Dixie makes a perfect base for your SCUBA trips. Start with the historic City of Hawkinsville, underwater state park, near the Nature Coast Greenway crossing of the Suwannee. Also, Fanning Springs is rated highly as an open water dive and Manatee Springs offers cave diving for certified divers. Within 50 miles in almost any direction, still more dives await you.

Geocaching

Posted in Geocaching on April 3rd, 2013

Are you a real-world outdoor treasure hunter?

Our Zips codes are

  • Old Town 32680
  • Cross City 32628
  • Horseshoe Beach 32648
  • Suwannee 32692
  • Jena 32359

New to goecaching?

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world.

A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook where the geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their established code name. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers (Tupperware or similar) or ammunition boxes can also contain items for trading, usually toys or trinkets of little value. Geocaching shares many aspects with benchmarking, trigpointing, orienteering, treasure-hunting, letterboxing, and waymarking.

Geocaches are currently placed in over 200 countries around the world and on all seven continents, including Antarctica, and the International Space Station. After more than 12 years of activity there are over 1.8 million active geocaches published on various websites. There are over 5 million geocachers worldwide.

Try this website to find geocaches in your area geocaching.com

Originally posted 2012-09-23 23:13:06. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Big Bend Seagrasses Aquatic Preserve

Posted in Gulf Coast, Paddling Trails on April 3rd, 2013

Location: Dixie, Jefferson, Levy, Taylor,and Wakulla Counties
Acreage: 984,325 acres of sovereign submerged lands

The Big Bend Seagrasses Aquatic Preserve epitomizes the Florida estuarine system and is the largest aquatic preserve and one of the most pristine places in Florida. 

Provides habitat to a wide variety of sea and shore birds including a large nesting colony of frigate birds on Seahorse Key.

As Florida’s largest aquatic preserve and the sparse development along its shores, Big Bend Seagrasses Aquatic Preserve has a wealth of recreational opportunities, including swimming, wildlife viewing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, scalloping and fishing. There are several state parks, national wildlife refuges and two paddling trails.

Originally posted 2012-09-23 21:20:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Shell Mound & Long Cabbage Island Paddle

Posted in Gulf Coast, Maps, Paddling Trails on April 3rd, 2013

   

High resolution, downloadable pdf versions are available by clicking on the image. The pdf versions are can be enlarged, using the zoom feature, to make details easier to read.

Originally posted 2012-09-24 11:30:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sandfly Creek Paddle

Posted in Maps, Paddling Trails, Suwannee on April 3rd, 2013

High resolution, downloadable pdf versions are available by clicking on the image. The pdf versions are can be enlarged, using the zoom feature, to make details easier to read.

Originally posted 2012-09-24 10:56:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Lower Suwannee National Refuge Hunting

Posted in Hunting on April 3rd, 2013

Hunting of big game, small game, and waterfowl is permitted during designated seasons. White-tail deer, Osceola turkeys, and feral hogs are the most sought-after species. Hunting license and state required stamps (not WMA stamps) are required in accordance with State regulations. All hunts are free, but you must possess a free Refuge Hunt Brochure. It may be printed from this website (use the magnifying glass to enlarge the print, then Print View), or you may email the Refuge at  lowersuwannee@fws.gov, or call 352/493-0238, ext. 223 for your free brochure/permit.

Originally posted 2012-09-23 22:39:41. Republished by Blog Post Promoter