Devil’s Den is formed by a karst window, in which the roof over a subterranean river has collapsed, exposing the water to the open surface. Devil’s Den is located near Williston, Florida, just south of Gainesville in northwest Florida. It is privately owned and operated as a scuba diving training and recreational facility. But, about half of the visitors, including us, snorkeled while there.
The site originally had many fossils underwater dating back 33 million years, but most have been removed and are on display at the University of Florida’s Museum of Natural History. However, there are still several underwater rock formations and some aquatic life to enjoy.
This underground river/spring with crystal clear water is located inside a dry cave. The year-round water temperature at Devil’s Den is 72 degrees. Underwater, there are ancient rock formations, and from the top of the cave there are hanging stalactites. We’re going to let you see all of these with our cameras!
Other features in the park include scuba diving and snorkeling equipment rental, a gift shop, a heated swimming pool, 2 changing rooms with bathrooms and showers, and more than 30 picnic tables. In addition, the park has lodging with 4 cabins, an RV park and a campground for tents.
So, please join us on our trip to Devil’s Den by checking out our video below! Our Youtube channel is 2gether.somewhere. Please remember to SUBSCRIBE!