Year-Round: Devil’s Millhopper

Devil’s Millhopper 4732 Millhoppper Road Gainesville, Florida 32653 (352) 955-2008 13 Miles South of Downtown Alachua The park is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, closed […]

Devil’s Millhopper

4732 Millhoppper Road
Gainesville, Florida 32653

(352) 955-2008

13 Miles South of Downtown Alachua

The park is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday.

http://www.floridastateparks.org/devilsmillhopper/

 

In the midst of north Florida’s sandy terrain and pine forests, a bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep leads down to a miniature rain forest. Small streams trickle down the steep slopes of the limestone sinkhole, disappearing through crevices in the ground. Lush vegetation thrives in the shade of the walls even in dry summers. A significant geological formation, 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. Visitors can enjoy picnicking and learn more about this sinkhole through interpretive displays.  For more information visit   http://www.floridastateparks.org/devilsmillhopper/

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