Two people kayak in Ichetucknee Springs.

Columbia County

Nature So Beautiful It Shimmers

Florida has a lot to offer, and those who live in Columbia County are at the gateway to it all. Natural springs with crystal-clear waters, an abundance of wildlife and scenic landscapes run throughout the region. In the county seat of Lake City, culture and history intermingle with bountiful springs, lakes and rivers. Annual events celebrating Native American and immigrant cultures, Civil War Reenactments and outdoor music and folk festivals create a strong and vibrant community throughout Columbia County — all less than an hour from the big city amenities of Jacksonville.

70,385 Columbia County Population (2021 Estimate) Columbia County Florida Economic Development Department
72 Degree Natural Spring Temperature Year-round at Ichetucknee Springs in Lake City Lake City Florida
8 Major Springs at 2,670-acre Ichetucknee Springs State Park Columbia County Florida Economic Development Department
#1 Largest Whitewater Rapids in Florida (Big Shoals State Park) Lake City Florida