Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park is one of my favorite state parks in Florida and it’s truly a pleasure to get to manage it. If you like geology, nature, interesting history and folklore then this is a park you will love. The park's unique landscape and topography make it home to plant and animal species not common to Florida. The cool stories of the past and mystery surrounding the...
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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.