A natural Florida anomaly: Devil's Millhopper

A short drive from Jacksonville, Devil's Millhopper is a 120-foot deep sinkhole similar in appearance to the hopper of a mill. A geological anomaly and National Park Service designated natural landmark, the site was acquired by the state in 1974. It includes a network of trails, boardwalks and an observation deck to allow visitors to see the sink up close without causing soil erosion.

Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park is located at 4732 Millhopper Road in Gainesville, Florida. Honor system entrance fees are $4 per vehicle and $2 per pedestrian and bicyclist.

Photographs by Ennis Davis, AICP. Contact Ennis at edavis@moderncities.com