Leisure and Living

Welcome to beautiful Suwannee County, located in north Florida halfway between Jacksonville and Tallahassee along the Interstate 10 and Interstate 75 corridor. Our area is unparalleled in easy-living amenities and natural beauty, and also features a mild climate.

Great outdoors

For nature enthusiasts, there are many year-round outdoor activities available at the twelve parks and campgrounds located in Suwannee County.

Golf, fishing, hunting, canoeing, biking, off-road motor-sports, and horseback riding are readily available in the backcountry of the Suwannee River Valley. Or, consider that the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean are just 50 to 70 miles away, offering world-class deep-sea fishing and scalloping.

Nature lovers enjoy the many rivers, lakes, and freshwater springs that provide the habitat for a wide variety of wildlife, as well as a shared space for active adventure. Hiking, birding, boating, and scuba diving are very popular here. In fact, the town of Branford—located in the southern section of Suwannee County—is the freshwater spring diving capital of America. Get active, or maybe you’d like to spend a lazy day tubing down the beautiful Ichetucknee Springs River. It’s up to you.

Fun events and things to do

Community festivals such as Christmas on the Square and special events add an opportunity to meet and greet your neighbors. The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground hosts a variety of events throughout the year, such as the country music festival, the bluegrass festivals, and the Halloween festival.

If you want the peace and tranquility of the rural lifestyle, but want to stay within a short drive from the shopping, dining, college football, and art museums of some of Florida’s (and south Georgia’s) most exciting cities, Suwannee County is the place for you.

You’re welcome in Suwannee County

Though the county was established on December 21, 1858, the Suwannee River Valley is steeped in history—predating the first century. As you drive through Suwannee County today, you may feel as though you have stepped back in time to an era of gracious Southern hospitality. The first thing you’ll notice is that people wave and give you warm smiles. Everyone is welcoming in Suwannee County. This is a wonderful, safe place to raise a family, stay for a visit, or retire in peace!