Falling Waters State Park RV & Campground Guide


Situated in the middle of the Florida Panhandle near the town of Chipley, FL, Falling Waters State Park is a gorgeous natural area known as the home of Florida's tallest waterfall. The breathtaking waterfall features a 20-foot-wide stream of water, which cascades down from 73 feet high. In addition to viewing the park's impressive falls, visitors can explore scenic hiking routes, observe fascinating wildlife, and observe the area's many sinkholes. Falling Waters State Park tends to be quite balmy during the summer, but the weather is much milder and more comfortable during the rest of the year. The park does see a significant amount of rainfall throughout the year as well. Nearby Cities: • Chipley, FL • Graceville, FL • Marianna, FL • Panama City, FL

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Spring 50-87 F
Summer 69-92 F
Fall 43-85 F
Winter 38-69 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Falling Waters State Park

Falling Waters State Park Campground • Water hookup: Yes • Electrical hookup: Yes • Sewer hookup: No • Wi-Fi: No • Pet-friendly: Yes • Max RV length: 40 feet • Other amenities: BBQ grills, dump station, drinking water, firewood, fire rings, restrooms, flush toilets, showers

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

The most popular activity at Falling Waters State Park is observing the stunning Falling Waters Sink, which features a 73-foot waterfall that flows down into the earth. Many visitors also spend time exploring the park's butterfly garden and attending interpretive programs in the on-site amphitheater. If you're looking to get more active, you could head to the small nearby lake to cast your fishing line or take a refreshing dip. Alternatively, consider choosing one of the park's short, peaceful nature trails to enjoy the lovely setting and scenic views. Falling Waters State Park is also a fantastic destination to observe the local birds and other wildlife.

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.

Fishing Fishing

Although Falling Waters State Park isn't known as a top-tier fishing destination, it's still a nice place to cast your line. The park contains a two-acre lake where you can reel in catfish, bass, and bream if you have a Florida state fishing license.

Geocaching Geocaching

Visitors are welcome to enjoy geocaching around Falling Waters State Park. With the park's unique terrain, there are plenty of wonderful spots to find caches. Once you find one, you can take a prize from the container and sign the logbook.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

Falling Waters State Park is known as a superb birdwatching destination, with over 100 avian species inhabiting the area. Birds commonly seen around the park include red-headed woodpeckers, brown-headed nuthatches, and green herons. You might also catch a glimpse of gopher tortoises, deer, foxes, squirrels, and several types of lizards and snakes. Additionally, there's a wonderful butterfly garden to explore at the park.

Stargazing Stargazing

When the skies are clear in the area, Falling Waters State Park can be a great place to enjoy a night of stargazing. Head to the beach or set up a telescope at a picnic table to see planets, stars, and galaxies.


There are lots of interesting plant species to check out while navigating Falling Waters State Park. Some of the area's native flora include longleaf pine trees, wiregrass, and maidenhair ferns. If you arrive in the spring or early fall, you will be greeted with blooming wildflowers.

Hiking Hiking

Falling Waters State Park is home to three short hiking trails. These scenic routes take visitors around stunning sinkholes and past the park's magnificent 73-foot waterfall. The hiking routes that meander through the park feature numerous hills, which can make them somewhat challenging for hikers.


During your visit, you're welcome to go canoeing, kayaking, or boating on the park's two-acre lake. If you're in the mood for a memorable experience, you could even take a boat tour.

Swimming Swimming

The freshwater lake at Falling Waters State Park is a perfect place to go for a swim and cool off from the Florida heat. There is also a pristine white sand beach where you can relax and enjoy some tanning. Near the beach, you'll have access to a shower as well as a restroom.

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How to Get to
Falling Waters State Park

To get to Falling Waters State Park from Panama City, FL, travel north on FL-77. After around 22 miles, you'll see signs for the state park. Take a right onto State Park Rd, which will take you into the park.

Entering Falling Waters State Park

Ample parking spaces are available near the entrance and the lake.

Falling Waters State Park Per Vehicle up to eight people : $5.0

Frequently Asked Questions About Falling Waters State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Falling Waters State Park?

If you don't mind hot, humid weather, then the summer is a great time to visit Falling Waters State Park, especially if you plan on going for a swim. However, if you prefer milder, more comfortable temperatures, your best bet will be to visit during the spring or fall. During those seasons, it may be a bit more pleasant to go for a hike or enjoy a relaxing picnic by the water.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Falling Waters State Park?

There are many wildlife species to be observed around the park, including several species of turtles, lizards, and snakes. The park is home to several mammals as well, including deer, foxes, and fox squirrels. Birders may be able to add Bachman's sparrows, summer tanagers, brown-headed nuthatches, and many other exciting birds to their journals.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Falling Waters State Park?

All 24 of the campsites at the Falling Waters State Park Campground are designated RV campsites. Each of these sites is equipped with both water and electrical hookups, and the campground also offers an RV dump station.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Falling Waters State Park and what is the cost?

While not required, you can make a reservation online to secure a camping spot. There is a $6.70 reservation fee.

Are pets allowed at Falling Waters State Park?

Yes, and there's no extra fee to bring your four-legged family members. However, your pets must be well-behaved, and you'll need to keep them on leashes of no more than six feet at all times. Additionally, the park requests that all guests clean up after their pets.