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Florida Caverns State Park, Marianna

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Geologic Formation Cave
In addition to featuring many outdoor activities, Florida Caverns State Park is the only park in the state where you can tour a cave system. Rock formations inside the limestone caverns include elaborate stalagmites, stalactites, flowstones, and draperies. The park organizes guided tours of the caves during which you can learn about their history and gain additional appreciation for these geological wonders. Additionally, the Chipola River that runs through the park offers opportunities for fishing, boating, canoeing, and kayaking. The park has a network of hiking and equestrian trails, a concession and a playground area, and a nine-hole golf course. Both full-facility and youth campsites can be booked in advance. Cave tours are very popular; it's a good idea to reserve your ticket. Using our online itinerary creator, Marianna attractions like Florida Caverns State Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Marianna is in a rural area. My husband's grandfather said he used to hang out there when he was a boy, before it became an official state park. There are many cave openings on the property that he us...  more »
  • We arrived late in the afternoon and there was only 4 people in our tour. This allowed for an almost personal tour. The tour guide was very informative and entertaining. The caverns are amazing.  more »
  • The Caverns offers underground cave tours some days (call ahead for tour days/times). The caves are about 70 degrees year round so it's a cool break on a hot Florida day. There's camping, canoeing/boa...  more »
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  • I've been to five caverns including Carlsbad and found Florida Caverns to be excellent. The tour takes a little over 45 minutes. Despite not being a large cavern, these caves are packed with beautiful formations. It is not one of those caves where you walk for awhile in between seeing something noteworthy, the formations begin immediately and do not let off. The tour route is fairly easy to negotiate with just a few tight squeezes and those are not too tight. Our tour guide, Brooke, was knowledgeable and entertaining. The history of the cave was interesting, with CCC work crews preparing it for the public.
  • An absolutely stunning park, Florida State Caverns has miles of trails alongside large limestone formations, through native Florida foliage, and nearby wetlands with towering cypress trees. I had an incredible time wandering along these low intensity trails while waiting to take a guided tour through the caverns. The tour was very enjoyable and informative with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites to ogle at as well as small, pristine pools.
  • Large camp sites with green area between sites. We had water electric and sewer on site 6. We paid $11 with senior discount. The park is situated in heavy forest. It is very well maintained and quite beautiful. The cavern your runs from Thursday to Monday so plan accordingly.
  • Loved it. Bath rooms are old but clean. Lots of small green frogs inside of bathroom area so be prepared. You can't drive you car right up to the tent lot so you will have to carry your stuff up a hill and if you use a power inverter from your car to inflate beds or anything else you will need almost 200ft electrical cord to reach your lot. Staff is very kind and helpful.
  • The cave tour is pretty cool. You get to see several different areas in the caves and learn a lot of information about them. They do fill up quickly though so make sure to get there early. We walked the bluff trail back to the car instead of going back along the main entrance and it was a nice trail back to the car. Much more scenic and not too long and was pretty easy!