Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park
See the many forests and rock formations around the Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park. Located on the outskirts of Gainesville, Florida this is a park that has a rainforest habitat. Walk along the boardwalk to get a closer look at the vegetation and trees around the rainforest space. Head out to the main sinkhole as you walk around the space.
See how the sinkhole here in Gainesville, FL has evolved and how it is home to a calm body of water. The state Department of Environmental Protection has put in an extensive effort to ensure that the sinkhole maintains its current size and that it does not fill or expand.
See the limestone surfaces that help to produce a sinkhole. Look for some of the springs that deliver water to the hole. There are twelve springs in total although a few of them are relatively small in size and difficult to spot.
Look around at the pine trees and how they continue to thrive in the area. Head to the swamp region to find lush green plants that handle humid conditions better than others. The design of the park in the City of Gainesville is divided up between a series of environments.