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Devils Millhopper State Park

Devils Millhopper State Park is truly one of the most unique attractions to visit while in Gainesville, FL.  The sinkhole is over 120 feet deep and has an extensive bridge and step system that allows the visitor to truly experience what it is like to be in a rainforest. 

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Devlis Millhopper Sinkhole

The Devils Millhopper Sinkhole, Gainesville FL

Devils Millhopper is a National Natural Landmark that has been studied and visited by the curious and researchers for the last 200 plus years.  The sinkhole has been home to many treasures for geologist. 

Fossils and Extinct Animals

Shark teeth fossils, fossilized remains of extinct land animals and marine shells have been discovered in the Devils Millhopper sinkhole.

As you travel down the steps into the 120-foot deep hole, you will hear and see small streams trickling down the slopes of limestone and lush vegetation in the walls of the sinkhole.

Devils Millhopper Sign

Devils Millhopper is a registered national landmark

Visitors can enjoy picnicking and hiking through the state park. The studious can learn more about the sinkhole through interpretive displays in the parks welcome center.  The park is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. 

Devils Millhopper is located two miles northwest of Gainesville, off State Road 232, also called Millhopper Road in Alachua County Florida.

Comments about: Devils Millhopper State Park

I recently went to the sink hole at devils millhopper to exercise. In case people don’t know you can run the loop around the sink hole which I think is about a 1/4 mile and you can go up and down the stairs.  I think there are around 180-200 steps.  It was a great work out. Also, just down the road about 2 miles or so down millhopper road is San Felasco State Park entrance. You can run or bike in the park.

By Keith on 08-11-2008

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