Whet Your Appetite for Steinhatchee Scalloping and Fishing
Once you've started your day with a satisfying breakfast in your cottages fully equipped kitchen, set out to enjoy the many recreational activities affordable to guests at Steinhatchee Landing Resort, ranging from a Florida Springs scuba dive, a kayak trip on the Steinhatchee River and fly fishing in the grass flats, to an exploration of Gulf Coast state parks -- and everything in between.
See Why So Many Are Hooked on the Steinhatchee River
Whether you've come to give fly fishing a try, ease downstream in a canoe or kayak, or capture the glorious scenery that abounds on a pontoon ride on the Steinhatchee River, when you're a guest at Steinhatchee Landing Resort, it's yours for the taking. The Landing's staff will transport you upriver to Steinhatchee Falls for a refreshing canoe trip where you paddle downriver to the Landing for a 3-hour scenic excursion. For an extra fee, we also offer Mike Farmer, our kayak guide on the weekends, to guide you and your family down the beautiful Steinhatchee River. The guide will also take numerous pictures of your memorable experience. Prior notice requested. (Trip includes a small transportation charge and a rental fee for the canoes or kayaks.)
World-Class Fishing, Scalloping and Boating at Your Fingertips
Steinhatchee has always been an angler's paradise. The pristine shoreline and shallow grass flats provide habitat for an abundance of salt water fish. In the summer season, you can try your hand at some of the finest scalloping in the world.
If you're a boater, you'll appreciate the 16 complimentary boat slips available on a first-come, first-serve basis. (An additional 16 offered for rental at a nominal fee of $25 per night.) Launching is easy with free use of the boat ramp at the end of 1st Street adjacent to the Resort. From there, enjoy a day cruising the Steinhatchee River in your own craft, a pontoon boat, canoe or kayak.
Additional resources for boaters include:
River Haven Marina
Steinhatchee Charter Captains
Captain Jim Henley
Plenty of Fun for the Whole Family
For additional exploration, take a bicycle tour of the Steinhatchee area or refresh with a relaxing dip in the pool. Kids of all ages enjoy access to our shuffleboard area, tennis and basketball courts, fitness center, jogging trail, petting zoo and playground. South of the Landing and across the Steinhatchee River are miles of river-bottom wilderness trails that meander through a thick forest of oaks, pines, palms and magnolias.
Local Gulf Coast State Parks Well Worth the Trip
Day trips from the Landing to nearby Gulf Coast State Parks provide opportunities to explore some of Florida's many natural wonders and see native wildlife in their own environment. The resort is located near more than 100,000 acres of Preservation 2000 lands acquired under the Save Our Rivers program. This includes miles of undeveloped Gulf Coast frontage. The gulf and fresh water streams that flow through the area provide habitat for more than 100 bird species.
Scuba Dive in the Florida Springs
While scuba diving is popular across Florida, cave and cavern diving is unique to North Central Florida in North America. Certified divers enjoy exploring the subterranean sights hidden within the caverns and caves of Florida's springs, from 130 feet to thousands of yards below the surface. Trading freshwater for saltwater, divers can take the plunge in the Gulf of Mexico by hiring local captains for an unforgettable diving or spear fishing excursion. Several dive shops in the area include:
Peacock Springs State Recreation Area
Ichetucknee Springs State Park
Route 2, Box 108
Fort White, Florida 32038
Sea Hag Marina
322 Riverside Drive
Steinhatchee, FL 32359
Guests Go Wild with Outdoor Adventure Options
Steinhatchee Landing Resort affords guests the ultimate balance of luxurious accommodations and wildlife adventures. Recreation opportunities for the avid hunter, paddler and birder abound. The Big Bend Wildlife Management Area provides numerous areas for hunting opportunities and seasons for archery, muzzleloader and modern gun hunting.
Explore Scenic Trails in the Florida Gulf Coast State Parks
Dallus Creek in the Tide Swamp Unit, 9 miles north of Steinhatchee, offers a short hiking trail, great birding and wildlife viewing, paddling, fishing and a scenic driving tour. Visit www.floridaconservation.org for more information. The Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail also attracts visitors from across the country to its 105-mile trail. And the Great Florida Birding Trail offers more than 400 sites throughout Florida for birders and wildlife observers. Check out www.floridabirdingtrail.com for a complete list of area sites to visit.