Manager's Message

Jacob Strickland, Park Manager

Jacob Strickland, Park Manager

Florida Caverns State Park opened a limited portion of the park on July 1, 2019, nine months after the devastating effects of Hurricane Michael. The ranger station, visitor center, museum, cave tours, Hickory picnic pavilion and playground are currently open.  

I am excited to announce the electricity has been restored to the cave, one year after Hurricane Michael.  We are now able to offer guided cave tours with a new state-of-the-art LED lighting system. The lighting system will help with energy efficiency, while protecting the light sensitive ecosystems of the cavern. Visitors are now able to see the cave formations clearly without the use of a flashlight. Tour guides will take you on a journey through time to see formations that have grown slowly over thousands of years and experience the wonder of the limestone cave system. 

Guided tours of the cave are offered year-round except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Tours leave from the visitor center, beginning at 9 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST) daily. To ensure the safety of our guests, tour sizes are limited to 25 visitors per tour.  

Cave Tours are offered on a first-come first-serve basis. Parking is limited. Arrive early cave tickets may sell out in advance. For more information about group tour reservations of 20 or more visitors, please contact the Florida Caverns Gift Shop Monday through Friday at 850-526-2650.

Tour Fees

  • Ages 0-2: No fee
  • Ages 3-12: $5 per person
  • Ages 13 and up $10.75 per person

The park has undergone a tremendous transformation from the effects of Hurricane Michael. Wildlife can be seen on the move throughout the park. Sherman’s fox squirrels, multiple flocks of turkeys and Florida white tailed deer are out in abundance. We are excited to welcome visitors back. 

For your safety, please heed all park closure signs as we continue cleaning the remaining hurricane debris in those areas. Driving patterns may be altered to accommodate ongoing hurricane recovery efforts throughout the park. Please drive with extreme caution.