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Florida Caverns State Park

 About Florida Caverns State Park

A freshwater springs awaits its guests.


Chris Hawthorne


               Fall is here and winter is approaching fast.


With the cooler temperatures it makes it a perfect time to enjoy a campfire. Why not try a state park to enjoy a day or weekend out? With 160 parks to choose from and admissions averaging $5.00 for vehicle entry parks are easy to find and afford. Here at the Florida Caverns State Park you can choose from an array of activities outdoor, indoor, and underground. Our hiking trails take you through beautiful views of natural hardwood forests and floodplains. Want to escape the heat? Canoe and kayak rentals are available in park. Enjoy a trip up the Chipola River and take a dip in a spring averaging 72 degrees. Other options include tent and RV camping, cavern tours (average temperature underground is 65 degrees), and an opportunity to explore the Civilian Conservation Corps built Visitor Center which now houses our gift shop and museum with interactive displays. Come in soon and take advantage of what all we have to offer.


                                                   *** PLEASE NOTE ***

Cave tours are CLOSED on Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week.
Canoe rentals are available at the Ranger Station on days the cave tours are closed.

Please be aware our cave tours sometimes sell out so call our Ranger Station the day you plan to arrive, prior to departing for the park to ensure that all tours have not sold out for that day (850)482-1228.



             Florida Caverns State Park is here to serve and meet your family's needs.

                                             Please stop by and enjoy your park.


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Florida Caverns State Park is located three miles north of Marianna, off of U.S. 90 on State Road 166. From Tallahassee, take I-10 west to exit 142, turn right on Highway 71 and travel north to Highway 90. Turn left. Follow brown park signs. From Pensacola: Take I-10 east to exit 136, turn left on Highway 276, travel north to Highway 90. Turn right. Follow brown park signs.



  • Florida Caverns Gift Shop - Merchandise sales and rental of recreational equipment.