Falling Waters State Park

Chipley, FL

Where are we going?

Falling Waters State Park
1130 State Park Road
Chipley
FL
32428

850-638-6130

What is there to do?

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!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $5 per vehicle, limit 2-8 persons. $4 single occupancy. $2 pedestrians, bicyclists, and extra passengers

LAST UPDATED 2018

Need a little extra help?

There are ADA accessible restrooms at the lake and picnic area

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When can we go?

Open 8am to sunset

Open 365 days a year

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Any top tips?

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

I’m Hungry!

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

Healthy Eating

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

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