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Airplane RidesBack to Top


   Cedar Key

Airplane Rides at the Cedar Key Airport
(352) 477-0105
See the islands from the air,
noon - 4, Saturdays and Sundays


Antique ShoppingBack to Top


  Cedar Key

Dilly Dally Galley
390 Dock St.
(352) 543-9146, (800) 559-6327

Gypsy Me!
510 2nd St.
(352) 543-5001


  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

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

Hill`s Bargain Barn
21721 N.E. Hwy 27

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

Arts and TheatreBack to Top


  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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  Chiefland

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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Family FunBack to Top


  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.


Fishing - Where to get a LicenseBack to Top


  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, Nature-Historical Boat ToursBack to Top


  Cedar Key

     Boat Tours: Eco, nature and historical boat tours

Barhopper Charters
11491 SW 70 Place
(352)843-4067
Charter fishing trips and Eco and nature boat tours.
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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
Dock Street, Cedar Key, FL
352-231-4435 352-278-0065
Eco and nature boat tours.
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     Boats, Canoe, Kayak Rentals and Tours

Cedar Key Paddling Rentals Taxi & Tours
331 Dock St.
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)

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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
P.O. Box 64
(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) 528-3984
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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Barhopper Charters
11491 SW 70 Place
(352)843-4067
Charter fishing trips and Eco and nature boat tours.
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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

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
P.O. Box 236
(352) 493-7818
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Saltwater Assassin-Inshore Fishing Charters
(352) 472-7296 or (352) 745-2262
Captain Jim Keith
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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) 486-3763
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Waccasassa Bay Airboat Fishing Charters
Cedar Key,Gulf Hammock or Yankeetown
352-843-0263


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  Chiefland

     Outfitters

Mangrove Creek Outfitters
1109 N. Young Blvd.
Chiefland, FL 32626
352 493-0071
Fishing supplies, trailers, boats and kayaks, No rental.
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The Deer Camp
306 S Main Street
Chiefland, Fl 32626
Phone: (352) 490-HUNT (490-4868)
Hunting and fishing sporting goods store
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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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  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
P.O. Box 626
(352) 528-3984
Kayak outfitters
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  Yankeetown

     Boat Tours: Eco, nature and historical boat tours

Osprey Guide Service
(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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     Boats, Canoe, Kayak Rentals and Tours

Sunrise Outpost
6027 Highway 40 W
(352) 447-5655
Kayak Outfitter, Tandems, Singles, Rentals, Guide Service, Sales

     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 Guide Service
(352) 400-0133
Fishing Charter Trips, Light Tackle and Fly Fishing, Orvis Endorsed
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GolfingBack to Top


  Chiefland

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


  Williston

Williston Highlands Country Club
789 NE State Road 121
(352) 528-2520

GourdsBack to Top


  Trenton

Fernsink Gourds
551 N E 130 Street
Trenton, FL 32693
352 493-1534
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 SitesBack to Top


  Cedar Key

Cedar Key Historical Society
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
(352) 221-4466, (352) 493-0238
Discover an old Indian shell midden 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. Located on County Road 326 off County Road 347 north of Cedar Key. Camping sites, restrooms and boat ramp also available. Cedar Key
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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.
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  Fanning Springs

Fort Fanning Historical Park
(352) 463-1880 ext. 202
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Horse ActivitiesBack to Top


  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
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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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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  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.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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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.

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) 528-08
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.

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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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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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HuntingBack to Top


  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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  Chiefland

The Deer Camp
306 S Main Street
Chiefland, Fl 32626
Phone: (352) 490-HUNT (490-4868)
Hunting and fishing sporting goods store
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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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MarinasBack to Top


  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.

Cedar Key Marina
12796 State Road 24
(352) 543-6148
Gulf Channel, Bait, Fuel, Restaurant, 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


  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

Yankeetown Marina
15 Hickory Avenue
(352) 447-2529
Boat Ramp, Docking, Fuel, Bait, Fishing Equipment, and Charters
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Snorkeling, Swimming and DivingBack to Top


  -See our special interest page for diving in Levy County

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  Bronson

Blue Springs 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)


  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 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.
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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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SpeedwayBack to Top


  Bronson

Bronson Speedway
9952 NE State Road 24
Archer, FL 32618
352-484-4998

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.Back to Top


  

-See our special interest page for birding in Levy County


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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
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission is proud to announce the Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail was recently awarded designation as a National Recreation Trail during National Trails Day June 4th, 2005. The Big Bend Paddling Trail was one of 37 trails in 23 states to receive this award. National Recreation Trail designation is an honor given out to those existing trails that have been nominated and meet the requirements for connecting people to local resources and improving their quality of life. The national trail designation is part of a continuing campaign to promote community partnerships and to foster innovative ways to encourage physical fitness. The National Trails System Act of 1968 encourages the Secretary of the Interior to recognize existing community trails that qualify as additions to the National Trails System. The Act promotes enjoyment and appreciation of trails and greater public access.
FWC recently added a seventh primitive camping site to the Big Bend Paddling Trail on the banks of the Econfina River. The site is 0.4 miles downstream from the public boat ramp where private camping and lodging is also available. The site is posted with our standard campsite sign on the west bank of the river. The GPS coordinates are N 30.03.23 / W 83.54.70.

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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.


  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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  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.

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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  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.


  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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NorthStar Acres
9950 SE 126th 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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  Inglis

Robinson Ranch Trap and Skeet Club
19730 FE 127 Ter.
Inglis, FL 34449
352-489-7988
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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  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 Withlacoockee is an Outstanding Florida Waterway. It`s a wonderful asset for boaters, especially kayaks and canoes, well known to "in the know" boaters.

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.
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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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Wekiva River - Henry Beck Park
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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  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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