Falling Waters State Park
Falling Waters State Park
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Lifetraveler1
Atlanta, GA159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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1991KEB
Navarre, FL1,534 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Kitman
Oxnard, CA943 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Solo
Out for a drive, I stopped in this state park to stretch my legs. There's a small fee to enter the park. You can also camp in the park but didn't notice what the fee was for that.

This isn't large state park but it is big enough for the kids to run around and have some fun. It's just south of I-5 and would make a rest stop if you plan on resting for at least an hour.

I parked on the east end (nearest the falls). From there, I walked counterclockwise on the road and transitioned onto a trail (appx 1.5 miles). The "campground" had full hookups...is that what's called camping these days? There's also a small lake for swimming. This seemed to be the most popular place in the park as about a dozen or more people were here.

The "falls" are suppose to be the tallest in the state at 73 ft. Just outside the entrance to the park is 3rd highest point in Florida. On my visit, not much water was flowing but could image it would look pretty cool with water. OK place to kill some time, but not overly exciting.
Written April 8, 2021
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Rorke D
Homosassa Springs, FL64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
We stopped in to check it out and really were impressed. There are sidewalks and nice wide boardwalks so everyone can enjoy a look at the falls and the nearby sinkholes. It was easy, shady walking with nice pavilions & picnic tables & an up to date kids playground. There is also a nice little lake where small kids can paddle around or wade.

There is a nice butterfly garden & plenty of benches around the walk for those who need a rest.

My boys (tweens) liked it a lot.

This is close to the interstate - you could hop off, grab sandwiches or a picnic and it’s only 10 minutes to picnic here.
Written May 8, 2021
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Viktorialee
Canton, OH3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
I don’t get the $5 entry fee per vehicle?
There is a wood and concrete pathway to everything which was nice in the light rain we had.
There is also a nice bathroom. But walking slowly cause that’s my speed we saw the whole place in 20 minutes and read the signs!
Seeing a small but unique waterfall was interesting but charging $5 seems a little ridiculous.
Written January 25, 2023
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EricMcC
Tooele, Utah87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Nice State Park that is home to Florida’s tallest waterfall. Paths are clean and nicely done. The waterfall drops into a deep sink hole and is interesting to see. Turtle lake is clean and well kept. At the time we visited , the campground was undergoing construction for updates so we could not stay.
Written January 27, 2023
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rmpaul
Ponce Inlet, FL532 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
Small but very nice state park. There is also a nice campground area.

The walk to the falls is very short, maybe 400 feet from the parking lot to the upper lookout. There is another path to the lower viewing area. And still another path to the sink hole area. All short walks. The day we went the flow of the falls was described as moderate. It is certainly not a big powerful waterfall but still very pretty and quiet.

Park entrance fee is $5 per car.
Written May 14, 2021
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Savvy Mama
Palm Bay, FL120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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CMEWALK
Clearwater, FL188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Jez777
Pembroke Pines, FL220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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