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DEVIL'S MILLHOPPER GEOLOGICAL STATE PARK
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.
PLANT AND ANIMAL LIFE
As 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 .
Millhopper Geological State Park is located two miles northwest of
Gainesville, off S.R. 232.
For more information, contact:
Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park
4732 Millhopper Road
Gainesville, FL 32653
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