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Falling Waters State Park

Chipley, FL

National Parks
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Address: 1130 State Park Rd, Chipley, FL 32428, USA How do we get there? Number: 850-638-6130
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About this activity

Want to know something super cool about Falling Waters State Park? It's here you can visit Florida's HIGHEST waterfall! Yes, you heard right! Huge trees and fern-covered sinkholes all line Sink Hole Trail, which is the boardwalk that will take you right up to this iconic feature. 

The Falling Waters Sink itself is a 100-foot deep, 20-foot wide cylindrical pit into which flows a small stream that drops 73 feet to the bottom of the sink. Sounds impressive, because it is! There is a mystery about it too, with the water's final destination remaining unknown. 

The park is only a few miles south of I-10, the park is where you can enjoy a quiet, serene stop on your family day out adventure. If you want to be surrounded by nature, this is the place!  Kids will be able to see beautiful native and migrating butterflies in the butterfly garden, or if you want to cool off, take a dip in the lake.

Fancy a picnic? Great! There are picnicking spots perfect for that packed lunch, then you can walk if off on the three short nature trails that meander through the park. 

Park rangers host interpretive programs in the amphitheater, which are great for additional learning, or you can stay overnight in the full-facility campsites nestled in a shady pine forest.

Did we mention there is history at Falling Waters State Park too? At the park you'll see remnants of the first oil well ever drilled in Florida along with parts of a grist mill that operated in the 1860s. An Archeological Survey of the park turned up artifacts dating back over 5,000 years of ancient Native American civilizations that called Falling Waters and the surrounding area home! 


History, adventure, nature and a family adventure with your name on it! Florida's highest waterfall it is!


Activity location


Located three miles south of Chipley, off State Road 77A.

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How much does it cost?



$4.00 per vehicle


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Falling Waters State Park FAQ’s

Why not take a picnic! There are picnic tables located at the picnic area and lake

There is parking available in both the picnic area and the lake parking lot.

Take plenty of water, you'll need to keep hydrated!

There are ADA accessible restrooms at the lake and picnic area

Campers who plan to arrive after sunset, please call the park at (850) 638-6130 to get the gate combination and instructions.

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