Suwannee
Population (2000)
442
Area (Square miles)
5.5
Year founded
Unknown
Year incorporated
N/A
The Town of Suwannee - not to be confused with the county of the same name - covers about 5½ square miles at the mouth of the Suwannee River that is completely surrounded by the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. Most of that land area is uninhabitable salt marsh. So the built up portion of the town is only about a square mile.

To get there you have to drive about 23 miles along desolate Dixie County Road 349 south from Old Town. At the end of the road, it's actually a bit surprising when you come to this town of nice homes, canals and amenities. Similar to it's neighbor to the north, Horseshoe Beach, the long journey to Suwannee ends with a a quaint and friendly fishing village.

The narrow streets and small bridges over the canals are mostly packed with single family residences and condos, with a few permanent residents, and many serving as weekend getaways. But there is a restaurant, a church, a post office, a grocery store, a couple of marinas, and a small hotel and fish camp. RV camping is also available. Or, if you want a change of pace ... one of the marinas offers houseboat rentals.

This is a fisherman's paradise with opportunities for Gulf fishing, flats fishing, and access to the Suwannee River. You'll find boat rentals available, as well as fishing guide and excursion services.

This is also a paradise for kayaks or canoes, where there are almost limitless opportunities to explore the small creeks and waterways within the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge.
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