BEARS ON THE RIVER 2019
July 25th - 28th


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



Host Hotel 


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. 


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Schedule of Events


Thursday July 25th

Hotel Check In  3PM

Early Arrival Meet and Greet -
Copper Monkey 7PM 
3501 SW 2nd Ave Gainesville FL 



            
Friday July 26th

Hotel Check In 3PM 

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

Meet & Greet Pool Side/Hotel Lobby Hosted by the GatorCubs

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 a cookout and 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.

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 so come on back to the hotel for lunch. 

For more information about the park please visit; Ichetucknee Springs

 
Afternoon Splash/Lunch  
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 

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

Pool Side Show 
Hotel Poolside  9:00PM- 11:00PM
Entertainers TBA

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)