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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

Spring is upon us and with it the renewed desire to be outside. If you are looking for a safe place to take the family that has a multitude of things to do then come to the Florida Caverns State Park and make a day of it. Choose anything from fishing, canoeing, biking, and swimming to our famous cavern tour.

Florida Caverns is certainly known for its highly decorated tour cave, but did you know it has approximately 7 miles of multi-use trails that wind through hardwood forests and a flood plain? If hiking isn’t to your liking perhaps a canoe trip up river can entice you. Bring your own or rent one of ours and travel up the Chipola River to see some beautiful springs. Please remember when planning a trip in the outdoors, to wear appropriate clothing and don’t forget to bring your insect repellent.

For those of you who simply like to eat and watch others play, we have shelters that can allow that very thing. All shelters have grills for use and Hickory Pavilion has a playground and a large grassy area for soccer, Frisbee, or football.   

 

***COMING EVENTS***

 

Bird Walks

 

Park volunteers Elliott and Lesley Smith and CSO members Mark and Linda Hebb will lead bird walks throughout the month of April. The schedule for these walks are:
  
  April 19th   9:00 AM CST - Elliott and Lesley Smith

These walks will begin at the Blue Hole swimming area and last about an hour. Bring binoculars and comfortable footwear.

 

 

Earth Day- April 26th

 

The Forest is bursting with wild life and spring flowers and the park bursting with exhibits. Turtle snakes, owls, hawks, and horses, from animals you visit to plants for your garden this event has something for the whole family.Join us from at Florida Caverns State Park for our Earth Day Celebration Saturday April 26thfrom 9:00am to 3:00pm.

 

 Muscogee-Creek Rendezvous-May 17th10:00am to 4:00pm

 

This unique Native American heritage will be displayed throughout the day.Stomp Dancing, Children’s games, historical demonstrations, and creation of native jewelry and craft items are just a few of the many activities available during this event.

 

 

***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 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.

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