Florida Caverns


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This is one of the few state parks with dry (air filled) caves and is the only Florida state park to offer cave tours to the public. The cave has dazzling formations of limestone stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, flowstones, and draperies. Florida Caverns is also popular for camping, swimming, fishing, picnicking, canoeing, boating, hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding (The park does not rent horses). Stables are available for equestrian campers. Cave tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and are considered to be moderately strenuous. An audiovisual program, touring the cave and other natural areas of the park, is available in the visitor center. Located three miles north of Marianna on State Road 166.
Contact: State Government (floridastateparks.org)
Posted by: Mongoose on July 29, 2009
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    Campground Activities

    Cave Exploration & Guided Tours, Biking (multi-use), Swimming, Canoeing & Kayaking, Fishing, Boating, Nature Trails, Equetrian Trails

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    http://www.reserveamerica.com/Camping/FLORIDA CAVERNS SP/r/campgroundDetails.do?subTabIndex=campDetail&contractCode=FL&parkId=281025

    Camping Fees

    $20 per/night

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    Q: Are you located in Marianna, Fl right off of Hwy 10? How much further to Destin, Fl is it? -Guest

    A: Yes, Marianna, FL, close to Hwy 10. It's about 1 hour and 45 minutes from Destin, FL.

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    Reviews of Florida Caverns

    Reviewed by KatNipp on December 29, 2014

    (2 out of 4 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    (Note to Mongoose - Carlsbad Caverns is in NM not CO.)

    I enjoyed the cave tour here, but did not camp here. The cave was nice, not too strenuous, staff were friendly, tour guide was informative. BUT, having toured several caves in Texas, Mammoth Cave in KY, and Carlsbad Caverns in NM ... I was underwhelmed. If you've done a lot of cave tours, this one is fine but it is not a stand-out.
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    Response by gigi9863 on April 2, 2016

    (2 out of 3 members found this response useful.)
    I have also toured the caverns but not camped here, with a tour that is informative but nothing special. The campgrounds look nice and would love to camp one day! On another note, I'm kind of wondering if *Mongoose has actually stayed at any of these places since it looks like they have "reviewed" every campground on here... I'm not taking the reviews very serious as old as they are...
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    Reviewed by Mongoose on July 29, 2009

    (11 out of 15 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    This place rocks! Just as good as being at Carlsbad Caverns in CO. The campground was nice, the rangers very helpful and friendly, and the facilities were top notch. Every thing was great here, but the caverns tops it all off. If you are by this way, stop by. Highly recommend this campground for nature lovers.
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    Florida Caverns 3.67 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.

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