The Steinhatchee River 5 miles upriver from town is freshwater. Both of these shots were taken at the same location.
The only communities along the river are Steinhatchee and Jena near its mouth. The river is not developed, being used solely for recreation and as a port for landings of locally caught commercial fishes such as sheepshead, mullet, gag and red grouper, Spanish mackerel, white grunt, hogfish, stone crab, and blue crab. About 1 mile (1.6 km) of the river goes underground as a subterranean river near where U.S. Route 19 crosses the river. 8 miles (13 km) from the river's mouth is Steinhatchee Falls, where the river drops several feet.