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Florida Caverns


Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Who knew that Florida has caverns??? This is the entrance to the Florida Cavern State Park in Marianna, Fl.

One of the formations inside the cave.

Bill, Vicky & Sonny inside the cave

Another look inside the cave

Narrow pathway we had to navigate thru in the cave

The original outside entrance which is now closed to the public. It has a fence
around it to keep people from attempting to enter thru it. We could only get to
it by walking about 1 1/2 miles in a swampy area from the cave. Only Vicky
& I braved the walk-the "skeeters" were buzzing but it was an awesome walk
thru some eerie but beautiful natural scenery.

A view thru the trees on the path we followed-see the water over the bluff in the
background.

This plaque tells about the area.

Another view from the path down to the swamp below the bluff

This statue is depicting one of the workers who spent a number of year making
the cave so it would be accessible to the public. This was discovered back in the
40's and they brought in workers under the WPA program. I believe the guide said
they were given room and board and paid $5 a week and they were expected to send
most of that home to support their families.

If you ever get a chance to visit the Florida Caverns, it is well worth the stop. It is fairly
inexpensive too. I think it was a $6 entrance fee per vehicle to the park and then $8 for a ticket to tour the cave. The tour takes approximately 90 min.
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KARABEANLVRLNDA 6/13/2014 3:14PM

    Enjoyed the tour...probably will never make it there! So emoticon

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JANIEWWJD 6/13/2014 12:31AM

    I loved the pictures. It looks like you had a great time. emoticon

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MSLZZY 6/12/2014 11:21PM

    Great pictures! Looks like a wonderful place to visit!

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WINDSONG~ 6/11/2014 3:42AM

    Simply gorgeous

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/10/2014 10:00PM

    Wonderful informative blog and great pictures!!! Thank you so much for sharing. I had no idea that Florida had caverns...I would love to take the tour even with the narrow paths to walk!
Continued blessings and hugs,
Helen

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SHERYLP461 6/10/2014 9:59PM

    We camped there years ago when we first got our popup. We have since had a travel trailer and now a motor home. We really liked it there even though it chose to rain almost every day. We folded our camp chairs up when we left the site since the rain was pretty steady and every time when we came back a little wren had started building a nest in the seat. The cave is beautiful, I would have loved to take a few more trails, but the rain kept us pretty much inside.

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INFLATED 6/10/2014 9:36PM

    I really like the pictures, but wouldn't be comfortable in the narrow passage since I am claustrophobic.

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SLENDERELLA61 6/10/2014 9:27PM

    How fascinating! I didn't know about these caverns. Perhaps I'll get to check them out. Thanks for the great blog and pictures.

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LUCYCAN7 6/10/2014 6:23PM

  Never to old to learn.Thanks for sharing. emoticon emoticon

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PRINCESS1959 6/10/2014 5:58PM

    Nice pics

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