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Falling Waters State Park

 Activities at Falling Waters State Park

Campfire Circles

Campfire Circles

The campground has a campfire circle and amphitheater for camper gatherings and summer interpretive programs presented by a Park Ranger. Spend the evening with a Park Ranger and watch a slide show at the amphitheater, or sit around a campfire and take in an interpretive talk and experience why the real Florida is so special. These programs are given on Saturday evenings and are free to registered campers.

Camping, Full Facility

Camping, Full Facility

Campers can spend the night on one of the highest hills in Florida. Situated in a pine forest 324 feet above sea level, it is one of the nicest campgrounds anywhere. Twenty-four campsites equipped with water, electricity, picnic tables, ground grills and a clothesline are available.

Maximum RV length = 45 ft.

Reservations: Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance through ReserveAmerica. Book Online or call (800) 326-3521 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) or TDD (888) 433-0287.

Camping, Youth

Camping, Youth

A youth camping area is available for organized groups of all ages. The campground is located near the lake in a hardwood forest and accommodates up to 50 people. Amenities include two large fire rings, picnic tables, water and an outhouse. Fees for the youth area are $4 per night per person (adult or child). Call the park for reservations at (850) 638-6130.

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing is allowed in designated areas

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking/Nature Trail

The park has three short nature trails. One trail will take you past the butterfly garden as you stroll toward the waterfall sinkhole. Once there, you can actually walk down into this sinkhole and get a breathtaking view of Florida's highest waterfall. Then take an elevated boardwalk around a series of sinkholes under a canopy of southern magnolias and other hardwoods. There are self-guided tours and information kiosks throughout the park. A guided tour by a Park Ranger of Falling Waters State Park is available to groups by prior notification (call the park). As always, if your curiosity has gotten the best of you, and you want to know why we burn the park, have sink holes, or even have parks at all, just ask a Park Ranger.

Pets

Pets

Pet camping is available

Picnicking

Picnicking

Bring your lunch and spend the day picnicking in a longleaf pine forest. Two pavilions (available for reservations), BBQ grills, picnic tables, restrooms, and playground equipment are available. Consumption of alcohol beverages is prohibited.

Showers, Day Visitors

Showers, Day Visitors

Public showers are provided

Swimming

Swimming

The park has a two-acre lake with a white sand beach. It is a great place to relax and get your feet wet. The swimming area of the lake is sectioned off for safety, and has a sand bottom. There are picnic tables, benches, and restrooms under shade trees. You can fish at the lake in designated areas with a Florida Freshwater Fishing License.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing is possible at this park