With a name like Falling Waters State Park, you can imagine this park has something pawsome to show off. And it definitely does! It’s home to Florida’s highest waterfall and other puptacular natural wonders. Your pooch won’t want to miss out on visiting this amazing park.
The first thing your pal will want to do when they arrive
is hit the trails. A few connecting trails lead visitors through the
gorgeous terrain. They total about a mile, so while your pup will see some awesome sites, they probably won’t get tuckered out. Begin by following the boardwalk so your doggo
can get up close and personal with the impressive waterfall. If you hike to the
lower view point, be prepared to get sprayed with mist. During the muggy summer days, this is a pawfect refresher. If your dog wants to avoid getting wet,
check out the waterfall from the upper overlook.
The waterfall isn’t the park’s only amazing feature. As
you follow the trails through tall trees, your furry friend will also see 12
massive fern covered limestone sinkholes. Falling Waters Sink is a cylindrical
pit that spans 20 feet across and drops 100 feet into the depths of the earth. The
great mystery? A small stream falls into the pit then disappears. See if your pooch
can figure that one out!
The park even has a butterfly garden where visitors can
see native and migrating butterflies. Other recreational activities will surely
lure you into this park. A small two acre lake is great for fishing and
swimming. At 324 feet above sea level, the campground just happens to be
Florida’s highest spot. You’ll also find furrific picnic facilities, a
playground, interpretive exhibits, geocaches, and plenty of wildlife and bird
watching. This is one park your dog will want to write home about!