A 400 square foot cabin overlooking the Suwanee River just 9 miles north of White Springs, FL and 40 miles south of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Southern Georgia. Considered the Upper Suwanee, the river here accommodates mostly canoe and kayaks due to the many gentle shoals that keeps boats with larger motors out. The Upper Suwannee is the most visually stunning stretch of the 225 mile long river. Surrounded by towering pines and cypress and the gnarly Ogeechee Tupelo, it is a great location for exploring, hiking, birding, canoe/kayaking, fishing or just plain enjoying the quite. Great location for an artist or yoga retreat. Local river guides and naturalists are usually available upon request. Canoe and kayaking rental available from nearby outfitters.
The cabin is pine and cypress wood construction with a large room and a kitchen and bathroom attached. Recently renovated. The exterior and interior wood is from local sources. There is a Queen size bed. The cabin is meant for 2 people but an extra mattresses available for children if necessary, no extra charge for the children. There is very little privacy inside, so keep that in mind (One big room), small kitchen and bathroom in separate room. Dog friendly except on furniture, pets must be kept clean (no cats due to allergy problems). Linen, blankets and pillows provided, as are cooking and eating utensils. There is a gas stove, electric refrigerator and 40 gallon hot water heater. Bathroom has a full size shower stall, no tub. AT&T and Verizon get reception. No wifi or cable.
There is large fire pit for your use, as well as a charcoal grill, with charcoal to get you started.
The cabin site was the location of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp in the late 1930's. The CCC camps were created and funded to keep young men busy with meaningful work during the Depression in the US in the 1930's. From this camp the men built several bridges across the Suwanee River including one at this location, Cone Bridge. The steel pilings laying in the river are the only remaining evidence of the bridge. The setting is wooded and open, with very large pine trees, magnolia and hickory.
Excellent HIking trails at the nearby Florida State Parks: Big Shoals, Little Shoals, and Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center.+ More