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Subterranean Diving at Devil’s Den Prehistoric Spring

July 16, 2020 by Corey A Edwards

Devils Den Prehistoric SpringLooking for new and unique experiences during your Florida getaway? Visit Devil’s Den Prehistoric Spring and snorkel or scuba dive in the translucent blue, underground waters of a natural karst cave!

As anyone who knows Florida can tell you, there is simply no end to the fun and fantastic experiences that can be had here. The Sunshine State is a cornucopia of stunning natural attractions, vibrant wildlife, and friendly communities bursting with things to see, do, and experience.

Even amidst all this variety, however, Devil’s Den Prehistoric Spring stands out as a unique and unusual opportunity.

A Prehistoric Swimming Hole

Devil’s Den Spring is a karst window, or sinkhole, leading to a natural stone chamber filled with water from a subterranean river. Part of the cave’s ceiling collapsed millions of years ago, exposing the pool below.

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Discover Florida’s Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park!

February 27, 2017 by Corey A Edwards

Devil's Millhopper Geological State ParkDevil’s Millhopper Geological State Park is a 120 feet deep, prehistoric, limestone sinkhole containing a miniature rain forest and fossils of extinct animals.

There’s a gigantic, funnel-shaped hole in the ground just two miles northwest of Gainesville, Florida. This natural wonder measures an astonishing 500 feet across, 120 feet deep, and a circumference of almost a half-mile! This is the Devil’s Millhopper, a limestone sinkhole that has yielded fossilized shark teeth, seashells, and extinct land animals.

The Devil’s Millhopper is one of only two geological state parks in Florida. Prior to that lofty designation, it was described in a number of colorful ways. As the name suggests, there are many weird, old stories about this sinkhole. Native Americans, explorers, and settlers have all held their own, unsettling beliefs about the hole.

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