Florida Caverns State Park RV & Campground Guide

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Visiting Florida Caverns is an experience like no other! Explore stunning caves and see stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones, draperies, and other amazing geologic formations deep underground. You can also see the chisel marks from the Civilian Conservation Corps as they enlarged tunnels and passages by hand so visitors could better enjoy the area. 

Weather isn’t much concern underground, where precipitation and temperatures stay constant. However, the above ground area of the park is very warm (no surprise for Florida!). The average high temperature in July is 92°F, while it only gets down to 40°F on the cold days of January. Summer brings the rainiest months of the year at the park.

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Weather
Spring 49-88 F
Summer 71-92 F
Fall 47-89 F
Winter 40-67 F
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Nearby Cities
Marianna, FL
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Florida Caverns State Park

Camping is available at 35 sites in the park, with electric and water hookups and a dump station available. If you choose to rent an RV, consider renting with RVshare. Each rental vehicle comes with nationwide insurance coverage, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a dedicated team that will work to make sure you have the perfect RV for your travel plans and unique needs.   

There are also several nearby campgrounds where you can stay while you visit the park:

Chattahoochee RV Campground

Camp next to the serene Apalachicola River and spend a day relaxing and taking in the scenery. Or, you can try your hand fishing in the ponds or boating on the river.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes 
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: showers, laundry, fishing pier & ponds, boat ramps

Pine Lake RV Park

This 50-acre campground near Panama City Beach, state parks including Florida Caverns, and pristine beaches is a great base camp for all your Florida panhandle adventures. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: dump station, laundry, showers, fishing pond 

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What to Do at
Florida Caverns State Park

Inside Florida Caverns State Park

There are a number of things to do at Florida Caverns State Park. Some of the activities and camping have been impacted by Hurricane Michael, so be sure to check before you travel to be sure you’re able to do everything you have planned.

Bicycling: There are several miles of multi-use trails that take you through floodplains, sinkholes, rivers, and other topography. You’ll see a variety of plants and wildlife on a ride through the park.  

Boating: There is a boat ramp that accommodates small boats. Take a tour along the river, fish from your boat, or simply float and enjoy the wildlife and a day on the water. 

Paddling: You can rent canoes along the Chipola River and search for herons, egrets, alligators, beavers, and snakes as you paddle. 

Geocaching: Find coordinates and hints at geocaching.com, then search the park for hidden caches. Geocaching is the perfect activity for the whole family and gets everyone out running around searching for treasures. 

Cave tours: Guided flashlight cave tour tickets can be purchased at the gift shop and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Outside Florida Caverns State Park

There’s plenty to do outside the park as well! From learning about natural landmarks to relaxing with a tasty bite to eat, once you’ve explored the park, try one of these activities. 

Restaurants

Southern Craft Creamery

Stop in for a sweet treat at this ice cream place that uses milk from their own farm. The Sweet Cream or Salty Caramel are classics, but you can also branch out and try Candied Bacon or Bay Laurel flavors.

Type: Ice Cream

Location: Marianna, FL

San Marcos Mexican Grill

Try standards like fajitas, chile rellenos, and shrimp quesadillas, along with delicious margaritas. Top it all off with crispy sopapillas for dessert.

Type: Mexican

Location: Marianna, FL

Mashaway Grill

This family-owned fine dining restaurant serves up Mediterranean-Greek-Turkish fusion food. Order up a Fattoush salad and end with an authentic Mediterranean dessert.

Type: Mediterranean

Location: Marianna, FL

Shopping

Bespoken Gifts & Antiques

The quaint gift and antique shop in the heart of historic downtown Marianna has a selection of antiques, as well as trendy home goods.

Location: Marianna

Sightseeing

Blue Springs Recreational Area

The spring that supplies water to Merritt’s Millpond is a recreation area with swimming, picnicking, and SCUBA training and exploration. Merritt’s Millpond is one of the county’s most popular fishing and boating areas.

Location: Marianna, FL

Jackson County Spanish Heritage Trail

This half-day driving tour covers 150 miles of northwest Florida and takes you to 11 sites that are important to the area’s Spanish Colonial history.

Location: Jackson County, FL

Marianna Battlefield

On September 27, 1864, Union troops struck the small city of Marianna. The result was a terrible battle known today as The Battle of Marianna. By the time the battle was over, more than 25% of the men of Marianna had been killed, wounded, or captured. Brochures for self-guided walking tours of the battlefield are available.

Location: Marianna, FL

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How to Get to
Florida Caverns State Park

Florida Caverns park is located three miles north of Marianna on State Road 166.

The address for the park is 3345 Caverns Rd., Marianna, FL.

Entering Florida Caverns State Park

There is a fee to enter Florida Caverns State Park

Per Vehicle : $5

Camping with friends and family is a wonderful way to make memories that are sure to last a lifetime! Renting an RV with RVshare takes a lot of stress off of you and makes the trip easier to plan. Whether you choose to rent an RV near your home and drive, or fly into Florida and rent an RV, you’re sure to have a trip you won’t soon forget! We would love to see pictures of your travels - be sure to send us photos of your trip to [email protected] and tag us on social media. Your memories could be featured on our blog, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page!