Falling Waters State Park

Home to Florida’s highest waterfall, the aptly named Falling Waters State Park treats visitors to a serene place to rest whether for a day, a night or even longer.  The Sink is a 100 foot deep, 20 foot diameter pit that a small stream drops 73 fett into.  The final destination of the water remains unknown to this day.

In 1778, during the British Occupation of Florida, Falling Waters Hill was home to Native America.  While no written record remains, artifacts can often be found in and around the area.  A gristmill and a legal distillery operated at the site during the Civil War period and in 1891 respectively.  In 191, an oil well was drilled in Falling Waters, based on a 400 year old Spanish Diary entry, but to no avail and was capped in 1921.

Visitors can visit the butterfly garden and see a variety of native and migrating butterflies or gather at a family picnic.  The lake offers a place to take a dip and cool off.  Hikers and nature lovers may never want to leave!  Rangers offer amphitheater programs for the whole family.

Activities at Falling Waters include campfire circles, camping (full facility), RV hook-ups, swimming, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, picnicking and nature study.  Public bathrooms and showers are available.

Pets are welcome in designated areas.

Falling waters is proud to be part of the Great Florida Birding trail.

Falling Waters is located approximately 48 miles north of Panama City Beach.


1130 State Park Road
Chipley, FL 32428
Phone: (850) 638-6130