BEARS ON THE RIVER 2017 
July 27th - 30th


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

*** SOLD OUT ***

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. 






















Schedule of Events


Thursday July 27th

Hotel Check In  3pm

Early Arrival Meet and Greet -

Dinner MOJO Hogtown BBQ 7pm
12 SE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL

            
Friday July 28th

Hotel Check In 3pm

Group Registration Table
3pm -9:30pm

Meet & Greet Pool Side/Hotel Lobby

6pm

Food trucks will be located at the entrance of the hotel 


Saturday July 29th


For those that reserved a seat on the bus, the bus will leave the hotel PROMPTLY at 8:00am

Tubing Down the Ichetucknee River  9:30am

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

Park Entrance $6 per car (up to 8 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 picnic area at 9:30am. At 10am 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. Afterwards, we will take the tram back to the picnic/parking area for an afternoon of food and fun. We have reserved both pavilions just past the snack bar and tram stop as you walk down the trail towards the river. Come socialize and join in the fun.

Lunch at the River - $12 will consist of grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, chips/sides, and a drink. CASH ONLY at the river.

Please remember no alcohol allowed in the park.
 
Be sure to pick up your tube before you get to the park (If you reserved and paid at the hotel on Friday evening your tube will be waiting inside the park near the pavilions)

Reminder - Get there early, when the park is full you will not be able to get in.
 
For more information about the park please visit; Ichetucknee Springs

 
Afternoon Splash
Hotel Poolside 
3:00pm- 8:00pm
(The pool will close from 8pm- 9pm for cleaning) 

Enjoy an afternoon of pool time with the bears.  

Food trucks will be located at the entrance of the hotel 

Bear Invasion Downtown              
9pm- 1:45am

University Club  9:00pm–1:45am
Drink specials and no cover for those that purchase the BOTR armband. 
The show will start at 11pm so arrive early to dance. 

The bus will be located at the front entrance of the hotel and will run on a continuous loop to the downtown area. The last bus will leave Downtown at 1:45am to head back to the hotel.

Moonlight Swim   11pm - 3am

Hotel Pool  

Wind down the long day and fun evening out with a relaxing swim before turning in for the night. (Entrance restricted to hotel guest and those who purchased the bus/moonlight swim armband) 


Sunday July 30th

Farewell Breakfast for those staying at the hotel.  




Schedule and fees are subject to change without advance notice




Fees

Tube rental from vendors on the way to the park $7-$15

Ichetucknee Park Entrance $6 per car (up to 8 people)

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

Bus to the River  $40 
*** SOLD OUT ***
Limited space please RSVP with email to gatorbears@gmail.com and we will respond with a confirmation #. There will be plenty of guys driving so befriend a hot bear/cub/otter/etc.... and catch a ride if you do not want to ride the bus.  ;-)

Lunch at the River $12 CASH ONLY if you pay at the river.

Armbands  -Round trip bus to the Bar Invasion Downtown and the Moonlight Swim on Saturday $5  

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