Dixie County itself harbors several delightful little-known springs, accessible mainly from the Suwannee River by boat. Gronto Springs, a county park and nearby, clear blue Fanning Springs, a state recreation area with full swimming and diving facilities at a bargain admission price.

Drive Tour

Posted in Tours on April 3rd, 2013

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Originally posted 2012-09-23 21:00:30. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Lock Shingle Creek Paddling Trail

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

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Originally posted 2012-09-22 02:10:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Gopher River Paddle Trail

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

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Originally posted 2012-09-23 11:01:46. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Steinhatchee River

Posted in Rivers, Steinhatchee on April 3rd, 2013

This river is part of the Big Bend Wildlife Management Area – Jena Unit with more than 12,000 acres that stretch across the coast from the Steinhatchee River to Horseshoe Beach, providing a dazzling array of ecosystems and natural habitats. Of particular interest are the Steinhatchee Falls. The coastal marsh areas of the Big Bend Wildlife Management Area provide naturalists an opportunity to view a tremendous variety of wildlife, especially birds, that inhabit these unique coastal ecosystems. Exploring the coastal marshes is best done by canoe, kayak or small boat. The viewing tower at Hagens Cove is also a good spot to observe wildlife. Fishing the brackish waters of the coastal creeks rivers is another popular pastime in the region.

Originally posted 2012-09-21 22:02:33. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge

Posted in Gulf Coast on April 3rd, 2013

From the mouth of the Suwannee River, the refuge fronts 26 miles of the Gulf of Mexico. Protecting 36,000 acres of wetlands and 16,000 acres of uplands, the refuge provides ample opportunities for exploration. Located along the southern edge of the Big Bend Region of Florida’s West coast, Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge is bisected by the Suwannee River, and it offers the visitor year-round wildlife observation, hiking and photography. There are 40 miles of improved roads (primary) scattered through the refuge that are open to motorized vehicles. Bicycling is also allowed on all refuge roads. Be aware that hunting is allowed in the refuge and is intense in October and November. Pets are allowed on a leash and controlled at all times.

For information contact:
Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge
16450 NW 31st Place, Chiefland, FL 32626
(352) 493-0238

Originally posted 2012-09-21 22:20:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter