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Falling Waters State Park

1130 State Park Road, Chipley, FL 32428
850 638 6130
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Chipley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, State Parks, Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were exploring attractions in the panhandle and spent a half day at Falling Waters. We were told by the park ranger that there wouldn't be much to see because it had been so dry. I still paid the admission so that we could explore. It's a beautiful well maintained park. The waterfall trail is easily accessible. We were disappointed... More

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Palm Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The waterfall and pit below plus a few scattered sinkholes are pretty much the only real attractions at this park, but the waterfall is so weird and out of place that it was worth it for me. My wife and I were the only people at the waterfall at the time and it was a peaceful, slightly surreal experience. I... More

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My wife and I recently went to Falling Waters with our daughter and her two children ages 5 and 8. There was a good play area for the kids, plenty of covered picnic tables,BBQ grills, and adequate restroom facilities.The walk to the waterfall was on a nice concrete and wooden walkway that had safety railings where needed. We picnicked and... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

So it's not the greatest state park I've ever been to, but it's nice. If you're not far, I'd go and make an afternoon of it. $5 entry fee. Nice playground for the kids. Bring a picnic (there are picnic tables there) and have some lunch and go see the waterfall and sink holes. It's pretty with plaques telling you... More

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Crestview, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've lived in Florida my whole life and never knew this place existed! The waterfall and sinkholes are definitely worth the drive to Chipley. We will definitely be back!

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Santurce, PR
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Beautiful pine forest, very impressive sinkholes and a little butterfly garden. Ideal to spend a day with the family, but only if you are visiting the area or live nearby. Do not make a trip just to see the waterfall, because maybe you just see some drops of water . Very easy concrete walkway to the fall, but at the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

There was nothing super exciting about this park for us. 2014, 08-08 Sinkholes, while neat to see... how many holes can you see in the ground? Kids would be easily bored unless geography was their interest. But, from a geological standpoint, it's neat to stop by and witness it. Definitely glad we stopped, but it would probably not be something... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We weren't here very long due to the weather. Had a quick walk around the sinkholes, the waterfall had nearly dried up. Walked down to the lake, but it was a very brakish and the children didn't fancy swimming in there. Nothing else to do so we left.

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St. Cloud, MN
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a cute little state park. There's probably more to it than we saw, but what we saw we definitely enjoyed! At the time of our visit the waterfall was very minimal. You could barely see the water coming over, but it's amazing how it just disappears. There's no stream at the bottom! Crazy! Very easy boardwalk trail to... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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30 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

As the sign at the entry warns you, the amount of water going over the falls is dependent on the recent rainfall in the area. Despite recent rains, the amount of water was less that we expected. Nevertheless, there was some and it's long drop into a sinkhole was impressive. The walkway to the falls was very easy to negotiate.... More

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