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Yankeetown Blueway Community


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Yankeetown is a charming Coastal Village on the North West coast of Florida. Known for its tree lined streets, quiet lifestyle and "Outstanding Florida Waterway", the Withlacoochee River, Yankeetown is home to approximately 550 residents. The town was founded in the early 1920's as a coastal fishing and hunting resort. Many of the original homes as well as the original post office and school still exist on the tree lined Riverside Drive.

                                                Riverside Drive
                                                              Riverside Drive


The Town of Yankeetown is environmentally friendly, with seven parks the largest being the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve located on the coastal estuarine system. This 413 acre park includes over three miles of hiking trails, a 35 foot observation tower over looking the Gulf of Mexico, canoe and kayak access to the Gulf and the Ellie Schiller Education Center.
                                                  Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve         
                                                      Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve

Being a coastal community Yankeetown offers boating access on the Withlacoochee River at its own public boat launch as well as two additional launches at Yankeetown Marina and B's Campground. There is also Gulf access at the County boat ramp on County Rd. 40 as well as a small public beach which is also suitable for canoe and kayak launching. Yankeetown surely is a destination point for canoe and kayak enthusiasts, plan your visit today.

         Sunset Gulf of Mexico Yankeetown Florida
                Kayaking the Withlacoochee                          Sunset on the Gulf of Mexico
 
Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve Paddling Trail
                            
Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve Park Paddling Trail Map 

 
Yankeetown Notable Places to Visit:

Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve

Bird Creek Park

Follow that Dream Pkwy ( Bird Creek Bridge) Where the Elvis Presley movie Follow that Dream was filmed in and around Yankeetown.

Historic Yankeetown — Riverside Dr.
 
Inglis/Yankeetown Park to Park Bike Path




     
       Manatee on the Withlacoochee                    Spoonbills on the Withlacoochee
                                          
 
Where to stay:

B's Cypress Marina & Campground
— 6621 Riverside Drive, Yankeetown, FL 34498,
       352-447-5888, www.bmarinacampground.com

Cattail Creek RV Park
— 41 Cattail Creek Lane, Yankeetown, FL 34498, 352-447-3050

Riverside Marina Cottages — 6451 Riverside Drive, Yankeetown, FL 34498, 352-447-2980

Pine Lodge Country Inn — 649 Follow that Dream Parkway, Inglis, FL 34449,   352-447-7463

Withlacoochee Motel — 66 HWY 19 South, Inglis, FL 34449, 352-447-2211

The Magnolia House — Yankeetown, FL, 352-477-4820, 352-220-2000, 
   www.airbnb.com/rooms/714591?s=RZVjZ0mKwww.airbnb.com/rooms/295237?s=WNR4EOb5


Places to eat:

Ike's
at the Izaak Walton Lodge
Riverside Dr & 63rd Yankeetown Fl. 34498

Our Pub
253 Hwy 40 Inglis Fl.34449
Phone 352-447-2406

Shrimp Landing
48 Hwy  US 19 Inglis FL 34449
Phone 352-447-5201

Pine Lodge
649 Hwy 40
Inglis Fl. 34449
Dining by advanced notice only (Brazilian Dinners & Tea's)
 Phone 352-447-7463

Mamma Sally's Resturant
137 Highway 19 S
Inglis, FL 34449 
Phone 352-447-5102    


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