Falling Waters State Park

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Falling Waters State Park
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Savvy Mama
Palm Bay, FL57 contributions
Mar 2022
We visited here for a few hours after exploring Marianna Caverns State Park. We learned about it in the Visitor center there and honestly we wanted to see the tallest waterfall in Florida. The entire aquifer/ water system is very intriguing as well. Being there was awesome. The waterfall is not from a high point - it's to a low point. Because the water runs off into a sinkhole/ cave you can see it falls pretty deep. At first we were disappointed. Because it had recently rained the water pressure was good. We enjoyed the experience. This waterfall is right by the parking lot and can be done very quickly. We also explored down the trails a bit just to check out the beauty.
Written April 27, 2022
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Kari W
Palm Bay, FL194 contributions
Sep 2021
This Florida State park has a $5 per car entrance fee.

Falling Waters boasts Florida’s tallest waterfall! We went after it had rained during the past week, so there was a good amount of water flowing. If it is not the rainy season (roughly the end of May thru mid October), you may not get the waterfall but the park is still very nice. The water cascades over the top, and falls 73 feet into a cenote, or cave. The cave is what gives it the extra dozens of feet of falling.

The boardwalks are well maintained, and it was a pleasant hike to the falls. They have 2 observation platforms: 1 at the top, and 1 kind of in the middle of the waterfall, so you can take good photos from different angles.

Wildlife along the way included lizards and frogs, dragonflies and butterflies. Lots of lush foliage, including ferns and American beautyberries.

Highly recommend if you are traveling nearby! It is not too far off of I-10. We made time for the slight detour, and were happy for the beautiful stretch break.
Written September 21, 2021
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Aunnie B
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL31 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
Enjoyed our brief visit. Headed to Texas from Florida, we like random finds and definitely this one. Handicapped accessible, friendly staff, great picnic areas. The waterfall was beautiful. Definitely a nice find.
Written August 19, 2021
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Michelle R
DeBary, FL45 contributions
Jul 2021
This state park has 2 views of a waterfall that flows into a deep sinkhole. There is also a lake and trails and other nature things to do and look at. It was too hot for us so we only looked at the waterfall.
Written August 2, 2021
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Jez777
Pembroke Pines, FL200 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
We were doing a road trip from SFLA to Tallahassee area to see the caves. I noticed the Falling Waters Stare Park was only 20 minutes west of the caverns. You can see the tallest waterfall in Florida and sinkholes. It was worth coming to see but you have to walk on the boardwalk to get to the waterfall. There is a upper and lower level view. There is also lake but be prepared to walk since the lake is not close. The park is well kept and nice places for camera shots. The only complaint was the heat. I recommend coming during cooler time.
Written July 31, 2021
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1991KEB
Navarre, FL1,290 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
This boutique park was terrific. Starting with the young lady at the entrance, who was helpful and considerate and kind. The park itself was very easy to travel, starting with the butterfly Area, then travel to the falls which easy to access and a facinating geological feature, then on to the lake and swim area, ending back at the parking area.
I will return in the fall to enjoy the changing of the leaves.
Written July 18, 2021
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Living Life
58 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
The day we went the water fall was a slow trickle. It started to rain as we took a walk on the trail and we had so much fun! Nice playground
Written July 2, 2021
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CMEWALK
Clearwater, FL144 contributions
Apr 2021 • Solo
About 30 minutes from where I grew up and when we had heavy rainfall, decided to check it out and was not disappointed! Nice and heavy falls that day - as soon as I parked, you could hear them. Short walk (also wheelchair ramp available). You take steps to the lower falls. Afterwards did a nice walk through the woods to the lake-very peaceful and cool. There’s camping available. Really enjoyed nature in my backyard
Written June 13, 2021
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Kathy H
Inverness, FL36 contributions
May 2021
This is a short hike to the falls with some stair climbing. Well worth the effort. Also a nice place for a picnic.
Written May 27, 2021
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Lifetraveler1
131 contributions
May 2021
I really like state and federal parks of various types. Especially, those that are interesting, but not well known. Upon driving from Destin to Atlanta and getting off the I-10, Chipley exit, I saw the signs mentioning this park. So I deviated my trek to check it out. It is only less than 5 minutes from Interstate 10 going south, near the town of Chipley.

First of all, it is the highest waterfall in the state of Florida. Not because the water falls from some high cliff above you, but that is fall from regular elevation into a sinkhole. My first visit, the water was a trickle, but it rained just before I got there on this visit, so I got to really capture the beauty of the waterfall.

It also has picnic areas, a children's area, and a lake (which I didn't have time to visit) and most of all a boardwalk which allows you to walk just above the foliage. There is a wheel chair accessible ramp that allow the viewer to see the top of the fall.

I was there for only about an hour, but I thought it was a real cool off the beaten path type of park. Here are some of my photographs of the place (well, at least the waterfall part). It does have clean restroom facilities and tables for eating.

Food-
If you don't have food to snack on, well, on the other side of I-10 (going north), there are several fast food restaurants, including Sonic, Cancun's Mexican Grill, McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's, Waffle House and a Walmart. Just three miles from the entrance to the park.

I believe, I only paid about 5 dollars to get in. It was definitely worth it.
Written May 25, 2021
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