Falling Waters State Park is located in Chipley, Florida, (Washington County) in the Florida Panhandle, about 1 hour north of Panama City and an hour and a half WNW of Tallahassee. In this part of Florida, you will find a beautiful landscape of historic and charming small towns nestled between farmland pastures, picturesque lakes, flowing rivers, and acres of tall pine woodlands. This is precisely the type of landscape that I picture whenever I think of the perfect camping adventure. There are also some unique features to Florida in this area, too, and you can’t find them anywhere else in the state.
When you think of Florida, you probably think of beaches and theme parks, right? And I would be willing to bet that you probably wouldn’t think of a 73-foot waterfall or a cave with beautiful formations of stalactites and stalagmites, would you? Well, that is exactly what you would find in Chipley and nearby Marianna, Florida.
John and I used the campgrounds at Falling Waters State Park as a home base to come back to at night while we spent four days exploring the scenic, charming, unique, and gorgeous features of this amazing part of Florida.
A Video View of our Adventure
Falling Waters Campground
There are 24 campsites, each with a picnic table, water, 20/30/50 amp electric service, and a fire ring for a relaxing campfire at night. There is also a full-facility bathhouse and a dump station for your convenience. A few sites are reserved for tents only and I did notice a few pull-through sites for larger RV’S.
Our Campground observations
- Every campsite is conveniently located within a short walking distance of the bathhouse.
- The bathhouse/restroom was clean
- Hot showers with private changing/dry area
- Two seperate and private family restrooms with showers
- Two dishwashing stations
- Good size campsites however, some could be a little more private. (lack of trees and foilage between campsites)
- The sites in towards the bathhouse lacked shade – the outer sites had good amount of shade.
- Interstate 10 is nearby and at night when it is quiet you can hear some road noise.
- No Camp store. Firewood is available at the ranger station at the entrance of the park
- There is a walmart super center 1.7 miles away and a Piggly Wiggly grocery 3.7 miles away
For your convenience here is a link to Florida State Campgrounds Reservation System
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