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Devils Millhopper State Park

4732 Millhopper Road, Gainesville, Florida 32653 USA

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“a 120-foot-deep natural sinkhole”

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.

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Reviewed by
Greek_nomad

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September 09, 2014
Rated 5.0

When water meets the ground and shapes the earth...either it is a God's will or Devil's. Definitely a stronger power created this majestic environment.

We took the tour to the bottom of Devil's Millhopper State Park, following the staircase leading to the core. Amazing walk, a bit tiring though! Good exercise for all of us!

Birds were all around the trees and beautiful stone landmarks were a pleasure to see.

Very cheap entrance fee.

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Reviewed by
RhondaSamplesBelcher

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  • 9 Helpful
September 08, 2014

Being from WV....this little hidden gem made me feel like home! The hot, steamy heat of Florida disappears as you descend into almost dried up sink hole. And once at the bottom, you can look up and almost imagine the hills on home! A great place to spend a few hours in the great outdoors, regardless of the summer heat.

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Reviewed by
lexi2na

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January 26, 2014

Very beautiful but kind of boring. There's about 200 steps to the bottom of the hole. Will take about 30 mins to explore. Beautiful landscape though :) not something I need to visit twice

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Reviewed by
brittany.thornhill.3

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July 28, 2017

So much fun well worth the stop !!

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Reviewed by
vnelson88

  • 11 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
July 16, 2017
Rated 3.0

We made this quick stop while visiting the area. The hike around the rim is maybe a mile and then we hiked down to the bottom. Pretty neat site to see but bring your mosquito repellent or you will be carried away. A worthy stop if you're in the area...mosquitos or not.

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Reviewed by
danielletrz

  • 18 Reviews
  • 8 Helpful
June 27, 2016
Rated 4.0

Please note! Only open Wednesday - Sunday! Came on a Monday so all I can tell ya is it looked pretty from the outside!

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Reviewed by
Cmhaggar

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  • 1 Helpful
August 22, 2015
Rated 4.0

Nice little nook - great for a quick stop when you reallly want to stretch those legs!

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brittigirl

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May 18, 2015
Rated 4.0

As a local, this is one of our favorite state parks to bring our visitors. Park is well shaded, which is very important on hot, Florida days. The view of the sinkhole is more interesting after a heavy rain, but always nice. Picnic tables near the parking lot are a perfect place for lunch.

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Devils Millhopper State Park

4732 Millhopper Road
Gainesville, Florida
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