US Coast Guard Station Yankeetown

District Seven

5800 Riverside Dr., Yankeetown, FL 34498

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ABOUT

US Coast Guard Station Yankeetown is a small boat station which forms part of the US Coast Guard’s 7th District, Sector St. Petersburg. The station performs Search & Rescue, Law Enforcement and fisheries patrols utilizing 25ft. Defender Class Boats. Located in Yankeetown, Florida, it is in the AOR of Auxiliary Division 15.

Sector St. Petersburg is part of Coast Guard District 7 and has become one of the Coast Guard’s largest commands – with an area of responsibility encompassing over 400 nautical miles of coastline along Florida’s west coast and the third largest U.S. port for domestic trade. In terms of total trade volume, including both domestic and foreign, the Port of Tampa ranks 12th nationally. The Sector’s five multi-mission small boat stations, six patrol boats, two aids to navigation cutters, and one aids to navigation team have responsibility for five primary operational missions: Search and Rescue; Marine Safety; Maritime Law Enforcement; Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security; and Living Marine Resources. Each year Sector St. Petersburg personnel conduct, on average, more than 2600 rescue cases, assisting more than 7000 people and preserving property valued at 39 million dollars.

 

The integrated Coast Guard team that carries out the sector’s operational missions is comprised of over 825 Active Duty and Reserve Military Members, 27 Civilian, and 1800 Auxiliary personnel.

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ARRIVAL

The nearest major airport is Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV / KGNV). This airport has domestic flights from Gainesville, Florida and is 61 miles from the center of Yankeetown, FL.

 

Another major airport is Tampa International Airport (TPA / KTPA), which has international and domestic flights from Tampa, Florida and is 88 miles from Yankeetown, FL.

 

St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE / KPIE) has domestic flights from Saint Petersburg, Florida and is 99 miles from Yankeetown, FL.

Resources

TRICARE Information and News

 

For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

 

Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.

 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.

FOR THE CHILDREN
 

Students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to attend kindergarten. Students must be 6 years old on or before Sept. 1 and have completed kindergarten to attend grade 1.

 

In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.

 

Levy County School District
Yankeetown School

 

If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.

 
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER

Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.

 

​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.

 

Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!

When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

 

Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

 

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

 

Florida Department of Health Citrus (352) 527-0068
The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

 

Florida Department of Children and Families (866) 762-2237

 

Levy County Animal Shelter & Humane Society (352) 486-5705
Levy County Animal Services and the Humane Society of Levy County, Inc. are working together as Partners in Disaster Preparedness. The Levy County Animal Services Shelter at 12055 NE 69th Lane (Levy County Landfill Compound) will open when the Emergency Management Office opens shelters in a disaster. The animal shelter has room for only about 250 pets. You must take along with your pet a current certificate of vaccination for rabies, food, water, dishes, mechanical can opener, kennel, leash, bed, blanket, toy, medication, liter and liter pan.

 

Florida Highway Safety (352) 512-6630

 

Base Operator (352) 447-6900

Housing

Currently, on-base housing is not offered at Station Yankeetown.

Yankeetown – Levy County, FL

Yankeetown is a town in Florida with a population of 568. Yankeetown is in Levy County. Living in Yankeetown offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Yankeetown there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Yankeetown and residents tend to be conservative.

Gainesville – Alachua County, FL

Gainesville is a city in Florida with a population of 129,394. Gainesville is in Alachua County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Gainesville offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Gainesville there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Gainesville and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Gainesville are highly rated.

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Community

In Yankeetown, the summers are long, hot, oppressive, and mostly cloudy; the winters are short, cool, and partly cloudy; and it is wet year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 45°F to 90°F and is rarely below 31°F or above 95°F.

 

The hot season lasts for 4.6 months, from May 9 to September 28, with an average daily high temperature above 86°F. The hottest day of the year is July 17, with an average high of 90°F and low of 72°F. The cool season lasts for 2.7 months, from December 4 to February 24, with an average daily high temperature below 72°F. The coldest day of the year is January 14, with an average low of 45°F and high of 68°F.

 

The wetter season lasts 3.6 months, from June 2 to September 21, with a greater than 44% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 71% on August 12. The drier season lasts 8.4 months, from September 21 to June 2. The smallest chance of a wet day is 16% on November 22.

Residents in Yankeetown, FL enjoy a cost of living index of 99. This index is 1% lower than the Florida average, and 1% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Yankeetown, FL, the average cost of goods and services is 4% higher than it is in Florida, and it is 3% higher than the national average.

The Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve is a 413 acre preserve situated in Yankeetown on the salt marshes of the Gulf of Mexico. This facility has over 5 miles of walking trails , kayak launch, a 30 foot observation tower and home of the Ellie Schiller Education Center. Programs are held at the Preserve from November to April . This unique park will give you a feel for our native Florida Environment with much plant and animal wildlife. Take an early morning birding walk and discover the many species that exist on the preserve or get that morning exercise on the trails and enjoy the views.

 

Crossing Central Florida from the Gulf of Mexico to the St. Johns River is the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway which occupies much of the land formerly known as the Cross Florida Ship and later Barge Canal projects. A series of historic events transformed this corridor from one of the nation’s largest uncompleted public works project to a world class green way.

 

The Felburn Park Trailhead and Withlacoochee Bay Trail are managed as a unit of the 90,000 acre Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway. Felburn Park, formerly a lime rock mine is approximately 140-acres. Remnants of the mining activity include the 40-acre Phil’s Lake that was formed when the lime rock mining hit the freshwater aquifer thus filling the lake.

 

The Greater Withlacoochee Area offers fresh or saltwater fishing on your own or with one of our Chamber Member Guides. Marinas, bait and tackle shops, fishing licenses, campgrounds, motels, boat ramps and boat rentals are also available through our Chamber members. Launching from the river will give you a wonderful look at the Withlacoochee River, one of Florida’s Outstanding Waterways. Tarpon, Red Fish, Trout, Scallops, Cobia, Mackerel, Shark, Grouper and more can be found in and around the mouth of the river and of course, in the Gulf of Mexico. Both the Withlacoochee River and Lake Rousseau offer a variety of freshwater fish- Largermouth Lunker Bass, Brim, Catfish, and Crappie.

 

There is no shortage of wildlife and game in Greater Withlacoochee area for your viewing pleasure. Gators, otters, dolphin, wild boar, manatee and an abundance of Osprey, Spoonbills, Herons, Bald Eagles, Cranes and more can be found in and around the Withlacoochee River and the Gulf of Mexico in Yankeetown and Inglis.

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