Chiefland, Florida, is a town in Levy County in the Valley of the Suwannee River. Visitors staying in discount hotels in Chiefland will be interested to know that this is the Suwannee River celebrated in song by people like Stephen Foster, Irvine Berlin and Al Jolson. Chiefland calls itself “The Gem of the Suwannee Valley.” According to tradition, Chiefland was once the meeting place for the chiefs of several local Indian tribes. This is a very rural area, and the region is great for bird watchers, cyclists, hikers, boaters and fishermen.
At nearby Devil’s Den there is excellent scuba diving in a pool of clear blue water that is always at least 72 degrees Fahrenheit. There is a vast, beautiful underwater cave where divers have sometimes found prehistoric fossils. The pool is open to everyone, but only experienced scuba divers should go into this cave or any of the other submerged crevices along the Suwannee River. From your budget hotel in Chiefland it is only six miles to Manatee Springs State Park. The spring water here has the longest run of any of the springs that feed the Suwannee River. This is a great place to see manatees, the gentle giants of the sea that in days of old were mistaken for mermaids. Swimming is forbidden here in the winter, out of consideration for the manatees. Bird watchers come here to see American black vultures, which often perch in the cypress trees.
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