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Airplane Rides and Taxi Service

Cedar Key

Island Air Tours
6831 SW 105th Ave, Cedar Key, FL 32625
(352) 477-0105
Saturdays & Sundays 12pm-4pm weather permitting.

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Judy the Taxi Lady
352-949-2127
Provides transportation around Cedar Key and to pilots
flying into the Cedar Key Airport.


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Antiques and Shopping

Cedar Key

Dilly Dally Galley
390 Dock St.
(352) 543-9146, (800) 559-6327
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Island Thyme Antiques
4051 D Street, Unit 1
941-740-0045
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Chiefland

Big T`s Antiques and Collectibles
2521 N Highway 19
352-493-7060

Manatee Antiques
121 S Main St.
(352) 493-4043

Fanning Springs

Maggie Bleu's House of Antiques & Treasure's
17456 NW Hwy 19
850-228-1624
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Point of View Antiques
17452 U.S. Hwy 19 North
(352) 463-0718
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Inglis

Seaforest Gifts Shell Factory
14440 SE Hwy 19
Inglis, FL 34449
352-447-1455
Open 7 days a week (weather permitting) 9am-5pm

Seaforest Gifts has a huge section of the most unique and unusual gifts you will find anywhere. Come in and shop or just browse.


Williston

Cedar Chest Antiques
48 E. Noble Avenue
(352) 528-0039

Dixie`s Antiques
131 E. Noble Avenue
(352) 528-2338

Pesso`s Antiques & General Store
716 W. Nobles Avenue
(352) 528-3434

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Arts and Theatre

Cedar Key

Cedar Key Arts Center
457 2nd St.
(352) 543-5801
Cedar Key Arts Center promotes and encourages the arts in the community, provides, administers and coordinates facilities for the arts. It also promotes and provides educational programs in the arts.
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Cedar Key Canvas
4051 D. St.
352-543-5198
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Cedar Key Pottery
13951 SW 77th PL
Cedar Key, Florida 32625
352-215-2096
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Cedar Keyhole Artist Co-op
457 2nd. Street
Cedar Key, FL 32625
352-543-5801
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Dilly Dally Galley
390 Dock St.
(352) 543-9146, (800) 559-6327
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Haven Isle Gifts
Cedar Key, Florida 32625
352-543-6806 or 352-543-8030
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Island Arts
509 2nd. Street
Cedar Key, FL 32625
352-543-6677

Island Thyme Antiques & Coastal Gifts
4051 D Street, Unit 1
Cedar Key, FL 32625
941-740-0045

Island Trading Post
450 Dock Street
Cedar Key, FL 32625
352-543-5151

The Salty Needle Quilt Shop
434 2nd Street PO Box 502
Cedar Key, FL 32625
352-543-9779
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Chiefland

Big T`s Antiques and Collectibles
2521 N Highway 19
Chiefland, FL
352-493-7060

Manatee Antiques
121 S Main St.
Chiefland, FL
(352) 493-4043
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Suwannee Valley Players
25 E. Park Ave.
352-215-9634
Suwannee Valley Players is the only community theatre serving Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties (Florida, USA), providing a variety of live theatrical productions for our audiences and participants.

The mission of the Suwannee Valley Players is twofold: To bring quality live entertainment to the tri-county area, and to educate the community in the area of the fine arts of the theatre.

Check the website for the current play and other happenings.

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Fanning Springs

Point of View Antiques
17452 U.S. Hwy 19 North
Faanning Sprins, FL
(352) 463-0718
Point of View Antiques
17452 U.S. Hwy 19 North
(352) 463-0718
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Williston

Cedar Chest Antiques
48 E. Noble Avenue
(352) 528-0039

Dixie`s Antiques
131 E. Noble Avenue
(352) 528-2338
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Pesso`s Antiques & General Store
716 W. Nobles Avenue
(352) 528-3434

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Bike and Car Rental

Cedar Key

Cedar Key Adventures (Bike Rentals)
331 Dock Street
(727) 410-2112
3 Speed Beach Cruisers
Electric Bikes
Golf Carts
Water Bikes

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Chiefland

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
2340 NW 14th Street
352-490-7101 (Local)888-305-8051 (Toll Free)
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Elephant Education and Viewing

Williston

Two Tails Ranch and All About Elephants
18655 NE 81st St,
Williston, FL 32696
(352) 528-6585 - Cell (352) 359-6676
All About Elephants has an educational program available for fairs, exhibitions and special events. This program is a result of a lifelong commitment to exotic animal conservation by owner and operator Patricia Zerbini.

The Mission Statement: "To provide for, learn and teach all about elephants, past, present and future. Our goal is to instill awareness through educational programs on site for schools and professionals in north central Florida."

This project is based out of Patricia's ranch located just west of Gainesville and Ocala, Florida, this spectacular haven has been a training, medical, breeding and retirement facility for hundreds of elephants and exotic felines for over 20 years.

Two Tails Ranch is licensed by the USDA and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Department.

Visitors are welcome however it would be best to call first.

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Family Fun

Chiefland

Family Billiards and Fun Center
1545 NW 26 Ave.
Chiefland, FL 32626
352-490-0906
Hours: Mon - Sun: 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Over 15 pool tables (8` and 9`) with plenty of room to enjoy a real game of pool at a low cost to the players. Bands, dancing, snack foods, soda and beer will be available. There is an area reserved for younger children to play fun video and action games. There is also an area for adult games and there`s one room small children to have safe game time, with large windows to observe their actions.

Come on out for lots of family fun, games and activities. We have the location and the space for special events and private events.

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Williston

Kirby Family Farms
19630 NE 30th Street
Williston, Florida 32696
352-812-7435
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Fishing - Bait and Tackle

Cedar Key

Cedar Key Fishing Pier
Dock Street
Downtown Cedar Key on Dock Street
The Levy County Board of Commissioners provided a brand new modern fishing pier which was completed and dedicated in late 2008 after the old dock was destroyed by a hurricane several years earlier.

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Cedar Key Marina II
12780 State Road 24,
Cedar Key, FL 32625
352-543-6148
Gulf Channel, Bait, Fuel, Boat Rental, Dry Storage.

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Kiko`s Bait Bucket
Dock Street
Next to Sweet Tooth Creations on Dock Street.

Marina Hardware, Inc.
409 1st Street
352-543-5804
Bait and Tackle, hardware supplies
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Fishing - Where to get a License

Lots of great places to fish in Levy County

Please visit the website below for up to date information on fishing licenses.
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Fishing Charter Trips, Outfitters, Eco-Nature-Historical Boat Tours

Cedar Key

Boat Tours: Eco, nature and historical boat tours

Captain Doug`s Tidewater Tours
Dock Street-adjacent to City Park and Beach
(352) 543-9523 or (352) 949-1996
Eco and nature boat tours
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Cedar Key Boat Rentals & Island Tours
City Dock at Cedar Key Marina
352-231-4435 352-278-0065
Eco and nature boat tours.
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Saltwater Outlaw
(352)843-4067
Fishing charters with Captain Tracy Collins.
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Scale Key Clams, LLC & The Original Cedar Key Clam Tour
PO Box 179 Cedar Key, FL 32625
352-212-2555
Eco Aquaculture Tours with Captain Bobby
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Boats, Canoe, Kayak Rentals and Tours

Cedar Key Paddling Rentals & Tours
12292 State Rd 24,
Cedar Key, FL 32625
352-665-1276
Whether you have your own Kayak, Canoe, Paddleboard, or want to rent some of our quality equipment, we will be your guide to scenic Cedar Key.
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Dan May Island
Dan May Island Lodge (near Cedar Key)
Hidden at the foot of the Suwannee River and Gulf of Mexico on Dan May Creek this historic lodge is also within the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. This beautiful and privately owned island features nearly a century old lodge that has been authentically restored to provide rustic lodging and wilderness camping. Accessible only by kayak, canoe, boat or airboat.

For transportation to Dan May island: See more in this section (Cedar Key, Chiefland, Inglis & Yankeetown)

Download an article with more details HERE.

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Fishbonz Bicycle, Canoe & Kayak Rentals
509 3rd St, Cedar Key
(352) 543-9922
Rents Bikes (including bikes made for two), Canoes, Single and Double Kayaks

Kayak Cedar Keys
6027 A St.
Cedar Key, FL 32625
(352) 543-9447
Kayak outfitter, tandems, sit-on tops, also specially outfitted fishing kayaks available. Rentals, guide service, sales of Heritage kayaks
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Lower Suwannee Wildlife Excursions
8310 SW County Road 347
(352) 543-5580

Nature Coast Canoe & Kayak
(352) 543-6463
Rents Canoes, Single and Double Kayaks. Map tours provided

Wild Florida Adventures
352-215-4396
Interpretive tours through Gulf marsh. Opportunities for wildlife viewing and photos
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Fishing Charter Trips

AJ Brown Charters
352-543-9701 or 352-278-8706
Captain A J Brown
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Captain Bill Roberts
P.O. Box 593
(352) 543-5690
Fishing charter trips

Captain Lloyd Collins
P.O. Box 484
(352) 543-9102
Guide in-shore and flats fishing
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Down Home Adventure
Cedar Key, FL 32625
352-949-2220
Specializing in charters, tours, and weddings!
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Grouper Therapy
Cedar Key, FL 32625
352-363-0244
Captain G.T. Smith

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Hooked Up Charters
658 4th. Street
Cedar Key, FL 32625
352-949-0721
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Inshorefloridafishing, Captain Dan
Cedar Key, FL 32625
352-221-5463
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Lady Pirate Charters
(352) 328-6411 or (352) 486-4413
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Saltwater Assassin-Inshore Fishing Charters
(352) 745-2262 or (352) 535-5083
Captain Jim Keith
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Saltwater Outlaw
(352)843-4067
Fishing charters with Captain Tracy Collins.
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Southern Salt Charters
City Ramp
Cedar Key, FL 32625
352-215-3686
Captain Danny Allen
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Voyles Guide Service, Captain Dennis Voyles
(352) 339-2034
Captain Dennis Voyles
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Waccasassa Bay Airboat Fishing Charters
Cedar Key,Gulf Hammock or Yankeetown
352-843-0263
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Chiefland

Florida Outdoor Experience
239-980-1436
Florida Outdoor Experience not only offers the best in Florida hunting including the elusive Osceola Turkey, Trophy Whitetale Deer, and Wild Hogs, but because of our on property ponds, and proximity to the Suwannee river and Gulf waters we also offer a variety of fishing to add to your experience.
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Outfitters

The Deer Camp
306 S Main Street
Chiefland, Fl 32626
Phone: (352) 490-HUNT (490-4868)
Open Thursday-Monday 10am-6pm
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Chiefland and Fanning Springs

Boat Tours: Eco, nature and historical boat tours

Suwannee Guides and Outfitters
PO Box 304, Suwannee, FL
352-542-8331
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Gulf Hammock

Boat Tours: Eco, nature and historical boat tours

Tide Traveler Tours, LLC
2031 SE 76th Place
(352)949-3525
Tide Traveler Tours on the Waccasassa and Wekiva Rivers in Gulf Hammock, Florida. Offering scenic & historical river tours: 24 ft Carolina Skiff. Kayak/canoe rentals. Primitive camping is available located on the Wekiva River.
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Inglis

Boats, Canoe, Kayak Rentals and Tours

Captains Cove Outfitters
39 W Hwy 40
352-447-5610
Kayak & Fishing Kayak Sales, Tour, Rentals, Lessons, Tours
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Fishing Charter Trips

Captain Jake Herrin
(352) 447-2625
Saltwater Fishing Guide, US Coast Guard Licensed
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Williston

Boat Tours: Eco, nature and historical boat tours

Wild Florida Adventures
352-215-4396
Kayak outfitters
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Yankeetown

Boat Tours: Eco, nature and historical boat tours

Osprey Nature Tours by Captain Rick LeFiles
6115 Riverside Drive
Yankeetown, FL 34498
(352) 400-0133
Osprey Guide Services also offers a beautiful seven mile, hour and half, Eco Tour of the Withlacoochee River before or after your dining experience at Ike`s. Enjoy the history of Yankeetown by Capt. Rick LeFiles while viewing exotic wild life and this Florida designated Outstanding Water Way. Sighting of Bald Eagles, Manatee, Rosette Spoonbills and more are common. The trip is a wonderful look back into `Old Florida`. Reservations suggested.
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Fishing Charter Trips

Captain Rick Muldrow "The Fishing Fool"
(352) 629-3605
Inshore Light Tackle and Saltwater Fishing, Charters. Experienced guide who has been fishing the area for over 40 years.
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Osprey Nature Tours by Captain Rick LeFiles
6115 Riverside Drive
Yankeetown, FL 34498
(352) 400-0133
Fishing Charter Trips, Light Tackle and Fly Fishing, Orvis Endorsed
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Golfing

Chiefland

Chiefland Golf & Country Club
9650 NW 115th Street
(352) 493-2375
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Gourds

Trenton

Fernsink Gourds
551 N E 130 Street
Trenton, FL 32693
352-318-8153
Fernsink Gourds is a small, family farm located halfway between Trenton and Bronson, and east of Chiefland. We harvest thousands of gourds each year. Sales of the current year's crop begin November 1st and continue year round. Fernsink Gourds have been grown at Fernsink Farm, Florida's largest producer of quality, hard-shelled gourds. We offer quality gourds at competitive prices with customer satisfaction being our #1 priority.
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Historic Sites

Cedar Key

Cedar Key Historical Society Museum
On the corner of D St. and 2nd.
(352) 543-5549
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Seahorse Key (Lighthouse)
The lighthouse station is usually closed to the general public except for two weekends each year -- the second weekend in July and one weekend in October as part of the Cedar Keys Seafood Festival. Tours are offered on these weekends by the Florida Lighthouse Association. Vistors must provide their own boat transportation.
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Shell Mound Archeological Site
(352) 221-4466, (352) 493-0238
The Shell Mound Archeological Site is part of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. Discover an old Indian shell midden (shell mound) as you take the parks short loop hiking trail. As a bonus, you`ll also get a view of a coastal estuary and the Gulf of Mexico.
This unique feature was created by archaic period Eastern Woodland Indian cultures by discarding oyster and clam shells they used as a food source. The area was inhabited by this culture for at least 1,000 years from about 450 to 1,800 years ago. Once used as a source of materials for road construction (prior to Refuge ownership) the mound is now protected from all but foot traffic, attracting about 60,000 visitors per year. Located on County Road 326 off County Road 347 north of Cedar Key. Restroom and boat ramp at end of CR 326. Shell Mound County Campground is nearby on CR 326.
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The Island Hotel & Restaurant
373 Second (or 2nd & B Street)
(800) 432-4640, (352) 543-5111
The Island Hotel Bed & Breakfast in Cedar Key, Florida is on the National Register of Historic Buildings, and is one of Florida`s most famous Bed and Breakfasts. Built in 1859, the Island Hotel is constructed from seashell tabby with oak supports. Its walls have withstood hurricanes for almost 150 years, and its sloping wooden floors have survived the passage of innumerable feet. Built as the general store and post office, it has changed little over the years.
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Chiefland

Chiefland Train Depot
(352) 493-1849
Display located inside the Train Depot along with the Chiefland Chamber of Commerce.
To schedule a special tour of the Train Depot when Chiefland Chamber may be closed or on weekends, call Chiefland City Hall at 352-493-6711 to arrange tour 24 hours in advance. The Train Depot is also open during all City of Chiefland annual events.

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Fanning Springs

Fort Fanning Historical Park
352-463-2855 ext 201
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Horse Activities

Bronson

Black Prong Equestrian Center
450 SE CR 337
(352) 486-1234
Horse Boarding and Horse camping
Trail riding in Goethe State Forest
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Trails for hiking, horseback riding, bird and wildlife viewing

Devil's Hammock Wildlife Management Area
(352) 486-5127
Levy County & Suwannee River Water Management District managed property
Levy County Parks and Recreation:
www.levycounty.org
Management Area allows: Driving tour, Hiking, Biking, Horseback riding, Swimming, Picnicking, Wildlife viewing, Nature photography, Hunting (seasonal)
Hunting information contact: Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission at www.myfwc.com for information on hunting seasons and rules.

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Goethe State Forest
9110 S.E. County Road 337, Dunnellon, FL 34431
(352) 465-8585
The Goethe Trail System extends throughout the forest with access available at three separate trailheads. The forest is open during daylight hours for visitors to enjoy horseback riding, hiking, bicycling, fishing or wildlife viewing.

Trailheads Within Goethe State Forest
Apex Trailhead
CR 337; South of SR 121
(352) 465-8585

Black Prong Trailhead
Off of CR 337 near CR326
(352) 465-8585

Tidewater Trailhead
Bottom of CR 337; Before CR 336
(352) 465-8585

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Cedar Key

Cedar Ridge Ranch
13950 SW 77th Place
904-887-6902 or 352-325-0305
Horse boarding near Cedar Key. Trail Riding.

Providing a safe and secure location for weekend and year-round boarding of horses in a setting that provides direct access to 12 marked and numerous unmarked scenic trails of the Cedar Key State Scrub Reserve's 5,000 acres, part of the Florida State Park system. We provide (4) 16x12 and (2) 12x12 uncovered panel stalls, each with a 4 foot entry gate.

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Trails for hiking, horseback riding, bird and wildlife viewing

Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve
Trails to horseback ride with your own horse
Salt marshes on the Gulf of Mexico give way to a succession of swamps, hardwood forests, pine flatwoods and scrub, providing splendid opportunities for nature study and wildlife observation. The scrub is dominated by species such as sand live oak, myrtle oak and Chapman's oak, along with rusty lyonia and saw palmetto. Hikers and off-road bicyclists who want to experience a mosaic of Florida habitats will find it on the miles of trails that wind through the park. The shallow waters and numerous creeks near the salt marshes are ideal for canoeing and kayaking. Rental canoes and kayaks are available in the city of Cedar Key. For more information on horseback riding trails click on link below and look under Equestrian tab.

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Chiefland

Trails for hiking, horseback riding, bird and wildlife viewing

Nature Coast State Trail
(352) 535-5181
Almost 32 miles of paved trail beckon bicyclists, walks, hikers and horseback riders as the trail winds through changing landscapes. Trailheads allow access in Chiefland, Fanning Springs, Trenton, and Cross City. The Chiefland trailhead is located at the Chiefland Railroad Depot just two blocks from downtown.

The paved trail crosses the historic Suwannee River, (between Fanning Springs and Old Town), over the original train trestle, providing a beautiful scenic and peaceful view of the river, definitely a "must see" experience.

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Fanning Springs

Trails for hiking, horseback riding, bird and wildlife viewing

Andrews Wildlife Management Area
(352) 493-6020 or (386) 758-0525
This management area features one of the largest remaining hardwood hammock forests, as well as 800 acres of river bottomland bordering the Suwannee River. Nearby slash pine plantations are being converted to longleaf pine to improve habitat for wildlife. There are six walking nature trails, as well as several narrow dirt roads. Five clearings have been planted with grass and grains to attract wildlife.

Travel north of Chiefland on U.S. Highway 19 for 4.7 miles. Turn left onto County Road 211 and drive 0.9 mile to entrance kiosk. Management Area allows: Hiking, Wildlife observation, Observation platforms, Hunting, and Nature photography. Management Area runs along the Historic Suwannee River in Levy County.

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Nature Coast State Trail
(352) 535-5181
Almost 32 miles of paved trail beckon bicyclists, walks, hikers and horseback riders as the trail winds through changing landscapes. Trailheads allow access in Chiefland, Fanning Springs, Trenton, and Cross City. The Chiefland trailhead is located at the Chiefland Railroad Depot just two blocks from downtown.

The paved trail crosses the historic Suwannee River, (between Fanning Springs and Old Town), over the original train trestle, providing a beautiful scenic and peaceful view of the river, definitely a "must see" experience.

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Inglis

Trails for hiking, horseback riding, bird and wildlife viewing

Inglis Island Park
(352) 447-1720
Scenic trails await exploration through a landscape of cypress swamps, hardwood hammocks, and pine woods. Get a look of Lake Rousseau at the overlook. Entrance is south of the Withlacoochee River.
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Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway
(352) 447-1720
This 110-mile linear park was created from the aborted project that once called for a barge canal to be cut across the state of Florida. Today hikers, walkers, bicyclists and horseback riders take advantage of the many opportunities for outdoor recreation.
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Williston

Two Hawk Hammock
17900 NE 53rd Lane
352-339-2026
Guided horseback riding and horse boarding.
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Yankeetown

Trails for hiking, horseback riding, bird and wildlife viewing

Goethe State Forest
9110 S.E. County Road 337, Dunnellon, FL 34431
(352) 465-8585
The Goethe Trail System extends throughout the forest with access available at three separate trailheads. The forest is open during daylight hours for visitors to enjoy horseback riding, hiking, bicycling, fishing or wildlife viewing.

Trailheads Within Goethe State Forest
Apex Trailhead
CR 337; South of SR 121
(352) 465-8585

Black Prong Trailhead
Off of CR 337 near CR326
(352) 465-8585

Tidewater Trailhead
Bottom of CR 337; Before CR 336
(352) 465-8585

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Other Areas of Levy County

North Star Acres
9950 SE 125th Ct
Dunnellon, FL 34431
352-489-9848
Ride with veteran horsewoman Roberta Cogswell on guided trail trips through the unspoiled flatwoods of Goethe State Forest. Trail horses are provided or bring your own.
Goethe State forest has nearly 55000 acres with more than 100 miles of marked trails and many more that are not marked in the tall pine forests. There are also many other trail heads within a 50 mile radius.

Long & Short Term Horse Bordering & Trailering
- 12' x 12' Bedded Stalls
- Camp Sites, some with Electric and Water
- Turn Out Paddocks, Large Field with Water for Riding Clubs and Large Groups
- Travel Trailer, Fully Furnished
- Use of Tented Pavillion
- Pets Welcome, Please Leash
- Veterinarian and Horse Shoer on Call

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Trailhead Ranch Campground and Equestrian Park
(352) 465-8585
Horse camping, boarding and trails

Trailhead Ranch features real Florida ranch style horse lovers fun in the sun. The ranch is located adjacent to Goethe Forest Apex Trailhead providing direct access to over 120 miles of lush Florida forest trails for your riding pleasure.
Lighted Arena with Scheduled Week-End Horse Back Competitions, Games, and was centrally located to fishing, RV camping, campgrounds, hunting, golfing,
bird watching, water sports, theme parks and beautiful rivers.


Goethe State Forest
9110 S.E. County Road 337, Dunnellon, FL 34431
(352) 465-8585
The Goethe Trail System extends throughout the forest with access available at three separate trailheads. The forest is open during daylight hours for visitors to enjoy horseback riding, hiking, bicycling, fishing or wildlife viewing.

Trailheads Within Goethe State Forest
Apex Trailhead
CR 337; South of SR 121
(352) 465-8585

Black Prong Trailhead
Off of CR 337 near CR326
(352) 465-8585

Tidewater Trailhead
Bottom of CR 337; Before CR 336
(352) 465-8585

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Nature Coast State Trail
(352) 535-5181
Almost 32 miles of paved trail beckon bicyclists, walks, hikers and horseback riders as the trail winds through changing landscapes. Trailheads allow access in Chiefland, Fanning Springs, Trenton, and Cross City. The Chiefland trailhead is located at the Chiefland Railroad Depot just two blocks from downtown.

The paved trail crosses the historic Suwannee River, (between Fanning Springs and Old Town), over the original train trestle, providing a beautiful scenic and peaceful view of the river, definitely a "must see" experience.

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Hunting

Bronson

Devil's Hammock Wildlife Management Area
(352) 486-5127
Levy County & Suwannee River Water Management District managed property
Levy County Parks and Recreation:
www.levycounty.org
Management Area allows: Driving tour, Hiking, Biking, Horseback riding, Swimming, Picnicking, Wildlife viewing, Nature photography, Hunting (seasonal)
Hunting information contact: Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission at www.myfwc.com for information on hunting seasons and rules.

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Cedar Key

Tiger Island Outfitters
352-543-0851 or 904-483-0450
Leading Wild Hog Outfitter in the State of Florida, offering a most affordable hog hunt to individuals and family and friends. Experience matters! Tiger Island Wild Hog Outfitters offer decades of hunting experience and have been guiding hog hunts for almost 10 years. They have been featured in Woods `n Water Magazine too numerous to count. They take pride in hosting a Wounded Warrior Hog Hunt and BBQ every year. Known for their warm and friendly `Florida Cracker` hospitality. Osceola Turkey hunts are also available!
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Chiefland

Florida Outdoor Experience
239-980-1436
Florida Outdoor Experience not only offers the best in Florida hunting including the elusive Osceola Turkey, Trophy Whitetale Deer, and Wild Hogs, but because of our on property ponds, and proximity to the Suwannee river and Gulf waters we also offer a variety of fishing to add to your experience.
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The Deer Camp
306 S Main Street
Chiefland, Fl 32626
Phone: (352) 490-HUNT (490-4868)
Open Thursday-Monday 10am-6pm
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Fanning Springs

Andrews Wildlife Management Area
(352) 493-6020 or (386) 758-0525
This management area features one of the largest remaining hardwood hammock forests, as well as 800 acres of river bottomland bordering the Suwannee River. Nearby slash pine plantations are being converted to longleaf pine to improve habitat for wildlife. There are six walking nature trails, as well as several narrow dirt roads. Five clearings have been planted with grass and grains to attract wildlife.

Travel north of Chiefland on U.S. Highway 19 for 4.7 miles. Turn left onto County Road 211 and drive 0.9 mile to entrance kiosk. Management Area allows: Hiking, Wildlife observation, Observation platforms, Hunting, and Nature photography. Management Area runs along the Historic Suwannee River in Levy County.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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Gulf Hammock

Gulf Hammock Wildlife Management Area
Gulf Hammock Wildlife Management Area
Managed in cooperation with Plum Creek Timber Company

Gulf Hammock WMA is a 24,000 plus-acre privately owned timber plantation in southwest Levy County consisting of planted pine, cypress swamp, and creekside hardwoods. Public access is permitted on the area only when hunting is allowed and a recreation use permit is required. White-tailed deer, feral hogs, gray squirrels, quails, eastern cottontail rabbits, and turkeys may be hunted in season.

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Inglis

Ross Hammock Ranch
(352) 447-0296
Home of the SUPER SWAMP SAFARI, Florida's finest hunting, fishing or nature photography. Conveniently located on Florida's Nature Coast, less than a two-hour Car drive from Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando and Disney.
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Other Hunting Areas of Levy County

Goethe State Forest and Wildlife Management Area
(352) 465-8585
www.Fl-DOF.com
The Goethe Trail System extends throughout the forest with access available at three separate trailheads. The forest is open during daylight hours for visitors to enjoy horseback riding, hiking, bicycling, fishing or wildlife viewing.

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Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge
(352) 493-0238
The Refuge offers recreational and educational activities for everyone. Bird and wildlife observation, wildlife photography, fishing, canoeing, hunting, and interpretive walks are all available.

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Marinas

Cedar Key

Cedar Key City Marina
Dock Street
(352) 543-5478
Ramps and slips available, advance reservations are required for extended stays. Deep water slips, call Dockmaster Lloyd Stevens prior to arrival at above number.
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Cedar Key Marina II
12780 State Road 24,
Cedar Key, FL 32625
(352) 543-6148
Gulf Channel, Bait, Fuel, Boat Rental, Dry Storage
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Inglis

Captains Cove Outfitters
39 W Hwy 40
352-447 5610
Bait, Tackle, ICE, Kayak & Fishing Kayak Sales, Rentals, Lessons, Tours
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Hook - Line & Sinker Bait and Tackle
144 Highway 40 W
(352) 447-5477
Bait, Tackle, Ice
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Suwannee

Miller`s Marina
(800) 458-2628
Rent a houseboat and learn to pilot it - explore miles of the famous Suwannee River and neighboring springs
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Yankeetown

B`s Marina & Campground
6621 Riverside Drive
(352) 447-5888
Boat Ramp, Docking, Fuel, Bait, Fishing Equipment, Charters, Restaurant, Boat Rental, Campground, Grocery, Canoe and Kayak Rentals
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Yankeetown General Store
6611 Highway 40W
(352) 447-2532
Bait, Tackle, Ice, Box Lunches
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Yankeetown Marina
15 Hickory Avenue
352-302-4725
Boat Ramp, Docking, Fuel, Bait, Fishing Equipment, and Charters
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Massage, Spa Therapy and Health Foods

Cedar Key

Mary Inskeep, Licensed Massage and Spa Therapy
(352) 543-6107
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Chiefland

Happy Garden Health Food Market
2202 N. Young Blvd Suite 502,
Chiefland, FL 32626
352-493-2711
Our business is dedicated to the health of body, mind, and spirit. With organic produce, herbal supplements, essential oils, herbal teas, vitamins & more!
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JoAnn`s Health and Wellness
105 E. Rogers Blvd
352-210-4198
Organic Foods, Teas, vitamins, supplements, Gluten Free products.
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Yankeetown

River Retreat Spa
6015 Highway 40 West
Yankeetown, FL 34498
(352) 447-2505
Licensed Clinician
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Museums

Cedar Key

Cedar Key Museum State Park
12231 SW 166th CT
(352) 543-5350
Picturesque Cedar Key was once a thriving port city and railroad connection during the 19th century. Explore the town's colorful history with a visit to the Cedar Key Museum State Park. Part of the collection has seashells and Indian artifacts collected by Saint Clair Whitman, the founder of the first museum in Cedar Key. Whitman's house is located at the park and has been restored to reflect life in the 1920s. A short nature trail gives visitors the opportunity to see wildlife and birds, as well as native vegetation. Small gray squirrels, doves, mockingbirds, blue jays, woodpeckers, and green tree frogs can be seen on the museum grounds and along the walking trail.
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Cedar Key Historical Society Museum
2nd Street at State Road 24
Cedar Key, FL 32625
(352) 543-5549
Step back in time to the days when native Timucua Indians lived in the area. Follow the path of history as the white man arrived in the early 19th century and established a tiny village. Witness the devastation of the Hurricane of 1896, which changed the direction of the small, but growing town. Learn how the cross-Florida railroad and the pencil manufacturing mill influenced the town.

At the Cedar Key Historical Society Museum, visitors take a self-guided walking tour and examine photographs, exhibits, artifacts and memorabilia that tell the story of this quaint Gulf Coast island community. A collection of prehistoric relics of local land and sea creatures, extensive photographs, and clippings are on display at the museum.

Hours:

November - April

Monday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday: 2 to 5 p.m.

May - October

Sunday - Thursday: 2 to 5 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Admission:

$2 adults, 50 cents children

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Chiefland

Levy County Quilt Museum
11050 NW 10th Ave
(352) 493-2801
Located between Chiefland and Bronson, this is the only quilt museum in the Sunshine State. Offers a chance to view local quilters at work and appreciate the centuries-old tradition of quilting. Festivals and shows provide a chance to purchase these hand-made masterpieces.
Visitors are welcome at the museum. Please call ahead for hours and days of operation.

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Patterson-McInnis Train Historic Marker and Locomotive
A stones throw north of the intersection of US 19 and CR 326 in Gulf Hammock 18 miles south of Chiefland

This locomotive, known locally as "Three Spot," often pulled 30-40 cars as it transported logs from area woodlands to the Patterson-McInnis Sawmill, originally near here. The service ended around World War II and the locomotive was donated to Levy County by the Patterson-McInnis Lumber Company in 1969 and is maintained by the Florida Department of Transportation in the Gulf Hammock Wayside Park.


Williston

Two Tails Ranch Elephant Museum
18655 NE 81st St
Williston, FL 32696
(352) 528-6585 - Cell (352) 359-6676
All About Elephants has an educational program available for fairs, exhibitions and special events. This program is a result of a lifelong commitment to exotic animal conservation by owner and operator Patricia Zerbini.

The Mission Statement: "To provide for, learn and teach all about elephants, past, present and future. Our goal is to instill awareness through educational programs on site for schools and professionals in north central Florida."

This project is based out of Patricia's ranch located just west of Gainesville and Ocala, Florida, this spectacular haven has been a training, medical, breeding and retirement facility for hundreds of elephants and exotic felines for over 20 years.

Two Tails Ranch is licensed by the USDA and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Department.

Visitors are welcome however it would be best to call first.

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Parks

Levy County

Bird Creek County Park & Boat Ramp
Located at the end of Highway 40 in Yankeetown. Picnic area and small beach for swimming and sunbathing. Pavillions with picnic tables and grills. Restroom facilities.
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Blue Springs County Park/Devil's Hammock
4550 NE 94th Pl.
Bronson, FL
(352) 486-5326
Located at the end of CR 339-A north of Bronson. Open year round. Picnic pavilions, swimming, platform diving dock,
volleyball, swings, kids' play area, restroom facilities. Devils Hammock is an undeveloped 3,200-acre area which adjoins Blue Springs Park. Hunting and public access with a
manned checking station during hunting season.

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Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge
The term “Keys” comes from the Indian word &“cayo”;, meaning “small island”;. This is a very appropriate term for this unique area! Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge is a group of fragile coastal islands just off the village of Cedar Key, Florida. Established in 1929, Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge contains significant natural and cultural resources from pre-historic and historic times. Today, the Refuge consists of 13 islands ranging in size from 1 to 120 acres, totaling 762 acres. Ancient Indian cultures once used these off-shore islands as camps, later creating living areas - where food from the Gulf was plentiful and readily available. In more recent history, the famous Faber Pencil Mill was located on Atsena Otie Key where its remains can be seen today.
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Fanning Springs State Park
(352) 463-3420
Located on U.S. Hwy. 19/98 in the town of Fanning Springs. A hub of the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail and easily accessible from US 19, this park offers visitors a chance to hike through nature trails, watch white tailed deer, manatees and other animals in their habitat, swim or snorkel in crystal-clear water or rent one of five cabins for a weekend getaway. The park is open year-round from 8 a.m. until sundown.
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Goethe State Forest
Division of Forestry provides for multiple uses of the forest resources which includes timber management, wildlife management, outdoor recreation and ecological restoration.

Goethe State Forest has more than 15 different natural communities. A few examples are scrubby flatwoods, dome swamp, sandhill, and basin swamp. Goethe State Forest may contain the largest tract of contiguous, old-growth longleaf pine flatwoods in the state.

This extensive old-growth forest has one of the largest red-cockaded woodpecker populations on state lands in Florida. Other rare animal species found on the forest include the Florida black bear, gopher tortoise, Sherman's fox squirrel and bald eagle. Rare plants include the hooded pitcher plant and coontie.

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Henry Beck County Park
(352) 486-5326
Located on CR 343, one-half mile from CR 326, about
5 miles east of Gulf Hammock on the Wekiva River.
Open from April 1 through
September 30. Picnic pavilions, swimming,
basketball, volleyball, horseshoes, kids play area, shower,
restroom facilities.

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Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge
The 53,000 acre Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1979 to protect one of the largest undeveloped river-delta estuarine systems in the United States. The constant influx of nutrients from the river combined with numerous off-shore islands and tidal creeks create excellent wildlife habitat. Swallow-tailed kites, bald eagles, West Indian manatees, Gulf sturgeon, whitetailed deer, and eastern wild turkeys are but a few of the wildlife species that inhabit the Refuge. Natural salt marshes, tidal flats, bottomland hardwood swamps, and pine forests provide habitat for thousands of creatures - both large and small.

The Refuge offers recreational and educational activities for everyone. Bird and wildlife observation, wildlife photography, fishing, canoeing, hunting, and interpretive walks are all available. A new Wildlife Drive is under construction and several boardwalks and observation towers offer unique views of Refuge wildlife and habitat.

The links to the left offer a vide variety of information on the Refuge. We encourage you to explore these links then come explore your Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge.

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Manatee Springs State Park
(352) 463-3420
Located on Hwy. 320 just west of the town of Chiefland. A first magnitude spring, Manatee Springs discharges an average 100 million gallons of water every day. This water comes from rain that falls on lands within a 40 mile radius from the spring. Geologically the surrounding lands resemble a sponge, with sand and the underlying limestone quickly transferring rainfall into deep caverns that deliver the water to the spring from every direction, but mostly from the south and east. The spring is a source of life for many species of fish, reptiles, mammals, birds and invertebrates. From November through April, manatees use the spring's life-giving waters for warmth. During those months the Suwannee River and Gulf of Mexico waters are colder than the constant 72 degrees of the spring. Popular for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving, the headwaters of the spring are an outstanding year-round experience for people as well. The spring run forms a sparkling stream that meanders through towering cypress, tupelo and other wetland trees to join the Suwannee River. During the summer months, huge prehistoric-looking Gulf sturgeon can be seen leaping out of the river as they have done for eons. Enjoy the spring run view by canoe/kayak or on foot along our boardwalk. Children can enjoy a playground in the picnic area, where tables, grills and pavilions are available for family fun. Hiking and biking adventures await on the north end trail system. The full-facility campground is surrounded by hardwood hammocks and upland pine habitats.
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Shell Mound County Park
(352) 221-4466
Located on CR 326 off CR 347 north of Cedar Key. Open year round. 20 campsites with water and power hookups and 10 primitive camping sites. Restroom, shower facilities and RV dump station. Boat ramp and fish cleaning area. Volleyball, basketball.
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The Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve
The Preserve is a 413-acre passive nature park located within the town limits of Yankeetown, FL. It features a boardwalk, nature trails, and a 30-foot observation tower overlooking tidal wetlands. The Preserve is open from 9:30 a.m. until Sunset everyday. The physical address is 1001 Old Rock Road, Yankeetown, FL 34498.

Located within the park are Picnic Areas, Tables, Comfort Areas, Restrooms, Trails, Unpaved Hiking/Walking Trails, Biking Trails, Wildlife Observation Areas, Water Access, Kayak/Canoe Launch and an Observation Pier.

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Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park
(352) 543-5567
Located at the end of CR 326 west of Gulf Hammock on the Waccasassa River. Open year round. Popular boat launch site for Gulf access. Boat launching and docks for tie-up. Bank fishing, picnic tables, grills, benches. Restroom facilities.
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Williston Horseman's Park
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Snorkeling, Swimming and Diving

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Bronson

Blue Springs County Park
(352) 486-3303
Built around the spring at the headwaters of Otter Creek and the Wacassasa River, this 30-acre recreational area offers swimming, picnicking and a playground. Located between Bronson and Chiefland. (no scuba diving)
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Chiefland

Manatee Springs State Park
(352)493-6072
Swim, snorkel and dive in the crystal clear cool waters of this first-magnitude spring near the Suwannee River. Both the spring and the river can be viewed from a boardwalk which meanders alongside through towering trees and cypress wetlands. In addition to swimming, hiking, camping and picnicking are available. Located six miles west of Chiefland at the end of State Road 320.
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Fanning Springs

Fanning Springs State Park
18020 NW Hwy 19
(352) 463-3420
This 188-acre park on the historic Suwannee River is a popular spot for swimming and snorkeling. Boating, hiking, picknicking and camping are also available. Located northeast of Chiefland on U.S. 19/98 in the town of Fanning Springs.
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Gulf Hammock

Henry Beck County Park
(352) 486-5326
Located on CR 343, one-half mile from CR 326, about 5 miles east of Gulf Hammock on the Wekiva River.

Beautiful spring run for swimming and snorkeling. Open from April 1 through September 30. Picnic pavilions, swimming, basketball, volleyball, horseshoes, kids` play area, shower, restroom facilities. No scuba diving allowed.

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Williston

Blue Grotto
3852 NE 172nd Ct.
(352) 528-5770
A large, natural limestone cavern into the spring attracts many divers to this 15-acre, commercially-operated dive park, which features a full-service dive shop. Great for swimming, diving, snorkeling and picnicking. Located between Williston and Bronson. Cabin rentals available and campsites.
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Devil`s Den Resort & Springs
5390 NE 180th Ave.
(352) 528-3344
The sparkling clarity of the water makes it hard to believe the cavern pool is actually 60 feet below ground level. Spring depth varies from 25 to 60 feet at this popular swimming and diving site. This commercially-operated dive park offers RV hookups, bathhouse and rental cabins. Located between Williston and Bronson.
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Speedway

Bronson

Bronson Speedway
9950 NE State Rd 24
Archer, FL 32618
352-486-4998

Gates open at 4pm and racing action will commence at 7:30pm.

Grandstand admission is :
Adults $12.00
Students $12-17 and Seniors 60+ $8.00
Children 6-11 $5.00
Children 5 and under free
Pit Pass $25.00
We will feature the following divisions:

Sportsman , Purestock, Strictly Stock, Prochallenge Cars, 4CYL BLAST Cars, INEX Legend with OWM scheduled for 5 races and New in 2014 Pro Truck Events...Big Wheel and Bicycle races also for our youngest racers.

Scattered throughout the schedule will be special events - check FaceBook for updates.

2014 will see the Mud Bog Open.

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Trails for bicycling, hiking, horseback riding, bird and wildlife viewing.



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Bronson

Devil's Hammock Wildlife Management Area
(352) 486-5127
Levy County & Suwannee River Water Management District managed property
Levy County Parks and Recreation:
www.levycounty.org
Management Area allows: Driving tour, Hiking, Biking, Horseback riding, Swimming, Picnicking, Wildlife viewing, Nature photography, Hunting (seasonal)
Hunting information contact: Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission at www.myfwc.com for information on hunting seasons and rules.

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Cedar Key

Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail
(352) 493-0238

Special Considerations:

This is a remote area where cell phone coverage can be non-existent. Being properly equipped and prepared and leaving a float plan is very important. The coast here can be very shallow and low tides can present a problem for navigation and when seeking to land or launch. Keep a tide chart to help plan your trip. You may have to paddle a mile or two off the coast during extreme low tides.

Introduction

With the exception of the Ten Thousand Islands/Everglades segment, this is the remotest segment of the trail, featuring long stretches of unspoiled shoreline, marsh expanses, and sea islands. The Big Bend also has the most stable population of bay scallops in the state and the most intact seagrass beds. These seagrass beds serve as vitally important nurseries for fish, shrimp, crabs and a host of other marine species, one reason the Big Bend Seagrasses Aquatic Preserve covers much of this segment. Spanning more than 945,000 acres, the aquatic preserve is the largest and possibly the most pristine in the state.

Near the Suwannee River, you'll pass through lands managed by the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, http://www.fws.gov/lowersuwannee/ . The refuge covers numerous islands and more than twenty miles of the famed river of song.

Near Cedar Key, the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 13 historic and wildlife-rich islands ranging in size from 1 to 120 acres, totaling 762 acre. http://www.fws.gov/cedarkeys/ . It is unlawful to camp on either the Lower Suwannee or Cedar Keys national wildlife refuges however The Office of Greenways and Trail have designated islands where camping is permitted, see website http://www.dep.state.fl.us/gwt/paddling/Segments/Segment%206/Segment6.htm

Two state parks are part of this segment-Econfina River and Waccasassa Bay Preserve. Econfina River encompasses more than 3,000 acres of pine flatwoods, oak/palm hammocks, and broad expanses of marsh and tree islands. The 34,000-acre Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park offers sweeping marsh vistas and tree islands between Cedar Key and Yankeetown. To learn more about these two parks, log onto www.floridastateparks.org

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Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge
16450 NW 31st Pl.
(352) 493-0238
The term “Keys” comes from the Indian word &“cayo”;, meaning “small island”;. This is a very appropriate term for this unique area! Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge is a group of fragile coastal islands just off the village of Cedar Key, Florida. Established in 1929, Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge contains significant natural and cultural resources from pre-historic and historic times. Today, the Refuge consists of 13 islands ranging in size from 1 to 120 acres, totaling 762 acres. Ancient Indian cultures once used these off-shore islands as camps, later creating living areas - where food from the Gulf was plentiful and readily available. In more recent history, the famous Faber Pencil Mill was located on Atsena Otie Key where its remains can be seen today.
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Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge
16450 NW 31st Pl.
(352) 493-0238
The Refuge offers recreational and educational activities for everyone. Bird and wildlife observation, wildlife photography, fishing, canoeing, hunting, and interpretive walks are all available.
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Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park
(352) 543-5567
Waccasassa Bay State Preserve still offers sweeping vistas of natural landscapes uninterrupted by buildings, power lines, and bridges. The preserve is home to numerous rare, threatened, or endangered plant and animal species and commercially important marine species. The plentiful and varied cultural resources of the preserve range from prehistoric burial mounds to historic sites of the industries that formerly thrived in the area.

Although there aren't any marked foot trails, nature enthusiasts can enjoy wildlife viewing from a canoe. There are several primitive campsites on the Preserve, accessible only by private boat and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Boat access is from CR 40 in Yankeetown, CR 326 in Gulf Hammock, and Cedar Key.

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Chiefland

Manatee Springs State Park
11650 NW 115th St.
(352) 493-6072
An 8.5-mile trail system winds through the woods, perfect for hiking and biking. If you don`t want to go “off road,” you can pedal or walk the two-mile paved entrance road to the park. Located at the end of State Road 320, off U.S. 19/98, just six miles west of Chiefland.
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Fanning Springs

Andrews Wildlife Management Area
(352) 493-6020 or (386) 758-0525
This management area features one of the largest remaining hardwood hammock forests, as well as 800 acres of river bottomland bordering the Suwannee River. Nearby slash pine plantations are being converted to longleaf pine to improve habitat for wildlife. There are six walking nature trails, as well as several narrow dirt roads. Five clearings have been planted with grass and grains to attract wildlife.

Travel north of Chiefland on U.S. Highway 19 for 4.7 miles. Turn left onto County Road 211 and drive 0.9 mile to entrance kiosk. Management Area allows: Hiking, Wildlife observation, Observation platforms, Hunting, and Nature photography. Management Area runs along the Historic Suwannee River in Levy County.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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Fanning Springs State Park
18020 NW Hwy 19
(352) 463-3420
This 188-acre park on the historic Suwannee River is a popular spot for swimming and snorkeling. Boating, hiking, picknicking and camping are also available. Located northeast of Chiefland on U.S. 19/98 in the town of Fanning Springs.
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Inglis

Inglis Island Park
(352) 447-1720
Scenic trails await exploration through a landscape of cypress swamps, hardwood hammocks, and pine woods. Get a look of Lake Rousseau at the overlook. Entrance is south of the Withlacoochee River.
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Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway
(352) 447-1720
This 110-mile linear park was created from the aborted project that once called for a barge canal to be cut across the state of Florida. Today hikers, walkers, bicyclists and horseback riders take advantage of the many opportunities for outdoor recreation.
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Williston

Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens
4990 NE 180th Avenue
Williston, FL32696
(352) 812-2279

Located on Alt 27 in Williston, just before the Devil`s Den. Come visit over 50 separate gardens and numerous waterfalls and koi ponds that were born in a 100 year old retired lime rock quarry. It has become a sanctuary home and refuge to many of God`s creatures great and small. The quarry walls are lined with concrete and rock planters filled with hundreds of species of plant and flowers to create a unique paradise. There are many benches and picnic tables to allow one to sit, rest, have lunch, or just take it all in. Trees and topography of the quarry allow temperate and semitropical plants for flourish year round. Birds of prey, owls, doves and numerous songbirds, butterflies, turtles and Big Ben, the 100 lb. blue catfish may also be encountered. You may also wander though surrounding woods and enjoy the Oaks, Cedars, Pines, Pecans, Hickories and Dogwoods in an adjacent 54 acre nature conservation easement maintained by the Conservation Trust of Florida.

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Yankeetown

The Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve
The Preserve is a 413-acre passive nature park located within the town limits of Yankeetown, FL. It features a boardwalk, nature trails, and a 30-foot observation tower overlooking tidal wetlands. The Preserve is open from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Sunday. The physical address is 1001 Old Rock Road, Yankeetown, FL 34498. Located within the park are Picnic Areas, Tables, Comfort Areas, Restrooms, Trails, Unpaved Hiking/Walking Trails, Biking Trails, Wildlife Observation Areas, Water Access, Kayak/Canoe Launch and an Observation Pier. Hiking only - No horseback riding.
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Other Areas of Levy County

Goethe State Forest
9110 S.E. County Road 337, Dunnellon, FL 34431
(352) 465-8585
The Goethe Trail System extends throughout the forest with access available at three separate trailheads. The forest is open during daylight hours for visitors to enjoy horseback riding, hiking, bicycling, fishing or wildlife viewing.

Trailheads Within Goethe State Forest
Apex Trailhead
CR 337; South of SR 121
(352) 465-8585

Black Prong Trailhead
Off of CR 337 near CR326
(352) 465-8585

Tidewater Trailhead
Bottom of CR 337; Before CR 336
(352) 465-8585

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Nature Coast State Trail
(352) 535-5181
Almost 32 miles of paved trail beckon bicyclists, walks, hikers and horseback riders as the trail winds through changing landscapes. Trailheads allow access in Chiefland, Fanning Springs, Trenton, and Cross City. The Chiefland trailhead is located at the Chiefland Railroad Depot just two blocks from downtown.

The paved trail crosses the historic Suwannee River, (between Fanning Springs and Old Town), over the original train trestle, providing a beautiful scenic and peaceful view of the river, definitely a "must see" experience.

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North Star Acres
9950 SE 125th Ct
Dunnellon, FL 34431
(352) 489-9848
Horse camping, stalls and boarding, Horse Trails

Ride with veteran horsewoman Roberta Cogswell on guided trail trips through the unspoiled flatwoods of Goethe State Forest. Trail horses are provided or bring your own.

Goethe State forest has nearly 55000 acres with more than 100 miles of marked trails and many more that are not marked in the tall pine forests. There are also many other trail heads within a 50 mile radius.

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Trailhead Ranch Campground and Equestrian Park
(352) 465-8585
Horse camping, boarding and trails

Trailhead Ranch features real Florida ranch style horse lovers fun in the sun. The ranch is located adjacent to Goethe Forest Apex Trailhead providing direct access to over 120 miles of lush Florida forest trails for your riding pleasure. Has a Lighted Arena with Scheduled Week-End Horse Back Competitions, Games, and was centrally located to fishing, RV camping, campgrounds, hunting, golfing, bird watching, water sports, theme parks and beautiful rivers.


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Trap and Skeet Shooting

Inglis

Robinson Ranch Trap and Skeet Club
19730 SE 127th Terrace
Inglis, FL 34449
352-572-7339
Seven trap fields, two skeet fields, one five stand, and one fitasc field. Located about 6 miles west of Dunnellon on CR 40. 7 miles east of US 19 on County Road 40.

Non-members welcome.

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Williston

Rhino Skeet Shooting Facility
21890 NE Hwy 27
Williston, FL 32696
800-226-3613
Office Hours: 8:30-5:00pm EST Mon-Fri
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Waters to Explore by Boat, Canoe, or Kayak

Other Areas of Levy County

Cedar Key National Wildlife Refuge
16450 NW 31st Pl.
(352) 493-0238
The term `Keys` comes from the Indian word `cayo`, meaning `small island`. This is a very appropriate term for this unique area! Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge is a group of fragile coastal islands just off the village of Cedar Key, Florida. Established in 1929, Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge contains significant natural and cultural resources from pre-historic and historic times. Today, the Refuge consists of 13 islands ranging in size from 1 to 120 acres, totaling 762 acres. Ancient Indian cultures once used these off-shore islands as camps, later creating living areas - where food from the Gulf was plentiful and readily available. In more recent history, the famous Faber Pencil Mill was located on Atsena Otie Key where its remains can be seen today.
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Lower Withlacoochee River
The Lower Withlacoochee is an Outstanding Florida Waterway. It`s a wonderful asset for boaters, especially kayaks and canoes, well known to "in the know" boaters. Fishing is excellent. There are several boat ramps in the City of Inglis and Town of Yankeetown. Canoe and kayaks can also launch at the Buddy Risher Recreational Park next to the Spillway.
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Suwannee River
Thanks to the words of Stephen Foster`s famous old song, the Suwannee River is a familiar name to many. For those who actually get the opportunity to visit this serene and picturesque river, the Suwannee becomes even more memorable.Originating in southern Georgia in the Okefenokee Swamp, the Suwannee winds its way south for some 280 miles until it eventually empties into the Gulf of Mexico. Seven of the 11 counties in north Florida are bordered at some point by the Suwannee. Along its way to the ocean, the river contains 62 springs, six of which are considered first-magnitude springs, meaning they pump out an amazing 64 million or more gallons of water per day. It is said that springs contribute about 25 percent of the river`s flow.Boating on the Suwannee River is a popular pastime. Many outdoor enthusiasts take to the water in canoes and kayaks, and the river is classified as “easy” with its only Class 3 water located near White Springs. Levy County access points include Manatee Springs and Fanning Springs.

Suwannee River Wilderness Trail
(800) 868-9914
This historic trail stretches 170 miles through several counties including Levy. Adventures can explore the river by boat, canoe or kayak and schedule stops at the many river camps along the trail or at the "hub" located in Fanning Springs State Park. Swimming, SCUBA diving and camping are allowed in many spots along the trail as well as wildlife watching, hiking and biking.
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Waccasassa River
Winding its way through the heart of Levy County, the Waccasassa River offers canoeists and kayakers a great chance to explore some of the county`s more remote areas. The Waccasassa is also home to the annual Wild Hog Canoe Race held every April.The Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park, accessible only by boat, covers over 32,000 acres and is a virtual coastal wilderness which extends along the Gulf Coast between Cedar Key and Yankeetown. The area includes wooded islands and wide expanses of salt marsh, punctuated by tidal creeks. Wildlife viewing, fishing, boating and hunting draw visitors to this remote area.Boat access to the Waccasassa is available via Cedar Key, Yankeetown and Gulf Hammock.
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Wekive River
One of the few nearly pristine riverine systems to remain in central Florida, the Wekiva River receives its bountiful waters from the clear, natural springs of the Floridan aquifer as well as drainage of approximately 130 miles of watershed. The surrounding floodplain of hardwood forest provides shelter to a variety of endangered, threatened and unique flora and fauna. Designated an Outstanding Florida Water, the Wekiva River is also a State Canoe Trail and has recently been added to the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers program.
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Winery

Chiefland

Dakotah Winery
14365 N HWY 19
Chiefland, FL 32626
(352) 493-9309
Established in 1985 by Dr. Max Rittgers and his son Rob, Dakotah Winery & Vineyards grows its own grapes. The tasting room allows guests to participate in free wine tastings Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Closed on Sunday. The vineyard offers a peaceful haven where guests can relax beneath the arbor and enjoy the scenic view, including a bird sanctuary, `babydoll` miniature sheep, Canada geese and a pond with hundreds of Japanese Koi.
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