Florida Caverns State Park 3345 Caverns Road Marianna, Florida 32446 (850) 482-9598 floridastateparks.org
Caverns State Park
The Caverns State Park is the finest park in the area and offers many activities including camping, swimming, canoeing, hiking, biking, showers/restrooms, and much more. The park was created in the 30s during the Great depression. It is the only dry cave tour in the state. The tour takes about 40 minutes and the natural formations in the cave are spectacular.
The park includes a museum and gift shop with many interesting exhibits that give information about the caves and animal and plant life in the park. Another interesting site is where the Chipola River is swallowed up by a sink hole and the reemerges about 200 yards downstream. The park also features a swimming area created by a large natural spring called "Blue Hole". For visitors to the area it is a must see.