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Devils Millhopper Geological State Park

Gainesville, Florida

Contact Information

12720 NW 109 Ln.
Alachua, 32615
(386) 462-7905

Driving Directions
Take I-75 to C.R. 222 (Milepost Exit 390 - Old Exit 77) and drive east 7.8 miles. At 43rd Street, turn left. At the next traffic light, turn left onto Millhopper Road. Park entrance is located approximately 1,000 feet on the right.

Hours of Operation
The park is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 365 days a year.

This huge sinkhole was formed when an underground cavern roof collapsed, creating a bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep. Small streams tumble down the steep slopes of the sink, disappearing through crevices at the bottom. The lush growth of plants and many of the animals of the park are similar to those of the Appalachian Mountains region. The sinkhole may be explored from the boardwalks and stairways or from the 4-foot wide nature trail that follows the rim.

Park Activities

Guided Tours
Guided walks with a Park Ranger are available every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Special guided walks for groups are available by reservations. Call (386) 462-7905 for more information.

Nature Trails
A one-half mile nature trail meanders along the top of the sinkhole, and a boardwalk system descends to the bottom of the Devil's Millhopper.

Visitor Center
The visitor center offers exhibits and an audio-visual program.