USA map showing location of Chiefland in Florida

The Two RV Gypsies: Full-Time RVers
drove to Chiefland, Florida to meet
Karen Duquette's high school friend,
Sharyn Hurley Alden, who lives in California
February 7- 8, 2013

Chiefland is a city in Levy County, Florida that calls itself the "Gem of the Suwannee Valley" and was incorporated in 1929. A village of the Timucua people was once located south of the present city and at Manatee Springs. The area's economy was traditionally based on agriculture, primarily farming (peanuts, watermelons, hay); ranching (cattle, hogs); dairy (milk); timber (pulpwood, lumber, turpentine) and aquaculture (fishing, oystering, crabbing). Manatee Springs State Park is located 6 miles west of town. The crystal-clear water is a "first-magnitude" spring that flows directly into the Suwannee River. The park offers a full slate of activities, including camping. Manatees can be seen in the spring year-round, but especially in late fall and winter, where the constant 72 degrees F temperature of the spring is much warmer than river water.

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Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge (February 7, 2013)
Shell Mound Archaeological Site, and birds

Cedar Key State Park - February 8, 2013

Manatee Springs state Park and Manatees