your shirt today.