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Welcome to Chiefland, Florida!

Chiefland is located about an hours drive south west of Gainesville and about two hours and twenty minutes north of Tampa. Together with Chiefland, Fanning Springs, Steinhatchee and Cedar Key define an area known as Florida's "Nature Coast". Chiefland has plenty of lodging options from hotels to cabins. While your in town why not check out the many different outdoor activities available in the Chiefland area. Chiefland has a small downtown area with many different types of shops including hardware stores, antique shops, and automotive shops. Chiefland Agriculture plays a considerable role in the area and there are many farms just outside the town.

Chiefland Astronomy Village

Chiefland Astronomy Village offers Outdoor Activities including dark sky observing and astro photography. The village provides RV and Tent camping. CAV is located on five acres of land just seven miles south of Chiefland and is open to members only. For more information about membership ...

Chiefland Bicycle Fest

Peddle your way to the next Chiefland Bicycle Fest for three days of bicycling on Florida's Gulf Coast Trails. Enjoy the outdoors and Florida's Nature coast on Bicycle! Check the official website for more information on lodging, meals and registration for this event.

Cedar Key

Cedar Key is a small fishing village located less than a half hour's drive from Chiefland. Seafood restaurants, artisan shops and antique shops are just around every corner. Many people fish for clams, scallops, grouper and flounder on the main pier.

Manatee Springs State Park

Manatee Springs state park is a great place to hike, canoe and camp and is located just a short drive from Chiefland on NW 115th St. Visit the park in the winter months and watch the manatee which come from the Suwannee river into the warmer springs. Many lodging options from camping, cabins...

Fannings Springs

Fanning Springs is home to one of the more well known springs in north Florida. With the combination of springs and the Suwanee river Fanning Springs has an abundance of wildlife and activities including hiking, canoeing, fishing, birdwatching and boating.

Nature Coast State Bike Trail

The nature coast state trail offers thirty two miles of paved bike trails for your next adventure. You can get on the trail from many different access points including trailheads in Chiefland, Fanning Springs, Trenton, Old Town and Cross City. If your looking for a trip to experience old florida...

Horseshoe Beach

Horseshoe Beach is a small fishing village tucked away on Florida's gulf coast. Only about an hour's drive from Chiefland, Horseshoe beach has a laid back feel. You can easily spend the day fishing for sea trout, scallops, grouper and flounder while relaxing in the Florida sun.

Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge

The Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge was established for protecting and maintaining part of Florida's natural ecosystem. Founded in April of 1979 the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge sits on 52,935 acres of land in Dixie and Levy counties.

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