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Deer Island

Deer Island is a beautiful 45-acre barrier island with elevations as high as 12 ft above sea level. The island is located inside the Big Bend Aquatic Seagrass Preserve and adjoins the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. The historic fishing villages of Cedar Key and Suwannee are 8 miles south and north of the island, respectively. Gainesville, home of the University of Florida, is 50 miles to the east. Access is by boat only.

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Deer Island is a beautiful 45-acre barrier island with elevations as high as 12 ft above sea level. The island is located inside the Big Bend Aquatic Seagrass Preserve and adjoins the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. The historic fishing villages of Cedar Key and Suwannee are 8 miles south and north of the island, respectively. Gainesville, home of the University of Florida, is 50 miles to the east. Access is by boat only.

Standout features include a sandy beach facing the open Gulf; a three-bedroom, one-bathroom stilt house; a stand-alone bathhouse with toilet and shower; a boat dock with floating terminal platform; a beach access ramp; a water well and water treatment system; and a small storage building. Power is supplied by a solar system with battery storage and generator backup.

The island is densely forested with oaks, pines, cedars, and palms with an understory of native plants and shrubs. Trails have been carved through the woods to provide access to all parts of the island. The back bay side of the island is fringed with salt marsh and oyster bars. Tarpon, snook, redfish, black drum, trout, and blue crab are abundant in the waters surrounding the island. Duck hunting from the island in the winter is superb.

Included in the sale are most of the home furnishings and tools, a 30-foot deck barge with a 115-horsepower outboard motor and a 2019 54-horsepower four-wheel-drive Kubota tractor complete with a bushhog, loader bucket and grapple.

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