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Falling Waters State Park

Chipley, Florida

Contact Information
1130 State Park Road, Chipley32428
(850) 638-6130

Reservation Information: 1-800-326-3521

Falling Waters State Park derives its name from one of Florida's most notable geological features: a 67-foot waterfall. Falling Waters Sink is a 100-foot deep, 20-foot wide cylindrical pit into which flows a small stream which drops 67 feet to the bottom of the sink. The water's final destination is not yet known.

Falling Waters State Park is located 3 miles south of Chipley, Florida. In this quaint town you’ll find antique shops, restaurants, Wal-Mart, and almost anything you will need to make your stay a pleasant one. From the park you are a short drive from Ponce De Leon Springs State Park, Florida Caverns State Park, and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Hours of Operation
Florida state parks are open from 8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year.

Driving Directions
Falling Waters State Park is located 3 miles south of Chipley off State Road 77, turn left on State Park Road and follow it to the park's entrance. From I-10, take Chipley Exit south on State Road 77 and follow signs to the park.


Falling Waters State Park Playground and Picnic Area
Falling Waters State Park Campsite 17
Falling Waters State Park  Playground Photo
Falling Waters State Park Campground Nature Trail
Falling Waters State Park Waterfall Sinkhole
Falling Waters Swimming Area Photo

Campfire Circle
The campground has a campfire circle and amphitheater for camper gatherings and summer interpretive programs presented by one of the Ranger staff.Spend the evening with a Park Ranger and watch a slide show at the amphitheater, or sit around a campfire and take in an interpretive talk and experience why the real Florida is so special. These programs are given on Saturday evenings and are free to registered campers.

Full Facility Camping
This 171-acre park has 24 campsites nestled in an upland pine forest. Each site has a picnic table, ground grill, and clotheslines. Water and electric are available and there is a dump station for your convenience. reservations for Falling Waters State Park can be made through the Florida Park Service's Central Reservation Sytem.

Nature Trails
The park has three short nature trails. One trail will take you past the butterfly garden as you stroll toward the waterfall sinkhole. Once there, you can actually walk down into this sinkhole and get a breath taking view of Florida's highest waterfall.

Then take an elevated boardwalk around a series of sinkholes under a canopy of southern magnolias and other hardwoods.

There are self-guided tours and information kiosks throughout the park. A guided tour by a Park Ranger of Falling Waters State Park is available to groups by prior notification (call the park). As always, if your curiosity has gotten the best of you, and you want to know why we burn the park, have sink holes, or even have parks at all, just ask a Park Ranger.

Bring your lunch and spend the day picnicking in a longleaf pine forest. Two pavilions (available for reservations), BBQ grills, picnic tables, restrooms, and playground equipment are available.

The park has a two-acre lake with a white sand beach. It is a great place to relax and get your feet wet. The swimming area of the lake is sectioned off for safety, and has a sand bottom. There are picnic tables, benches, and restrooms under shade trees. You can fish at the lake in designated areas with a Florida Freshwater Fishing License.

Youth Camping
The youth camping area is designed to accommodate organized groups of all ages, and has a capacity of 50 individuals. This camping area has two large fire rings, picnic tables, water, and an old fashion out house. It is located close to the lake area of the park in a hardwood forest. Fees for the youth area are $4.00 per night per person (adult or child).