Florida Caverns State Park, Marianna Florida
Florida has more than its fair share of natural wonders, but one of the most interesting has to be Florida Caverns State Park. See colorful stalagmites, stalactites and other formations on the cave tour. Hiking, biking, equestrian camping and kayaking on the Chipola River can be done right at the park, plus there is a 9-hole golf course located at the entrance- the golf course is currently closed. This 1,319-acre park has 35 campsites with electric and water hookups available for RV and tent camping. Three sites are RV/trailer only and three sites are tent-only. There are stables for visitors who bring their horses by three of the RV/tent sites.
Florida Caverns extends visitors a rarity in the state, a chance to explore stunning caves. In moving between the large underground rooms, one can observe the many chisel marks made by 1930s-era Civilian Conservation Corps workers. These hard-working men enlarged the cave passageways by hand so visitors could stand upright during the guided tours. They also built the park’s spacious visitor’s center and a unique nine-hole golf course set in beautiful rolling terrain.
Located next to the Chipola River and Blue Hole Spring, after emerging from the limestone caverns, a park visitor can take in boating, fishing or a hike. These attractions and more await visitors at Florida Caverns State Park.