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Florida Caverns State Park

This is one of the few state parks with dry (air-filled) caves and is the only state park in Florida to offer cave tours to the public. Important cave fauna in the park include colonies of 2 bat species (1 endangered), as well as blind cave salamanders and crayfish in a water-filled cave.

Image of Sign up for a guided tour! The Florida Cavern has dazzling formations of limestone stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, flowstones and draperies.Sign up for a guided tour! The Florida Cavern has dazzling formations of limestone stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, flowstones and draperies.

Blue Hole Spring, a second-magnitude, 2-vent spring, is developed as a swimming area, while a boat ramp on the Chipola River is available for fishing, canoeing, and boating. The old-growth hardwood forest in the park, has short hiking trails along the prominent limestone outcroppings at the edge of the floodplain. Florida Caverns is popular for camping, picnicking, and horseback riding, and has an equestrian camping area with stables. The park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930s as one of the first Florida state parks and features a stone masonry visitor center set in beautiful terrain. Check the park website for cave tour information (days and hours). The park is located 3 miles north of Marianna on State Road 166.

Florida Caverns State Park has the most extensive collection of protected dry caves in Florida, and the largest one has ranger-led cave tours. Blue Hole, a second-magnitude spring, is a popular swimming area.

At a Glance:

Activities: Cave tours, swimming, kayaking/canoeing, boat ramp, fishing, hiking, equestrian trails, wildlife viewing, picnic area, playground, camping, youth camping, equestrian camping

Entrance Fee: Yes

Scuba Diving: No

Onsite Camping: Yes

Dogs Allowed: Yes–see state park website for rules

Type of Park: Florida state park

Address and Contact Information:

Florida Caverns State Park
3345 Caverns Road
Marianna, FL 32446

Phone: (850) 482–9598

Get More Information:

http://floridastateparks.org/floridacaverns/

 
 
 
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