Falling Waters State Park
Falling Waters State Park is located in the northwest corner of Florida about three miles south of a city called Chipley. The park features a serine 73-foot tall waterfall known as “Falling Water Falls” which is the tallest waterfall in the state of Florida. The waterfall empties into a 100-foot sinkhole known as the Falling Water Sink. The park is peppered with a series of springs (which rely on rainfall), caverns, and sinkholes. The water from the waterfall disappears into a cavern found at the base of the sinkhole. There is also a paved walkway which can be used to see the sinkhole.
The park features a short, easy trail system with amazing views including the lake, streams, and an elevated view directly into the sinkhole at the base of the waterfall. Locals recommend hiking the sinkhole trail after a good rain to ensure a good flow of water and the best views of the waterfall. The trails are short and simple, however, they do contain steps and slopes, so you should use caution when hiking these trails, especially after rainfall.
Guests at the park can also visit the butterfly garden for a look at many different types of butterflies. The lake also gives folks access to swimming and fishing. The sheltered picnic area makes this site the perfect place to bring the family and enjoy a meal while experiencing all the beauty the park has to offer.
RV Camping at the Park
The campgrounds at the park are located in a shady pine forest surrounding a recreation area and include RV/trailer only campsites, tent-only campsites, and campsites that cater to both. If you are planning a visit to the park and intend to stay, RV camping is recommended. But, regardless of your preference, the park offers a ton of amenities such as hot showers, shelter areas, restrooms, water fountains, grills, and much more! For visitors traveling by RV, this full-facility campsite is the perfect stop on your journey. The park offers water and 50 amp electric hookups with a dump station. This campsite can accommodate practically any RV/trailer from pop-up campers to Class A Motorhomes, with some areas allowing vehicles up to 45 feet in length.
While the park sees a tremendous amount of foot traffic each day from the locals, the campsites remain relatively open, and spots can typically be found a few days to a week in advance at a rate of $18 per night. However, if your travel dates are already set, you should go ahead and book your spot now by visiting the Falling Waters State Park page on the Florida State Parks website, or by calling (850) 638-6130.
The campsite is just a short distance from restaurants, churches, a medical center, grocery stores, and horseback riding. RV travelers who find themselves on I10 in the northwest corner of Florida are urged to stop in and take a break at this beautiful state park. Just head south on State Road 77 in Chipley and turn left on State Park Road and follow this road until you arrive at the park.
For more information, visit the Falling Waters State Park page on floridastateparks.org or call 850.638.6130.