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Falling Waters State Park, FL

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Falling Waters State Park is located in the Florida Panhandle about three miles of Chipley, FL, and is easily accessible from I-10. Besides a 24-site campground, the main feature of the park is the highest waterfall in Florida. It has a drop of 73' and what makes it truly unique is that its fall is into a deep sinkhole.

Date of Visit: Nov 2015

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We called on the Thursday morning of our proposed arrival and were told there were a few sites available, but the park was booked full for the weekend. When we arrived we were assigned to site 3, one of three handicapped-accessible sites. It had a cement pad and a paved walkway to the bathhouse.

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Sites 1 and 2 are the other two accessible sites.

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Sites 7 and 5 are back-in sites. Off to the right is an open area with a volleyball court and horseshoe pits.

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Site 6 is a small site more suitable for popups and vans.

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Site 10 is another fairly small site.

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Site 9.

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Site 12 is a rather large site with a more open feel to it.

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Site 14.

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Site 16 is the empty site in the foreground, with site 19 in the background.

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Sites 15 and 17. That is a beautiful hand-built wooden teardrop trailer on the left.

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There are two tent sites, number 18 (in the foreground) and 20 in the background.

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Site 21 is a smaller site separated from one of the park's host campsites by a wooden fence.

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Site 24 is at the end of the camp road turn-around.

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A short walk from the campground is a small lake with a nice beach and swimming area. I had to chuckle when I saw the alligator warning sign right beside the swimming area.

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The bathhouse is on the small side and a bit dated, but it was clean and provided free hot showers. Construction has started on an addition to the bathhouse, which hopefully will improve accessibility.

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There are several short trails in the park. A must is the hike to the falls.

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There are several long boardwalks along the trails.

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And here it is - Florida's highest waterfall at 73'. Kinda weird, though: you look down at the falls instead of up. The falls doesn't seem to have a name in any park literature; my suggestion would be "Sinkhole Falls".

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Looking down into the sinkhole.

Amenities

24 sites (22 RV, 2 Tent): E(15/30/50A)/W - $18

Showers

Dump Station

Open all year

850-638-6130

Coordinates: 30.731286 N, 85.532021 W

Elevation: 300'

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