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Florida's Wild River
Perhaps the best kept secret in
The name of the river came from the Native American
tribes living in the area when the Europeans arrive
Norman Busche, who owns the Nature Coast Outpost
located right next to the campground store and office, is an
The Chassahowitzka has been designated as one of
Captain Als boat is specially designed to navigate
the shallow river. He built it himself of real woo
We passed some homes built right next to the river. There is no road leading to these places but the homes are unique and have been outfitted with generators, solar panels and composting toilets. Some were luxurious mansions: some modest cabins. All were highly individualized refuges for weekend or in some cases, permanent living.
One particularly stately estate once owned by the
Lykes brothers of hot dog fame, is regularly rented to groups of Buddhist Monks as a
retreat. Just off its dock, you can see Spirit Springs bubbling up. All in all, 22 springs
feed the river. What better place to meditate. They then took us into the hardwood swamp.
We saw anhinga, great blue heron, little blue, tricolor heron, green back heron, night
heron, wood stork, American egrets and countless others. Manatee and alligator do frequent
the river but we didnt get to see any. However
in just a few hours on this trip we saw more wildlife than in days in most other places.
If you enjoy this
article, you will also enjoy our soon to be released book, Wild About Florida:
Central Florida. this is just a small sample of what you will find in it and
the entire series of the Wild About Florida books
If you enjoy this article, you will also enjoy our soon to be released book, Wild About Florida: Central Florida. this is just a small sample of what you will find in it and the entire series of the Wild About Florida books
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