Known as the home of Florida's highest waterfall, Falling Waters State Park offers a range of attractions, activities, and facilities to provide a comfortable camping experience. Best of all, your dog is more than welcome to join you during your stay in this pet-friendly campground.
Found three miles south of Chipley in Florida's northwest, the park is home to Falling Waters Sink. A small stream flows into this 100-foot deep, 20-foot wide pit, dropping 73 feet in total. Okay, so it's not exactly Niagara Falls, but it's still a beautiful sight to behold.
To get to Falling Waters Sink, Sink Hole Trail offers a boardwalk that leads you through towering trees and multiple sinkholes. There are two other short nature trails that wind through the park, and the hilly topography of the region can make for some challenging hiking.
Bird and wildlife watchers are also drawn to Falling Waters State Park from far and wide. Deer, foxes, fox squirrels, lizards, and turtles are commonly sighted, while birders can hope to catch a glimpse of the more than 100 varieties of birds that have been spotted in the park.
When you're ready to set up camp for the night, Pine Ridge Campground at Falling Waters State Park sits at 324 feet above sea level -- that's pretty much as high as you can get in Florida. The leafy campground offers 24 sites with electricity and water, and pets are more than welcome. A group camp that can accommodate up to 60 people is also available near Turtle Lake. You'll need to pay a $5 parking fee to enter the park in addition to the daily rate for the campground.
Please remember that if you're camping with your dog, you'll need to keep your furry friend leashed and under control at all times. You'll also have to show courtesy to other campers and clean up after your pet whenever required.
If you're searching for a memorable camping experience amid some unique natural scenery, look no further than Falling Waters State Park.