Steinhatchee is a picturesque fishing community nestled along the banks of the pristine Steinhatchee River. It is one of the few towns in Florida that has withstood the test of time and retained its “Old Florida” character. Charming Victorian houses and shops can be found amid Florida “Cracker” style homes, small marinas and family owned restaurants.
Steinhatchee is widely recognized as a Sportsman’s Paradise. The area offers some of the best hunting, fishing and scalloping available anywhere. Deer, Wild Boar, Dove, Quail and Turkey in abundance populate the surrounding timberlands and hammocks and attract hunters from across the South in the fall and winter months. On the expansive grass flats and oyster bars just outside of the river mouth you’ll find a world class fishery for Speckled Trout and Redfish. This fishery contributes to very strong fall and spring seasons. Off-shore, Grouper, Rock Bass and Cobia are the targets of choice. During the summer months, Steinhatchee’s population explodes when it becomes a family destination beyond compare as thousands flock to the area in search of Bay Scallops. These delectable shellfish are easily found by wading the grass flats and can be scooped up with dip nets or by hand. The more adventurous use snorkel gear and dive the deeper water where some say the bigger scallops reside. Most folks are able to get their limit easily in just a few hours on the water.
is located in heart of Florida’s Nature Coast at the mouth of the Steinhatchee River where it flows into the Gulf of Mexico. It is a virtually undiscovered area located about 90 miles south of the State Capital in Tallahassee and 70 miles west of Gainesville – home of the University of Florida.