Falling Waters State Park features Falling Waters Sink, which is a 100-foot deep, 20-foot wide cylindrical pit into which flows a small stream that drops 73 feet to the bottom of the sink. The water's final destination remains unknown.
Only a few miles south of I-10, the park provides travelers with a quiet, serene stop on their journey and is a great place for camping near Gainesville. Visitors can see beautiful native and migrating butterflies in the butterfly garden, take a dip in the lake or have a family picnic. Hikers can experience the verdant, gently sloping landscape of north Florida.
This is a small campground. Most sites had shrubs between sites so semiprivate. Bathrooms were clean and good hot showers. Good trails through park. Lake area to swim. Waterfall was good size when we went but it depends on rainfall and water levels. Water flows from waterfall into sinkhole. Great little camp everybody was very friendly here. Not far from interstate so there was a good variety of stores if needed.
Not a very big state park but it was very quiet and relaxing. Only about 20 sites total with a very nice restrooms and showers. There was also a spot to wash dishes. Alot of trees so plenty of shade. There are pull through and back in sites. Tent camping all the way up to class A. Water and electric but no sewer at site. There is a dump station. The falls and the lake were nice but depend on rainfall. We have been in a little drought so it was a trickle. There are fish in the lake but do not like to be caught. Swimming area at the lake as well. Some trails but not a bunch. Would definitely come back.
This park has waterfalls, which are beautiful, but not very big. The swimming area was very mucky.
The sites were spacious and well set up.
Great camp ground. Pretty falls.
Lovely campground! They had just done a controlled burn about 2 weeks before we were there so everything looked like fall!
We stumbled upon this RV park due to mechanical truck issues. The hosts were incredibly accommodating! Park is quiet and clean with trails that lead to the highest waterfall in Florida. Side note: HIGHLY recommend area mechanic Daniels Automotive.
We always stop here on our way back from Tallahassee for a quick hike! Nice place to stretch your legs!
Falling Waters State Park is a great place to bring your family to create some lasting memories!
The falls are quite beautiful and there is a nice trail that takes you right down to where you are facing the falls and you can look down into a long dark pit.
The park is not large but is very nice and has a sandy beach swimming hole with bathroom/changing facilities and a super picnic area with a awesome play area for the kids.
We were a little disappointed as one of the main trails around some interesting sink holes was closed and in need of repair.
The campsites are nice but fill up fast!
A great place for a family reunion or picnic!
Falling Waters State Park name says it all. If you love waterfalls, hiking and adventures you should definitely come here. Waterfalls and hiking are two of my favorite things when it comes to nature and this park has both. The park is surrounded by gorgeous trees, which are nice because they provide plenty of shade. There is a really pretty boardwalk that leads you right to the waterfall. The lookout point is a perfect location to stand and watch the waterfall and take pictures of course! The park offers some great hikes as well. You can choose from 3 different hikes that are located within Falling Waters State Park. All of them a great hikes with amazing views. The hikes are not difficult and very short, which makes it nice because you can do them with your whole family. The campsites are great, and come with a picnic table and fire pit ring. The nice thing about this park is that pets are welcomed, but you do have to keep your dogs on leashes. There is a cool picnic area and a small playground if you have kids. Another great thing about this park is that there are a few places where you can go and swim. During the summertime months these small lakes do get quite busy. They both have a sandy beach leading up to the water. You can also fish, although my family didn't have any luck! It was definitely fun though. We also went to a butterfly museum which was located only a few miles past the campground. This was pretty cool, and I would recommend going there if you have any extra time. We stayed here 3 nights last summer, and our campsite location was perfect. I love that the campsites aren't super close together. We were close to the playground, which was nice for my younger cousins. I can't wait to come back here in the future and enjoy the hikes and waterfalls!
This state park is really pretty small and can be explored extensively in a relatively short amount of time. However, because of its size it's also pretty well maintained. The facilities we nice and clean and easily accessible from all the sites. The sites themselves all come with the standard amenities and you have a decent amount of tree/brush cover from the road, however, as it's mostly a flatwoods pine forest you don't get much coverage between sites and you can see your neighbors pretty well. I had one of the pull in/back in sites but liked how the tent sites had a bit of fencing and separated them from the other sites a tiny bit more…
I was in 13 and could look right over to 12 with no obstruction…Looking at the other sites, you could see right into most of your neighbors and some had little to no real separation.
The park itself is interesting, with Florida's "largest" waterfall at a massive 73 feet…although it is falling into a sink hole. They're redoing the trails to make them more accessible to everyone with paved ramps to the lake and updated boardwalks through the flatwoods. They also have these posts set up to have the public assist in documenting the regrowth after some old fires which is cool. Unfortunately, the walkthrough of the sinkholes was under repair when I was there, but seemed like it would have been interesting, but don't want to be walking through a bunch of holes in the ground when the boardwalks are unsafe… So, next time.