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Most People Have No Idea This Unique Tunnel In Florida Exists

In a lovely state park in the Panhandle, you’ll find the only place a public trail runs through a cave and the only place at the park where visitors can go through a cave unguided. Visitors must hunch down low and pass through almost total darkness in the natural tunnel to reach the other side. It’s very smart to bring a flashlight for this part of the trail. It’s not for those who are afraid of the dark or small spaces, but it’s a short distance to the other side.

To experience this tunnel for yourself, take the Bluff Trail at Florida Caverns State Park in Marianna. It also offers the only public open-air cave tours in the state, so you’re probably going to want to experience that as well. Though the park is open every day from 8 a.m. to sundown, cave tours are not available on Tuesday, Wednesday, or select holidays. The park has well-maintained camping facilities as well. Entry is $5 per carload (2-8 people). The cave tour costs an additional$8 for adults and $5 for children.

A special thank you to photographer William Bishop (Flickr user 65mb), for allowing us to use his awesome photos of Tunnel Cave:

Check out this post for more of why we love Florida Caverns State Park. Then check out these awesome outdoor activities in Florida anyone can do.

Victoria W
Victoria is a staff writer for OIYS.