3345 Caverns Rd, Marianna, FL 32446 - Search Nearby - Added by Kristian Champagne

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.

Florida Caverns State Park is a state park of Florida in the United States, part of the Florida State Parks system. It is located in the Florida Panhandle near Marianna. It is the only Florida state park with air-filled caves accessible to the public. The limestone caves in the park have stalagmites, stalactites and flowstones formed by the erosion of bedrock. This geology hosts an ecosystem with plants and animals that are adapted to the limestone substrates. The caves and waterways have blind crayfish, bats, salamanders, and other species. Native Americans inhabited the area, and it is a site of archaeological interest. 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.

Other formations are above ground, including rivers and springs. 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 enthusiast. Guided cave tours are offered Thursday through Monday except Thanksgiving and Christmas (no guided cave tours are offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays). 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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