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Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

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Good half a day visit

Surprised the location is so close to town. The boardwalk, recently restored is great. Easy path... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2019
Apollo Beach, Florida
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Very Cool Geologic Formation

Our daughter convinced us to visit this ancient sink hole that has turned into a very unique... read more

Reviewed May 19, 2019
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4732 Millhopper Road, Gainesville, FL 32653
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Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

The park was not much of a great visit, perhaps if they will open other trails.....few attractions, it could be connected to San Felasco train right behind

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

I really enjoyed the scenery especially the stair boardwalk and sinkhole. Small park within the city limits of Gainesville quite interesting once inside you will find it quite enjoyable.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank William B
Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

The hub and I visited this State park. It is truly beautiful and amazing. This park has an "honor" system in which you pay $4 and place the pymt amount in an envelope. The trails are straightforward and walking down the stairs to the sinkhole...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank MendyG_12
Reviewed June 27, 2019 via mobile

The stairs are repaired to allow a close view of the sinkhole. There are 122 steps total. The bridge hasn’t been repaired yet but there is still a nice short hike to enjoy. It’s very shady and a lovely park.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank steph l
Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

Surprised the location is so close to town. The boardwalk, recently restored is great. Easy path to the bottom of the sinkhole. Vegetation is impressive.

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank AlexF939
Reviewed June 20, 2019

A wonderful view inside old Florida. This sinkhole has been attracting visitors for over 100 years now, and while I'm sure it's changed during that time - it's still a great view into the past. The trail is nice too with most of the trees...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Jakobi1974
Reviewed June 18, 2019

This is a very interesting spot to see. The pool at the bottom is connected to an underwater cave system. There are a lot of stairs to go down to the bottom and then climb back up so be prepared for that.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Jeff P
Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

The new multi-tiered staircase allows for many vantage points to view and take pictures of the sinkhole and surrounding foliage. There is a small visitors center(not rally much to look at). Restrooms available.

Date of experience: June 2019
4  Thank Andrew J
Reviewed May 19, 2019

Our daughter convinced us to visit this ancient sink hole that has turned into a very unique ecosystem over the millennia. It is a bit of a hike & climb for those who are sedentary, but we thoroughly enjoyed our day communing with nature.

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank travelwinefoodie
Reviewed April 8, 2019

A little disappointed. The paths were under construction during our visit and we couldn't get to the bottom and we didn't really have any views. Maybe next time we are in the area we will try it again. Peaceful and quiet and nice walk, just...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Kathi A
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June 18, 2019|
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Response from Greg D | Reviewed this property |
Very short walk around the top of the sink. Call to see if stairs have been completely repaired to go down into the sink. Visitor Center has a short video as well. You could complete every thing in 2 hours.
Kelly D
June 14, 2018|
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Response from jameswschwartz | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but not sure. The park service has been repairing them but delayed due to all if the heavy rains we have had this year.
January 11, 2018|
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Response from kcurry57 | Reviewed this property |
Still closed, errosion issues. Could be awhile. ..