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Waterfalls in Florida

Florida’s largest waterfall is the 73-foot located in Falling Waters State Park in Chipley, Florida. When we visited the park it hadn’t been raining much and so the water flow was not as much. If you plan your visit, you might just be able to see the waterfall in its full force!

This park is also the host for the very first oil well in Florida which according to a 400-year-old Spanish diary, dates back to 1919. There’s also what used to be an oil well, which we found super curious.

When we first arrived at the park, we immediately noticed the difference compared to the ones in Central Florida. Falling Waters is unlike any other park we’ve seen!

We also found many sinkholes around the park during our visit and we fell in love with the beautiful tall trees right at the entrance of the park.

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Camping in Falling Waters State Park

Besides being home to Florida’s tallest waterfall, you can also camp here!

There are 24 campsites around the park and among the things you can enjoy are bird-watching, fishing, hiking, picnicking, swimming, and Geocaching.

The lake is super pretty and it’s the perfect spot for your picnic. As for hiking, the trails in this park are gorgeous!  

Before you go, you can learn about all the Geo-seeking experiences around the Florida State Parks by visiting Geocaching in Central Florida.

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Not our RV, by the way. Unfortunately!

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Plan Your Visit

Hours: 8 am until sundown, 365 days a year

Fees: $5 per vehicle

Note: There is currently a partial closure at the park due to the damages from Hurricane Michael. Be sure to contact Falling Waters State Park before your visit for updates on the closures.

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Directions to Falling Waters State Park, Florida’s Largest Waterfall

The park is located at 1130 State Park Road, Chipley, FL 32428

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Outdoor travel blogger, photographer, and Vampire Diaries obsessed. I'm passionate about hiking, and exploring the outdoors is an essential part of my life. I also love the ocean and warm sunny days.

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