Soar into the historic heart of Florida’s lumber production when you fly to a jet charter airport in Cross City, Florida. Natural North Florida was one of the largest producers in the United States and exported its product across the country and into Europe. Known for the region’s live oak trees with their unique bends and character, the region’s lumber was a favorite for 19th-century shipbuilders.
Home to the Putnam Lumber Company, which later built a company town named Shamrock, Cross City served as a major port for northern Florida lumber. Today, the Putnam Lodge, built in 1927 to house and feed lumber buyers, continues to provide lodging to anyone passing through Cross City.
Situated in Dixie County, Cross City is built on the highway connecting Pensacola and Tampa, making it the perfect stopping point between the two major centers or the perfect destination to see all Florida has to offer. Sitting only 19 miles inland from the Florida Gulf Coast, Cross City provides unparalleled access to the vast coastline and adjacent 53,000-acre Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge.
Spend your morning exploring the refuge before stopping by Horseshoe Beach or Shired Island to make the most of ocean life in Florida. And, with the Suwannee River, Fanning Springs State Park and Manatee Springs State Park all only a short drive away, you’re sure to be entertained no matter how long you’re in Cross City.
When you fly by private jet to Cross City, Florida, you’ll arrive at the Cross City Airport.