Chipley, FL 32428
Blanketed with towering, stately pines and thick hardwood forests, and dappled and laced with hundreds of clear lakes and streams, Washington County is a twin treasure of Holmes County, which makes up its northern border. With many of Florida's best natural attributes, Washington County holds a history and style all its own. Within its borders, Washington County also holds natural wonders and abundant resources offering visitors outdoor experiences unlike any other.
One of Florida's hidden treasures, a 73-foot waterfall, awaits visitors at Falling Waters State Park. Fern-covered sinkholes line the boardwalk that leads visitors to Florida's highest waterfall. This park has something for everyone, so visitors can leave the busy world behind and explore nature at its finest. Nature lovers can walk the other trails in the park and see what Florida looked like over 400 years ago when the Spaniards first arrived in La Florida.
Visitors can picnic among the towering pines or reserve one of two pavilions with wheelchair accessible restrooms, playgrounds, picnic tables and grills. They can take a cool dip in the two-acre lake or work on a tan on the white sand beach. Fishing is also permitted with a Florida freshwater fishing license.
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 and campground grills are available. Pets are welcome with proof of vaccination. The restrooms are well maintained, as are other amenities found throughout the park.
Fireside chats with a park ranger are offered seasonally on Saturdays. Campers may reserve a youth camping area set aside for organizations and youth groups.