FISHING & SCALLOPING
Fishing and Steinhatchee are synonymous with one another. All year round you can find a wide assortment of fish that you can catch both right off of the docks and out on the high seas. Some of the most notable species of fish that call this area home are: spotted sea trout, spanish mackerel, flounder, mullet, redfish, cobia, shark, black sea bass, sheepshead, Florida pink snapper, gag grouper, red grouper and many more! Whether you are wanting to brave the seas on your own or hire one of the many charter guides that are in town a day on the water is certainly not wasted when you are having fun.
Scallop season starts mid June (June 10) and runs through mid-September (September 17). All age ranges can enjoy this local favorite activity, and jumping in the water to search for those "glimmering eyes" gives you a great opportunity to beat the hot summer heat!
WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS
Which ever side of the river you are on you will find lush forests which are home to a vast array of wildlife. State WMA's offer guests to Steinhatchee a fun way to experience nature at it's finest. These areas can be taken in by bicycle, foot or even by all-terrain vehicles!
Steinhatchee is home to the annual Fiddler Crab Festival as well as the Steinhatchee Seafood Festival that benefits the Wounded Warriors in Action (WWIA) Foundation. Although these are the two major festivals that call our quaint town home there are also numerous fishing tournaments throughout the year as well as community events taking place. Check out our calendar page to stay up to date on all things happening around Steinhatchee!
Nestled on the outside of town Steinhatchee Falls is easily one of North Florida's most beautiful places. Just a short drive north on Hwy 51 will bring you to this secluded paradise where it is a local favorite spot to launch kayaks as it feeds back into the Steinhatchee River or just fish from its banks and enjoy the view.