Falling Waters State Park
Trip Start Feb 09, 2013
102Trip End Jun 30, 2013
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
Of course we were thinking of the couple we met two days ago and wondering how far they had gone west but when we pulled into Falling Waters State Park they were camping there and with the rain they decided to spend another night so we were able to visit with them again
The state park is interesting at one time they were drilling for oil here in 1919 but then gave up and I think some of the sink holes were from that period. What this park is known for is one of the most significant geological features in Florida. One can walk down a boardwalk into the mouth of the 100 foot deep, 20 foot wide cylindrical hole and gaze up to see a waterfall cascade 73 feet, and then it disappears into a cave at the bottom of the sinkhole. There are boardwalks around many of the sinkholes here and there are different stops along the way to view the falls. These falls were strong and moving fast – one of the most powerful I have ever seen especially after a storm and two days of rain. Since it was still lightly raining when we saw them the boardwalks were very slippery. What a water fall!
Our site was nice and after we set up and talked to our friends we had lunch and had a chance to take a trail from the campground down to the sandy lake where one can picnic and swim. Nice trail with the tall pines and the controlled fire burning on the ground. The rain stopped for the afternoon but more rain is predicted and we hope moving west tomorrow we might get out of it!
Review of campground: Monday, February 24 – Falling Waters State Park, Chipley, FL This park is only a little over a mile south of interstate 10 in Chipley, FL