It’s a sinkhole, what more is there to say? But here are some pretty pictures…
Actually, it is quite interesting. The sinkhole is believed to have formed more than ten thousand years ago and has become a valuable resource in providing researchers information on Florida’s natural history.
As you descend 120 feet to the pond below, you will notice the scenery and temperature change. It begins to resemble more of a mountainscape rather than tropical Florida.
Everything seems a little more quiet, besides the streams of water flowing down the limestone rock. This water flows from twelve different springs into the pond below.
Curious about the name? The shape of the geological site is said to resemble a mill’s hopper, the container used for grinding materials, and deep caverns in the ground have are often named after the devil. Thus, Devil’s Millhopper. The site was named during the 1800’s.
Devil’s Millhopper was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1974 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017.