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Devil's Millhopper
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Min Dawg
N 29° 42.396 W 082° 23.669
17R E 365104 N 3287088
Quick Description: This sinkhole is located in Florida's only geological state park.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 5/18/2007 12:40:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM1JA9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Udink
Views: 188

Long Description:
In the midst of north Florida's sandy terrain and pine forests, a bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep leads down to a miniature rain forest. Small streams trickle down the steep slopes of the limestone sinkhole, disappearing through crevices in the ground, and lush vegetation thrives in the shade of the walls even in dry summers. A significant geological formation, Devil's Millhopper is a National Natural Landmark that has been visited by the curious since the early 1880s. Researchers have learned a great deal about Florida's natural history by studying fossil shark teeth, marine shells, and the fossilized remains of extinct land animals found in the sink. Visitors can enjoy picnicking and learn more about this sinkhole through interpretive displays. The park is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Located two miles northwest of Gainesville, off State Road 232. (The above text was copied from the Florida State Parks website.) For more information on this park, visit this link:http://www.floridastateparks.org/devilsmillhopper/default.cfm
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