In a cave of ancient rock formations, with crystal clear water that remains a cool 72 degrees year-round, that has a maximum depth of 54 feet, makes Devils Den the ultimate Florida swimming hole for divers and snorkelers.
Devils Den is a privately owned scuba diving training center that got it’s name from the areas early settlers. When the 72 degree water is mixed with the cool air of winter, steam rises out of the hole. When the early settlers first saw this phenomenon they started calling the sink hole Devils Den and the name has stuck ever since.
This underground spring inside a dry cave has been home to many extinct animal fossils dating back to the Pleistocene Age, which are on display at The University of Florida’s Museum of Natural History. This geological feature known as a karst cavern, has an inverted mushroom shape, making it a remarkable place to discover and explore.
This is truly a unique experience and is Florida Nature at it’s best. An out of the ordinary attraction which is a nice alternative to the beaches and theme parks that Florida is most famous for.
There are some restrictions and rules to experiencing the Devils Den. Snorkelers are required to have mask, snorkel and fins and Divers are required to have open water certification. Scuba and snorkeling equipment is available for rental. There is a two hour time limit for all snorkelers and all scuba divers must have a dive buddy. No one under the age of 6 is allowed in the cavern and children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent.
Campgrounds for both RV and Tent camping is available on premises and cabin rentals are also available. Most RV sites are complete with electric, water and sewer service, and a dump station is also available, conveniently located within the campgrounds. For more information on reserving a space or cabin: Devils Den Reservations. Tent campers are not required to have a reservation and are on a first come first serve bases.
A Swimming pool for the use of Devils Den visitors and campers is located between the camp grounds and cavern entrance and picnic tables are abundant throughout the entire facility.
All who enter the Devils Den facility whether you are entering the cave or not, must complete an insurance liability waiver. Leashed pets are allowed only in the campground areas and are not allowed within the boundaries of the springs and cavern area. Devils Den Spring is located at 5390 NE 180th avenue in Williston, Florida. Hours are Monday – Thursday 9 am to 5 pm and Friday – Sunday 8 am – 5 pm.
For more information on equipment rental and pricing visit the Website at Devils Den.
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