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Florida Caverns State Park

 About Florida Caverns State Park

A freshwater springs awaits its guests.

A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER

Chris Hawthorne

 

            Many people are excitedly starting their summer vacations all around the nation. Florida Caverns would like to help create lasting memories that are filled with laughter and learning. The 1,300 acre park provides ample opportunities to do that very thing. Want to teach your children about the great outdoors? Try one of our hiking trails and learn what flora and fauna are found in a hardwood forest versus a floodplain. Prefer to cover geology instead? Take a tour of the underground and walk through the Ocala Limestone strata full of fossils such as the chambered nautilus. Is history your passion? The park is full of that as well. Talk to one of the rangers and they can tell you of Native Americans using the caves to avoid Andrew Jackson’s men during the Seminole Wars. The Visitor Center, housing a museum and a gift shop, is a living testimony of the hard work and meticulous craftsmanship of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Geocaching, bird watching, fishing and even picnicking can make the day fly by in fun. The fourth of July is soon approaching and what better place to celebrate it then in a state park. Come make a memory with us today!                                              

 

                                         ***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.

 

                                              ***COMING EVENTS***

 

Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday:

     *  Nature exhibit in museum 10:00-2:00 interpreted by volunteer Diane Blakeslee

 

 

November 14th and 15th - Spirit of the Caverns

 

 

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

Please stop by and enjoy your park.

DESIGNATIONS

The Great Florida Birding Trail Logo The Florida's Springs Logo The Learning in Florida's Environment (LIFE) Logo Trail of Florida's Indian Heritage Logo

GETTING HERE

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.

GET INVOLVED

CONCESSIONAIRES

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

PET POLICY