Hernando County Road 597 - Shoal Line Boulevard

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The lone entry for County Road 597 in Florida is the coastal route of Shoal Line Road in western Hernando County. The two-lane roadway serves the canal-centric communities of Hernando Beach and Weeki Wachee Gardens in between portions through Weeki Wachee Preserve.

County Road 597 North
Hernando County Road 597 shield posted as Shoal Line Boulevard enters Weeki Wachee Preserve north of CR 595 (Osowaw Boulevard). Photo taken 02/15/14.
With Hernando Beach now behind, County Road 597 (Shoal Line Boulevard) veers eastward across several tributaries associated with parallel Minnow Creek. Photo taken 02/15/14.
County Road 597 reenters Weeki Wachee Preserve, lining a causeway to Minnow Creek. Photo taken 02/15/14.
Linda Pedersen Park and Jenkins Creek Park abut Jenkins Creek along Shoal Line Boulevard. The facilities offer a boat ramp, fishing piers and an observation deck. Photo taken 02/15/14.
Turning more eastward, Hernando County Road 597 traverses Weeki Wachee Swamp into the community of Weeki Wachee Gardens. Photo taken 02/15/14.
Northbound drivers cross the Weekiwachee River on the Francis B. Carlisle Bridge. Photo taken 02/15/14.
East from Ramada Street in Weeki Wachee Gardens, County Road 597 faces a 90 degree turn for the final approach to Cortez Boulevard. Photo taken 02/15/14.
No signs are posted for the end of County Road 597 or County Road 550 west to Bayport and east to Weeki Wachee. Photo taken 02/15/14.
County Road 597 South
County Road 597 (Shoal Line Road) south begins from a rural intersection with CR 550 (Cortez Boulevard). Photo taken 03/26/18.
Shoal Line Road makes a 90 degree turn west at Richard Drive and the Weeki Wachee Shores subdivision. Richard Drive arcs southeast to the canal lined neighborhood of Weeki Wachee River Retreats. Photo taken 03/26/18.
Continuing west, CR 597 (Shoal Line Road) passes through the Weeki Wachee Gardens community. Photo taken 03/26/18.
CR 597 spans the Weekiwachee River at Weeki Wachee Gardens. Photo taken 03/26/18.
Shoal Line Road enters Linda Pederson Park at Jenkins Creek. Park amenities include a public fishing pier, boat ramp and recreation building. Photo taken 03/26/18.
CR 597 crosses Jenkins Creek ahead of this reassurance shield at Linda Pedersen Park. Photo taken 03/26/18.
A canal lines the west side of Shoal Line Road as CR 597 advances south through Weekiwachee Preserve. Photo taken 03/26/18.
Calienta Street ties into Shoal Line Boulevard ahead of this reassurance marker posted at Hernando Beach. Photo taken 03/26/18.
Hernando Beach comprises a number of canal lined streets and a handful of marinas along CR 597 (Shoal Line Boulevard). Photo taken 03/26/18.
South from Hernando Beach, CR 597 reenters Weekiwachee Preserve ahead of the south end of Shoal Line Boulevard at CR 595. Photo taken 03/26/18.
County Road 597 concludes a wye intersection with CR 595 (Osowaw Boulevard) west of Spring Hill. Photo taken 03/26/18.
CR 595 (Osowaw Boulevard) ventures west to Indian Bay and south to the unincorporated community of Aripeka. CR 595 loops 5.8 miles west of U.S. 19 to northern Pasco County. Photo taken 03/26/18.

Photo Credits:

02/15/14, 03/26/18 by AARoads

Connect with:
Hernando County 550 - Cortez Boulevard
County Road 595

Page Updated 04-10-2018.

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