Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

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Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park


Location:2 miles northwest of Gainesville, off SR 232.
Facilities:Picnic area, visitor center, nature trails (including a boardwalk system that descends to the bottom of the Devil's Millhopper).
Activities:Picnicking, wildlife viewing, guided tours.
Special Features:Designated a National Natural Landmark, Devil's Millhopper is a significant geological formation that has been visited since the early 1880s. It is a bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep that leads down to a miniature rainforest. 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 this limestone sinkhole.
Address:4732 Millhopper Rd
Gainesville, FL 32653

Phone:352-955-2008
Web: www.floridastateparks.org/devilsmillhopper
Size: 67 acres.

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The hotel is centrally situated near all major business and commercial centers and just minutes from the Center for the Performing Arts, Harn Museum, Florida Museum of Natural History, Devil's Millhopper State Geological Site, Fred Bear Museum, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens and the Payne's Prairie State Preserve.