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Florida Caverns State Park Blue Hole (photo courtesy of Florida State Parks)
Florida Caverns State Park Blue Hole (photo courtesy of Florida State Parks)

Above ground and below, Florida Caverns State Park is gorgeous

Above ground and below, Florida Caverns State Park is gorgeous
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 3.5 stars
$17 to $23
  • 70%


Summary:

Florida Caverns State Park is gorgeous! The sites are limited to only 32 RVs in the hook-up campground and they are very spacious.

But do not, i repeat, DO NOT attempt to get set up after dark! It was pitch dark and although the site was huge, we couldn’t see a thing and it was a miracle we got in at all.

This state park is the only one in Florida where you can go underground and see the caverns. They are incredible and well worth the admission fee. The cost for the caverns was reasonable at $8 for adults and $5 for kids; however reservations are highly recommended.

The park had miles of nature trails and areas for the kids to safely run free! There was a swimming hole in the park as well but it looked like a better fishing spot than swimming hole.

Jen - Florida Caverns 3

Florida Caverns Wedding Room (photo courtesy of Florida State Parks)
Florida Caverns Wedding Room (photo courtesy of Florida State Parks)

 

Pros

    Giant wooded sites

  • 30/50amp hook up with water campsites
  • Quiet, dark, and peaceful. It’s a real retreat away from the hustle and bustle.
  • Free water fill and dump Station available
  • Fire pits and clothesline at each site
  • Equestrian trails and equine campsites available in a different section of the park
  • Close access to the Caverns (get there early, tickets are first come, first served and often run out). Call 850-482-9598 for more information
  • There are 6 picnicking areas in the park, many of which have shelters that can be rented for larger groups/rallies.
  • Participate in Operation Recreation GeoTour and start geocaching today. Geocaches can be found in many of the Florida state parks https://www.geocaching.com/play/geotours/operation-recreation
  • Canoe and Kayak rentals are available at the park entrance and the Visitor Center
  • Visitor Center at the Caverns has great information about how the Caverns were formed and has free hiking trails starting right from this location
  • Boat ramp is located right in the park as well.
  • Fishing is allowed at the boat ramp area on Blue Hole drive. Be sure to follow the limits and rules. More information on Florida fishing at http://www.myfwc.com/fishing/
  • No park entrance fee if you are camping
  • Two washers and dryers available ($2 wash/ $2 dry). Rare to find at a state park
  • Many color coded multi use trails. Trailheads are easy to get to from campground

Cons

  • 40-foot limit for RV sites, although the sites were plenty big and many could have accommodated a bigger rig
  • Mosquitoes were plentiful but that comes with most wooded campgrounds, so bring your bug spray!
  • Depending on your carrier, cell phone and Internet signal may be weak.
  • Summer temperatures can be very hot

About Jen Holt

Jen Holt and her husband Drew are parents to two young kids and travel the country in their fifth wheel nicknamed Big Moosey. The Holts have a passion for the outdoors and love visiting National Parks. You can follow more about the Holts adventures at www.free2breathe.com

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