Falling Waters State Park spans a total area of 173 acres of land that is located in Washington County and in the state of Florida. The park is more specifically located approximately three miles south of Chipley, off SR 77A. This California state park was established in 1962 and is governed by the Florida Division of Recreation and Parks.
Several features make this park a unique place to visit for anyone who has an adventurous spirit or for anyone that simply wants to marvel at nature. For example, the park is home to the Falling Waters Sink which is a 20-foot wide, 100-foot deep cylindrical pit into which flows a small stream that drops 73 feet to the bottom of the sink. No one knows where the water in this cylindrical pit flows to.
Visitors can see more of such incredible natural features by hiking along the boardwalk trail that leads visitors to Florida's highest waterfall that is lined with fern-covered sinkholes. The park even has a butterfly garden where visitors can see native and migrating butterflies. If these attractions are not your cup of coffee, other recreational activities will surely lure you into this park.
Some of these activities include swimming, camping, hiking, fishing, and wildlife viewing. Several amenities in the park make all of these attractions and activities possible to enjoy. The facilities that the park provides include pavilions, youth group camping, restrooms, 24 full-facility campsites, primitive camping, picnic tables, nature trails, and showers.
Dogs are also allowed into Falling Waters State Park although, like other Florida state parks, some rules must be followed. First, all dogs must be kept on a leash that is no longer than six feet long. Secondly, all dog owners must be aware of the areas of the park that are out-of-bounds to dogs and keep their tail-waggers out of these areas of the park.