They say that that the more north you go in Florida, the more South you are. This certainly applies to the town of Live Oak. Just west of the intersection of I-75 and I-10, Live Oak is shaded by the canopies of ancient oaks, dripping with Spanish moss.
The town’s pace mimics the Suwannee and Santa Fe rivers that bound it. Live Oak is a city inside Suwannee County and is located east of Tallahassee.
As of 2011, the estimated population is 6,918.
The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park may best embody the area’s assets, offering canoeing and hiking in the wilderness. Located just north of Live Oak, the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is a one-of-a-kind music park and premier campground nestled on the shady banks of the historic, tea-colored Suwannee River in North Florida. The Spirit of the Suwannee is proud to host a variety of events throughout the year, including the Suwannee River Jam. In addition to these events, the park offers live music during the week in the Music Hall and a natural amphitheater for outdoor music festivals.
The grounds include 500+ acres for camping, hiking, canoeing, bird watching, jogging, observation at the world’s largest bat house, Way Down Upon the Suwannee River Trail Ride and New Year’s Eve Party, pro-quality disc golf, a honey bee observation exhibit, beautiful rental cabins (and custom built cabins for sale), RV parking with full hookups, electric and water sites, shower and bath houses, full service restaurant, golf cart rentals, the Arts and Crafts Village, Country Store and much, much more. Or, you can just hang your hammock between two trees, put your feet up and relax as you listen to the quiet sounds of nature all around you.