Florida is a treasure trove of hidden gems that echo the state’s rich history. If you’ve never been to The Devil’s Den Prehistoric Spring, you have to add this natural wonder to your bucket list. History buffs and nature lovers alike can dive into this crystal-clear underground spring. And the best part? You can even stay overnight for just $12!
A refreshing 72 degrees year-round, Devil’s Den was once a simple scuba diving spot. Now, it regularly sees tourists visiting from all over the world. Along with scuba diving and snorkeling, you can stay at this gorgeous park overnight in a cabin, RV, or tent.
Tent camping is just $12 and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. You’ll need to check in no later than 5 p.m., and your furry friends will have to stay home.
If you’d prefer a more glamping-style stay, you can rent one of their four cabins for $140 for one night, $120 per night for two nights, or $105 per night for three or more nights.
Their vast RV park has 32 different sites. If you prefer to back in, it’s $35 per night stay, while a pull-through spot is $37.50.
The “prehistoric” part of the spring’s name isn’t just for catching your attention. It speaks to the many extinct animal fossils that date back all the way to the Pleistocene Age that have been found within the cave.
As for the devilish part? On cool Florida mornings, you can see steam rising from the spring through the chimney-like opening, which led early settlers to give it the name The Devil’s Den.
While this gem is privately owned and the only attraction on the property, there are plenty of surrounding springs you can explore while you’re in the area so if you plan ahead you could set yourself up for the ultimate adventure.
Devil's Den Prehistoric Spring
Price: $12 for overnight tent camping
Address: 5390 N.E 180th Ave., Williston, FL
Why You Need To Go: Stay the night at this gorgeous prehistoric spring for cheap and take a dip with the devil at this underground spring.
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