Devil's Den Sinkhole - Williston, FL
N 29° 24.452 W 082° 28.571
17R E 356779 N 3254044
Quick Description: A sinkhole is located on top of Devil's Den in Williston, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/31/2008 7:59:50 PM
Waymark Code: WM32TW
The fern-draped sinkhole at Devil's Den provides a dramatic view into this dive site from the topside. Devil's Den, dubbed as "Florida's Pre-Historic Spring," is located just north of Williston, Florida, off U.S. Route 27.
Devil's Den provides the following information on its website (visit link)
"Visit one of North America's most prehistoric places, Devil's Den -- an underground spring inside a dry cave in central Florida. The remains of many extinct animals from the Pleistocene Age (2 million - 10,000 years ago) were discovered at Devil's Den, including the bones of early man, dating back to 75,000 B.C."
"The pleasant year-around temperature of 72 degrees in the Den allows comfortable diving, winter or summer. On cold winter mornings you can see steam, like smoke, rising from the cave's chimney. Hence, the early settlers called the place Devil's Den."
"You'll find open water and cavern diving at its best & will be fascinated by the rock formations with stalactites and 33 million year old fossil beds, truly a natural wonder."