Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

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Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

Florida

(352) 955-2008

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Overview

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.

The park is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

Map of Devils Millhopper Geological (FL)

Latitude, Longitude: 29.703547, -82.393907

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Activities

  • Hiking

    A one-half mile nature trail meanders along the top of the sinkhole, and a boardwalk system descends to the bottom of the Devil's Millhopper. Dogs on a hand-held 6-foot leash are welcome. This hiking trailhead is located at 11101 Millhopper Road, Gainesville, FL.

  • Picnicking

    This is a popular spot for a quick escape from town for a picnic. Dogs on a hand-held 6-foot leash are welcome.

Directions

Driving

Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park is located two miles northwest of Gainesville, on N.W. 53rd Avenue (State Road 232).

Take I-75 exit 390 to C.R. 222. Go east 3.8 miles, turn left at 43rd Street. At the next traffic light, turn left onto Millhopper Road. Park entrance is located approximately 1,000 feet on the right.

Phone Numbers

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(352) 955-2008

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