Explored the caves and kayaked spring fed creeks
Really enjoyed getting into this Florida gem and enjoying surrounds. Great place for a stopover in this area of Florida. Even a little rain didn't stop the fun.
This State Park is very unique and if you're in the area it definitely merits a stop. Especially if you've never need in a cave before. I really think you're find this park is worth the visit.
You get a nice guided tour through the caverns and it's not too strenuous. There are also a few nice hikes through the surrounding woodlands where you can get to see a good bit of the Florida environment.
The campgrounds are nicely separated out between tent and RV (which i feel like you hardly see anymore). The tent only sites aren't huge, but you really are nestled into you own little area with some good amount of underbrush separating out the sites, but they are setup so that you can walk between the sites for some reason. I assume it's in case you have friends and book up several sites….but if you don't know your neighbor…
You of course get your standard table and fire pit and the facilities are well maintained and were clean.
We were placed on the equestrian site with zero privacy. Never saw the other primitive sites, I guess they were full. Bathrooms were clean and the property was well maintain and far from the highway. Cavern tour was great but we loved the paddle through Blue Lagoon. Bring your kayak or rent one there, it's definitely worth it!
This is the place to stop to see some amazing karst topography. I have been in a few caves in OH, PA, and WV but this one really is great. The tour guides knew their history and geology and they kept it light and fun. Loved it!
We stopped here on our way back home and arrived just before they close the gate. We got a site by chance and it was a great park. Very neat and had hookups which are always a plus. The next morning we did a quick tour of the caves with a cool old guy who had been there forever as a volunteer. would like to go back for a longer visit and see what else is around to do.
The caves are awesome! It's affordable and they offer guided tours. If you are into spelunking it's a gem. Stalactite and stalagmite formations are very neat! It's a fabulous place to take kids to learn about a new environment.
Enjoy the blue springs in the summer heat or the cavern tour.