Falling Waters State Park RV & Campground Guide

Florida

Near Chipley, Florida, Falling Waters State Park is home to Florida's tallest waterfall, which measures 73 feet high. Visitors can take a hike to see its 20-foot-wide stream of water and watch it fall to the earth and disappear. At this state park near the Florida-Alabama state line, you can also go on hikes to see many types of ferns. If you're a careful observer, you may see brown bats, horned owls, and other animals and birds. Falling Waters is also known for its many sinkholes. Head to this park that's located 15 miles from Fountain, 16 miles from Youngstown, and 16 miles from Bonifay.

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Weather
Spring 54-79 F
Summer 70-91 F
Fall 61-84 F
Winter 39-64 F
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Nearby Cities
Chipley, FL
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Falling Waters State Park

You will love the early morning solitude at this park as it is the best time to see animals. The cooler part of the day is also the best time to go hiking and see the waterfall. Therefore, you should bring your RV to this state park or rent one on RVshare.com. A recreational vehicle makes it easier to camp with everything you need and be close to the action.

Falling Waters State Park

You may feel like you are stepping back in time when you walk along the boardwalk at Falling Waters State Park. Start by getting a look at the sinkholes and the waterfall before continuing to see the old oil well near this campground. At the Falling Waters State Park campground, rates start at about $18 per night. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Hiking, waterfall, sinkholes 

Pine Lake RV Park

Join the guitar-picking fun at Pine Lake RV Park, eat at their potluck dinners, and enjoy camp-wide wiener roasts. Rates start at about $50 per night at this campground that also offers exercise classes, nondenominational church services, and horseshoe tournaments. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: No 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Potlucks, campfires, live music, activities 

Stay N Go RV Park

Have fun playing horseshoes at Stay N Go RV Park or walk to nearby shopping and dining. Rates start at about $30 per night at this campground located a very short distance from the interstate. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: No 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Horseshoes 

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What to Do at
Falling Waters State Park

Inside Falling Waters State Park

The main reason you will want to come to Falling Waters State Park is to see the tallest waterfall in the state. You'll get to wander along the nature path past sinkholes until you reach it. Then, keep strolling to see an old oil well and other historical artifacts. You may see many animals as you wander across this state park, including "giant" fox squirrels.

Outside Falling Waters State Park

There are many things to do around Falling Waters State Park. This park also offers easy access to the interstate, so you can easily travel throughout the Greater Panama City area. You may not want to travel very far, however, as there are great places to shop and dine nearby.

Restaurants

Skins and Bubbas "Obert" Family Restaurant

Be sure to check out the daily specials at Skins and Bubbas "Obert" Family Restaurant, like burger Tuesdays and Wing Wednesdays, or dine on one of their menu favorites at this restaurant that also does prepackaged meals for you to prepare at home.

Type: Diner

Location: 1458 Main St., Chipley, FL 32428

Colonial Restaurant

Stop at this small buffet restaurant where you can get all you want to eat of excellent country cooking favorites, like fried chicken, oven-roasted pork, and fried fish.

Type: Buffet

Location: 635 5th St., Chipley, FL 32428

Javier's Mexican Grill

Get your favorite Mexican-inspired meals at this downtown Chipley, Florida, where the owners of this diner promise affordable prices and friendly service.

Type: Mexican

Location: 1414 Main St. Ste. 5, Chipley, FL 32428

Katie’s Kafe

You can order a variety of foods, including flounder and pizza, at this café before you sit down in the comfortable dining room.

Type: Diner

Location: 2184 Pioneer Rd., Downtown Wausau, Chipley, FL 32428

BJ's Grill - Burgers and More

Stop at BJ's Grill - Burgers and More for a hearty breakfast or try the lunch buffet. Of course, this restaurant also serves outstanding hamburgers.

Type: Buffet

Location: 1176 E Jackson Ave., Chipley, FL 32428

Shopping

Eclectic Décor and More

You strive to make your home your unique space, and you can find the perfect candle holders, vases, pictures, signs, and more at this store to complete your home's look.

Location: 1367 S. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428

Main Street Mercantile

Find lots of country and seasonal décor at this store that also sells supplies for you to complete your craft projects.

Location: 1241 Jackson Ave., Chipley, FL 32428

Magnolia Lace Salon & Boutique

Get your haircut or permed at the salon before choosing a new trendy outfit from the boutique at this store.

Location: 812 Main St., Chipley, FL 32428

Emmie & Co.

This is a great place to find casual clothing and other things that you need for a cute day at the beach.

Location: 1346 N Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428

Sightseeing

Seacrest Wolf Preserve Inc.

Take a walking journey through large, natural habitats at Seacrest Wolf Preserve Inc. This attraction is home to gray and Arctic wolves that you can see up close.

Location: 3449 Bonnett Pond Rd., Chipley, FL 32428

Orange Hill Gator Farm

Hold and feed baby alligators at this farm that is home to over 200 alligators.

Location: 3172 Orange Hill Rd., Chipley, FL 32428

The Swamp Off Road Park

Do you have what it takes to complete the obstacle course at The Swamp Off Road Park? Bring your ATVs, off-road trucks, and other outdoor toys and find out.

Location: 3690 Mobile Swamp Rd., Chipley, FL 32428

Sunny Hills Golf Course

The Bermuda-grass Sunny Hills Golf Course is 7,095-yards long, and its 18 holes offer many sloping hills that test every player’s skills.

Location: 3634 Country Club Blvd., Sunny Hills, FL 32428

Boat Lake Swim Park

The Boat Lake Swim Park is spread across 44 acres, and you can take a dip in the lake, use the picnic facilities, and explore the playground.

Location: Galiano Ct., Chipley, FL 32428

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How to Get to
Falling Waters State Park

It is easy to get to Falling Waters State Park from Chipley. Follow Falling Waters Road to State Park Road. Turn left and follow the road for about one mile. If you are coming to the park on Interstate 10, then get off on Florida 77A. Follow that road south until you reach State Park Road and turn left. You will see the park in about one mile.

Entering Falling Waters State Park

Park is open for day use from 8 a.m. to sundown.

Per Vehicle up to eight people : $5

Per Vehicle single person : $4

Single occupant vehicles or those with single-pass holders.

Per Person : $2

Walk or bike into the park at this reduced fee.

This is a wonderful park to explore. If you have spent time here, then share your experiences on your social media feed. Be sure to tag RVshare in your comments. This is the first state park to use prescribed burning as a land management technique, and if you have photos of one of those burns, please share them. We love hearing all types of stories, so be sure to share yours today because your friends will enjoy seeing photos of this beautiful state park. You can also send your stories and photos to [email protected]