Welcome to Devils Millhopper, unfortunately we sustained some damage when Hurricane Irma blew through the area in September and we are still working to get the Sinkhole Boardwalk opened back up. The Nature trail and visitor center are still open. This is the time of year when the leaves begin to fall and the views from the nature trail are outstanding, there are several places along the trail...
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History and Culture
Devil's Millhopper is a National Natural Landmark that has been visited by the curious since the early 1880s. Researchers have learned a great deal about Florida's natural history by studying fossil shark teeth, marine shells and the fossilized remains of extinct land animals found in the sink. The sinkhole is 120 feet deep and 500 feet across. A one-half mile nature trail follows the rim, and there is a 232-step stairway to the bottom of the sink. The state purchased this site in 1974, and the stairs were completed in 1976. Until that time, access in the area was limited.