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Florida Caverns State Park

 About Florida Caverns State Park

A freshwater springs awaits its guests.


Chris Hawthorne

Happy New Year

            With the promise of a brand new year many of us will make some resolution and hope to keep it all year this time. If you are one of those who will resolve to make a positive change but may need a little encouragement, then let us here at the Florida Caverns help. If you’re looking to get healthier, then why not try one of our hiking trails where the majestic scenery far surpasses what you will find at any gym. Perhaps your artistic side is begging to have solitude and fresh air to get those creative juices flowing, feel free to canoe up the Chipola River where you rarely come across another person. The park provides wonderful places to picnic or read a good book without interruption. Adventure is always available when you take a tour of the world underground. Deep below the surface is hidden a world of treasure and beauty that can not be seen anywhere else in the state. The cave formations are so numerous that a person would have trouble counting all of them in one room. The choices of activities can range from fishing and birding to grilling and camping. If time is an issue, then stop and ask a ranger what they could recommend for someone with your tastes. Make this coming year memorable by visiting a state park near you and hopefully keeping your resolutions.


                                                   *** 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.