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Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

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This state park, though small, is one of natures wonders.

The park has many natural wonders created by God. It gives you a good overview of how nature works... read more

Reviewed January 10, 2018
Gainesville, Florida
Part of a day trip

Looking for a good couple of hours to hike and see a local, central Florida attraction. Entrance... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2017
Roy R
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4732 Millhopper Road, Gainesville, FL 32653
+1 352-955-2008
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Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

Just plan beautiful. I went there as a kid before the wooden stairs but much easier to now get up and down with them. Recommend to anyone wanted to just get out in nature!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Suzanne W
Reviewed January 10, 2018

The park has many natural wonders created by God. It gives you a good overview of how nature works. Time has changed little, yet time has created a place to contemplate how the forces of nature can change the world. It also gives thought of...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank jameswschwartz
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

Nice place to spend time with friends we decided to have a picnic as well! Well taken care of, can definitely get your steps in!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Indre M
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

If you're tired of normal parks, go here. It's part of the Weird Florida tour. On hot summer days it's the coolest thing you can do outside.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank manfrumu
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Looking for a good couple of hours to hike and see a local, central Florida attraction. Entrance fee is only $4 per car. Lot of walking trails and a museum. A great family or nature excursion.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Roy R
Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

Not what I was expecting. Still neat to see, I suppose. Will say the mosquitoes were worrisome once you start walking down the stairs. They were biting THROUGH my clothes. If they weren't so bad, I might have been able to enjoy the view a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Wanderlust_Traveler9
Reviewed December 11, 2017

Unfortunately, Irma made a mess of the stairs that go down to the sinkhole and we weren't able to see much, just walk a short trail around it at the top. Good news is that volunteers were helping to clean up and hopefully the stairs...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Luvsviolet
Reviewed December 5, 2017

This is an interesting geological feature-a giant sinkhole which has developed it's own environment. A hiking trail surrounds the sinkhole and stairs take you into it to see the unique flora. Unfortunately Hurricane Irma damaged the stairway so you cannot go down. A small fee...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank bverbos
Reviewed November 16, 2017

One of the few sites in Florida that involves stairs and a descent. It is well laid out but you have to go down into the ravine. Once there, it is kind of a strange pond that both beautiful and creepy.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank LIer-Native
Reviewed November 13, 2017

We went as a quick stop. It was a neat park and a good short walking trail. Unfortunately, hurricane Irma has damaged the boardwalk that goes into the sinkhole. Do not that deter you from visiting for a nice pretty walk.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Vic P
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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.
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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. ..