RE: Rivers in the Big Bend of Florida
I have been to Steinhatchee we did not find a whole lot to see there, we did not go past the bridge so I can't say what might be further upstream. A friend told me he had the best steak he ever ate at a restaurant near the bridge, the restaurant with a "moat" around it I don't remember the name, it was closed when we stopped there. If you enjoy fishing there are lots of charter trips for grouper and snapper out of there.
We enjoyed Crystal River, we stayed at Pete's pier there are lots of manatee watching tours and you can anchor or dinghy around Kings Bay which is very nice. There is a West marine hardware stores laundry and restaurants nearby. We did bump bottom leaving (I owned in a 3.5' draft Camano at the time) after we cleared the last channel marker out to the gulf I turned South we backed off and went a couple of hundred yards west and had no problem.
The Twin Rivers Marina is closer to the gulf but there is not much nearby there.
We did not go into the Suwanee, I have read conflicting reports as to the depth on the way in tides can be low this time of year.
Taron Springs is one of my favorite stops, great Greek food inexpensive city docks call ahead for a slip.
Have a great trip
Monk 36, Gumbo