Florida Caverns State Park
The Florida Caverns State Park located slightly west of Tallahassee is a must-see stop on your RV tour of Florida. It is one of the few state parks that has dry caves; ie., these are filled with air instead of water so they can be enjoyed without donning a wet-suite. The caverns are so impressive, it is the only state park in Florida that offers guided tours. Expect to be impressed by the cavern’s impressive display of limestone stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, flowstones and draperies as well as the rich cultural history of the park. While visiting the caverns, keep an eye out for the blind cave salamanders, crayfish and the colonies of bat species, one of which is endangered!
In addition to viewing the caverns, the park offers camping, picnicking, cycling, mountain biking, swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding and even a nine-hole golf course set in the beautiful rolling hills. The hiking along the limestone bluffs above the Chipola River is superb and it is the only trail system in Florida that goes through a cave. It is a good idea to take the tour before starting your hike, however, as the 45 minute guided tours can be moderately strenuous and frequently sell out.
The campground has 33 sites with three reserved exclusively for RVs or Trailers, 2 for horses and 3 for tent camping only. The sites can accommodate RVs up to 40′ in length. It is a good idea to book in advance to ensure that a site is available for you. Reservations can be made by calling 850-482-1228 or by visiting the FloridaStateParks.org’s Reservation Portal. Other information about the park can be found on the FloridaStateParks.org.
Dogs are allowed but check with state park for rules.