Florida Caverns State Park contains over 1,300 acres and is home to the only walking cave tour in Florida. Visitors can experience the 45 minute tour, which highlights unique formations of limestone stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, flowstones and draperies.
Public relations firm The Goulding Agency, Inc. in Chipley, Florida represents the tourism industry in Jackson County and staff from the firm recently started work on a series of video productions highlighting the park and caverns, collectively to be compiled into one segment of a travelogue for Jackson County.
Vice president Debbie Goulding says, ‘The park has been very gracious in allowing us access to areas sometimes not available to the general public and we have been able to get some great video footage and photos of the park in general, as well as the caverns, Blue Hole and other offerings’.
‘Hats off to the staff as well as the large number of passionate volunteers who conduct tours and make Florida Caverns State Park a great place to visit’, Goulding continues, ‘we have been able to enjoy vantage points enabling the best views of the park’.
Florida Caverns tours are available 9AM-4PM Thursday through Monday (the park is closed Tuesday & Wednesday) and take approximately 45 minutes to complete.
The caverns tour is considered to be moderately strenuous due to narrow and shallow passages and group reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance, with tour size limited to 25 people.
Reservations are available for groups of 25 or more with a pre-paid reservation and all tours on weekends are first-come, first-served, at regular admission prices.
Park entrance fee and an additional cave tour fee is $5 for ages 3-12, $8 for ages 13 and up but make sure to call ahead to ensure tour spaces are available at 850-482-1228.
‘The 45 minute cavern tour is a wonder to experience’, says Goulding. ‘Scenic Chipola River also winds through the park and you can rent a canoe or kayak and fish off the river banks’. For more information about Florida Caverns State Park visit www.VisitJacksonCountyFla.com.
‘We anticipate a great finished project, based on the video footage we have already been able to get at the park’, Goulding continues, ‘and we appreciate our relationship with Jackson County in helping to make this happen’.
For more information about this project and to view photos and video clips, visit www.TheGouldingAgency.com.