Dixie County, FL
Where the Suwannee River, the Steinhatchee River and a National Wildlife Refuge meet the Hidden Coast on the Gulf of Mexico; Dixie County was created in 1921 from the southern portion of Lafayette County. The county has a total area of 864 square miles, of which 705 square miles is land and 159 square miles is water. As of the 2008 census, there were 14,957 people, a population density of 20 people per square mile.
Today the natural hammock lands, access to rivers and springs as well as to the Gulf of Mexico, make Dixie County the ideal place for all types of eco-tourism activities. You can simply enjoy the natural beauty of the area or enjoy fishing, diving, swimming, canoeing and kayaking, hiking, biking and even bird watching! There are also some great hunting lands open to the public.