Opened in Marianna in the 1930s by the hardworking Civilian Conservation Corps, the tour route at Florida Caverns wraps through more than a dozen rooms with their own distinct and colorful landscapes.
Both above and below ground, Florida Caverns State Park makes for an outstanding destination. Start with geological study and move on to lush spring wildflowers across rugged terrain.
This is one of the few state parks with dry (air-filled) caves and is the only state park in Florida to offer cave tours to the public. The Florida Cavern has dazzling formations of limestone stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, flowstones and draperies. The Chipola River and Blue Hole spring provide areas for fishing, canoeing and boating. Florida Caverns State Park is popular for camping, picnicking, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. The park does not rent horses, however stables are available for equestrian enthusiasts. The park also features a nine-hole, New Deal-era golf course set in beautiful rolling terrain. The entrance is adjacent to the main park entrance; contact the Florida Caverns Golf Course at (850) 526-1148. Guided cave tours are offered year round except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Guided tours of the Florida Cavern lasts 45 minutes and is considered to be moderately strenuous. An audiovisual program about touring the cave and other natural areas of the park is available in the visitor center. Camping reservations may be made by visiting ReserveAmerica.com or by calling Reserve America at (800) 326-3521, TDD (888) 433-0287.
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It features formations that are about 38 million years old. Stunning stalagmites, stalactites, rimstone pools (one is shaped like South America), and soda straws are just a few types of other-worldly creations in the caves. Another cool thing about the cavern tour on a hot summer day is that the temperature stays about 65 degrees naturally, so take a break and beat the heat.
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