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Unread 11-06-2011, 12:14 PM   #1
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Caves

Even doing some research on caves in central Florida. Hard to find info, may be joining a club soon as that seems to be the only way to legally see caves. Anyone ever seen anything in Ocala or withalacoochee? Just looking for rides that go to interesting geological formations.

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Unread 11-06-2011, 01:18 PM   #2
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the only caves i know of are underwater caves.
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Unread 11-07-2011, 07:46 PM   #3
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Evidently theres a bunch of dry ones Marion county. Got a couple leads
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Unread 11-08-2011, 02:01 AM   #4
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There are some up in Citrus.
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Unread 11-08-2011, 06:35 AM   #5
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There are some up in Citrus.
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Unread 11-10-2011, 03:48 PM   #6
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Withlacoochee WMA..Holder Mine tract...contact Citrus County jeep club,,be aware it is a WMA and it is hunting season...there are at least 3 dry cave systems you can walk/crawl into.

happy spelunking
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Unread 11-10-2011, 03:54 PM   #7
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Withlacoochee WMA..Holder Mine tract...contact Citrus County jeep club,,be aware it is a WMA and it is hunting season...there are at least 3 dry cave systems you can walk/crawl into.

happy spelunking
Muchas gracias. You think comptroller has land surveys?
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Unread 03-12-2012, 11:52 PM   #8
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Muchas gracias. You think comptroller has land surveys?
We went in a few on our last camping trip to Holder Mine Campgrounds. You have to park the jeep at the end of trail 22 in Citrus WMA then walk in. Its a fairly far walk.
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Unread 03-17-2012, 02:19 PM   #9
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Still... we find its a pleasant enough walk along the trail....especially in spring and fall. Don't forget to carry water with you....I remember seeing a spigot near one of the entrances, but can't remember if it was potable.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 11:17 AM   #10
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This place is pretty cool. Went here a few times growing up. http://www.floridastateparks.org/floridacaverns/
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Unread 03-19-2012, 11:20 AM   #11
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been thru there a few times. supposedly there's some up around ocala by the old quarries...
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Unread 03-19-2012, 11:38 AM   #12
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I know you guys are going to jeep jam this weekend.... but maybe plan a trip for april 1 up to ocala area?
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Unread 03-24-2012, 08:31 AM   #13
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I know where the ones in Withalacoochee are...nothing too special, you can only go down in two of them that I saw, one is a tight squeeze into a dark cave, the other is a BIG cave (more of a large hole in the gound that you can look down into, maybe 30 ft in diameter, and there is a little sneaky hole adjacent to it that you climb down into to get to the big hole, you can camp there if you want.

I'd be more intrested in checking out the ones in Ocala
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