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With its teeming falls, huge trees, and winged wildlife, this park promises a serene getaway.  

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Moonpie Farm and Creamery

7 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Cottondale, FL
The property has been in my family since the early 1930s. the old homestead was my Great Grandparents, it still standing and I currently use it for hatching/hospital/maternity ward/ nursery/ dog rooms. The old barn is now where most of the birds roost. The Greasy Skillet is now a big chicken coop. during hurricane Michael a big tree uprooted and up-rooted the concrete slab with it. What is now my home was my grandparent's house. I renovated some of it and moved in after the loss of my grandma. We are a WORKING FARM You will see and hear all the farm sounds! You can pet the goats . You never know their might even be baby goat to hold and bottle feed. There are chickens, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, quail and turkeys galore. We now have Peacocks!!! We also have 4 BIG PIG that love ear scratches. We offer farm tours!!! There are livestock guardian dogs that protect the farm. They sleep lots during the day and patrol at night so they bark lots at night... We are a REAL WORKING FARM. You can join in on morning feeding or collet eggs. You can watch or help with morning milking! If you are real adventurous you can help around the farm!!! You can pitch you tent in the pine forest or in the open area next to the ponds! We make and sell homemade cheeses. Please check out our Farm Store ! We are conveniently located off of I-10 and hwy 231. We have numerus Florida State Parks within minutes of our location! Please DO NOT take Sapp Rd or Admiral Rd they do not go to the farm.
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Lucas Lake ranch

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Chipley, FL
Almost a 1 acre property nestled in between Lucas Lake and Hicks Lake along with other small ponds and streams. There is public Lake access to Lucas Lake down the street for your boat or kayak launching. Great fishing, swimming, and wild life watching. We have 6 chickens, a cat and 1 small dog. Pets are welcomed. We are working on planting a food forest.
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Stay And Play The Cypress

5 sites · Tents25 acres · Vernon, FL
25acres on homes creek just a 45 minute paddle to the beauty of Cypress springs - never have to drive. Just hit the river. Cheapest canoe/ kayak rentals around. Clean port a potty’s. And cabin rentals. All sites have a picnic table and fire pit. Grills and are on the water. Can you pour corn hole to keep bar areas. And much more see pictures
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Rustic Rural Retreat

2 sites · Lodging, RVs2 acres · Chipley, FL
Beautiful Park like setting acre and a half with a gazebo a swing and a screened-in pool walking distance to downtown historic Chipley Florida minutes from Falling Waters State Park Available on site we have karaoke croquet volleyball badminton and many other outdoor games such as cornhole ping pong and lots of board games
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Maggie's Musical Farm

10 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Youngstown, FL
Mike & Maggie bought this beautiful property 38 years ago. Their house, The Cracker Shack, is 100 plus years old and is the second generation home of the Gainer family who settled the Econfina area in the 1820's. It's made of heart pine and the fireplace was carved from the limestone in Econfina Creek.
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Mo And Co Farm

2 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Alford, FL
Welcome to Mo and Co Farm, a sprawling 40-acre horse farm offering a tranquil escape in the heart of Florida. Conveniently located just a short drive away from Marianna Caverns and numerous Florida cold springs, as well as close proximity to I-10 and a brief trip to the sunny shores of Panama City Beach, our farm serves as the perfect base for exploring the wonders of the Sunshine State. Embrace the natural beauty of the area with nearby attractions such as Bear Paw Escape, Falling Waters State Park, and Hinson County Conservation. For those seeking adventure on the water, consider booking an off-shore fishing excursion to make the most of your stay. Whether you bring your own horses to roam our expansive fields or simply enjoy watching ours graze peacefully, you'll find serenity in the pastoral landscape. We offer several RV hookups and ample space for tent camping, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay for all our guests. Experience the charm of rural Florida at Mo and Co Farm, where adventure and relaxation await amidst the beauty of nature. Is this conversation helpful so far?
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Spark Love and Wellness Campground

65 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Vernon, FL
Discover your slice of paradise in Vernon, Florida! Nestled close to the pristine beaches, several crystal clear springs and breathtaking state parks, our land offers the perfect blend of coastal charm and outdoor adventure. With kayaking spots just a stone's throw away, you can paddle through tranquil waters and soak in breathtaking sunsets. Explore nature further with nearby trails in our campground, where you'll find yourself immersed in lush greenery and invigorating hikes. Embrace the coastal breeze, the serenity of kayaking, and the thrill of exploring trails - all from the comfort of our Vernon getaway. Nearby amenities and attractions: Dollar General Grocery, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar: 5 min Holmes Valley Pizza and Pasta: 5 min Holmes Creek Canoe and Paddle Launch: 8 min Walmart & Tractor Supply: 20 min Ponce de Leon Springs State Park: 30 min Lake DeFuniak: 40 min Panama City Beach: 40 min Other nearby attractions: Three Oaks Winery Orange Hill Gator Farm Seacrest Wolf Preserve Boat Lake Bonsai by Dori Falling Waters State Park Morrison Springs Historic Circle Drive Defuniak Alaqua Animal Refuge (Just to name a few) Plus lots of restaurants, shops and activities in Bonifay, Chipley, Marianna, Panama City Beach, Freeport and more.
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Panama City Beach RV Resort

118 sites · RVs5 acres · Panama City Beach, FL
We are a cute little RV resort just across from the Gulf of Mexico. You can ride your bikes or take a golf cart ride over to St. Andrews State Park. There are many great activities close by to choose from. Our friendly and helpful staff would be delighted to help! We are open year-round and would love to have you here! We have full hookups on all of our sites. We are across the street from the beach, a short 5-minute walk. Heated pool. Clean bathhouses. Laundromat and fitness room. We are just minutes away from St. Andrews State Park. They have great nature trails you can walk or ride your bike. Come check out our great location and meet all of the wonderful guests we have! Free high-speed wireless internet is brand new along with beach access from our private, gated resort. We’re really pet-friendly here and even have a fantastic dog park.
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Twisted Trails Camping

9 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Altha, FL
Located in the front property of Twisted Trails Off Road Park - Florida. Off- Road park is open on select Saturdays only and is for 4 wheel drive vehicles only. No 4 wheelers or SXS, so it is not noisey and only open during daylight hours. 3 - 30 amp full hook ups available or primitve camp in the planted pines or in open grassy areas. You will have access to running water and a porta potty. There is also a covered area with picnic tables and a fire ring. You must bring your own fire wood.
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"Sweet Tupelo" on the "Big River"!

3 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · Bristol, FL
R.V. DUMP STATION! . . "SWEET TUPELO" is a magical 12-acre RIVERFRONT property offering 3 R.V. sites, spaced 150 feet apart from each other. We're directly on the Apalachicola River, approximately 15 minutes south of Bristol, Florida. These campsites have so much to offer with sweeping water views on a wide bend of the river! The campsites feature: . 1. Waterfront R.V. camping sites spaced far enough from another camper for your enjoyment, (150 feet apart from each other with Site 1 and Site 3 having woods on one side). 2. Picnic table at EACH SITE. 3. Swivel-top charcoal grill at EACH SITE. 4. Fire Pit with 4 wood Adirondack Chairs AT EACH SITE. 5. EACH SITE has a 30-amp and 50-amp hookup, plus FOUR 110v electric outlets, along with two city drinking water spigots, (bring your own RV electric cord and RV drinking water hose). 6. Room for boat parking 7. Public boat ramp, playground, restrooms, just 300 YARDS AWAY! 8. R.V. size limit recommendations: Site 1 up to 50', Site 2 up to 32', Site 3 up to 36' . . RV DUMP STATION LOCATED ON OUR 12 ACRE PROPERTY!! To access it, turn onto Landing Road from Hwy 333. Go about 100 yards and instead of curving right, turn left into the FIRST gate. When leaving, please close the gate behind you. NOTE: You will need no less than a 10' long dump hose to reach from your RV to the dump hole. . . (For best results to see ALL features of our listing, including dates/availability of ALL 3 campsites, view our Hipcamp listing on a laptop rather than your mobile phone) . . If you need to rent an R.V. then contact Outdoorsy, the website that will deliver and set up an R.V. for you! Also, High-Five Adventures in Apalachicola, Florida. They also can deliver and set up an R.V. We are not affiliated with either of them nor endorse one way or the other.... Just info provided by us for you to inquire. . . Our three "SWEET TUPELO" R.V. campsites are located on 12 riverfront acres in the northern Panhandle of Florida on the historic Apalachicola River. The name “Sweet Tupelo” is taken from the Tupelo tree that grows exclusively in the floodplains and sloughs along the Apalachicola River. Local bees make their honey with the pollen of these trees creating many unique health and taste benefits found only in this part of the world. When you venture back into civilization, make sure you pick up a jar of Tupelo honey. You won’t be disappointed! . "Sweet Tupelo" is located roughly halfway between Apalachicola and Chattahoochee, at the river's mile marker 60. This river is Florida's LARGEST by volume, stretching 103 miles from the Florida/Georgia border in Chattahoochee to the historic fishing village of Apalachicola on the Gulf coast. The waters of the river originate northeast of Atlanta, Georgia! . On this secluded property, you can almost hear the sounds of yester-year when steamboats, pirates, Native American residents, British, Spanish, and French soldiers along with American settlers traveled throughout this area. . William August Bowles, a former British officer, built a fort right here on our bluffs as he hid from Spain and American Military officials while traveling with his fleet of pirate ships upstream from the Gulf coast! Bowles established the Muskogee Nation, encompassing the "Big Bend" region of the Florida Panhandle and lower Alabama/Georgia, with the support and cooperation of native tribes while proclaiming himself president in 1795. He eventually was caught by the Spanish in 1803 and his Estiffanulga fort was abandoned when he was sent to Morro Castle Prison in Havana Cuba, where he died in 1805 at age 42. . Beginning in the early 1800s, commercial steamships plied the Apalachicola River waters carrying cotton, provisions, and other products from Georgia and Alabama to the coast. From there, the cargo was switched to seafaring vessels and shipped to Europe, the American Northeast, and all over the world. In days gone by, Native Americans had thriving communities here, followed by American homesteaders who started to settle along these riverbanks in the early 1800’s. . What to do at Sweet Tupelo? . Well, the most popular activity is to relax and enjoy the fire pit while you watch this mighty river roll by. If you enjoy fishing, bring your boat to the Estiffanulga Public Boat Ramp & Park which is only 300 yards away, along with public restrooms and a great playground for the kids. To walk there, it's a short stroll on Joe Red Shular Road. . For fishing, the best location is at the public boat ramp because the cliff is not as high, and the edge of the cliff is more stable due to boulders being in place. There is a park bench as well. This spot is located at the left of the boat ramp. . Camel Lake is located just a few miles away deep in the Apalachicola National Forest. It features a secluded, natural roped-off swimming area and sandy beach, along with restrooms. . The Town of Bristol, the county seat of Liberty County, is 12 minutes north of the campsite and features a few restaurants, (Apalachee Restaurant, Subway), a grocery and hardware store, bank, and other niceties of small-town civilization. Blountstown, the county seat of Calhoun County, is 20 minutes away and also offers amenities. . The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is a very interesting museum located about 20 minutes northwest in nearby Blountstown located on the other side of the river. Over 17 historic buildings may be toured which feature what life was like settling this North Florida area in the early 1800’s. Call for hours of operation. . The Gulf Coast to the south is only an hour’s drive away. Known as the Forgotten Coast, the pristine sands of St. George Island offer great beach access, public parking, restroom/shower facilities, a state park, along with many restaurants and shops to enjoy. The town of Apalachicola, full of maritime history, features beautiful historic homes and buildings, along with restaurants, shops and boat launches offering great access to the Gulf of Mexico. . Tallahassee is roughly an hour to the east and is Florida’s state capitol and home of Florida State University and Florida A & M University. If you need a small dose of civilization while camping, come visit the many historic locations, museums, and tours, along with great restaurants and shopping. . Wakulla Springs State Park is about 1 hour to the southeast and makes a fabulous day trip, especially on a very hot day! Cool off and swim in one of the deepest freshwater springs in the world, or lounge on the sandy shore under the shade of pine trees. Even a boat tour downstream! The site features a lovely restaurant and has a small museum. Be sure to say hello to “OLD JOE”, the 14-foot-long alligator which is preserved in the lobby. A very enjoyable day indeed. . Florida Caverns Cave Tour in Marianna FL Just take the one-hour drive northwest and you can travel back to pre-historic times as you tour this lime rock cave system full of stalagmites and stalactites. This other-worldly experience is sure to please young and old alike. . Falling Waters State Park in Chipley FL offers Florida's highest waterfall at 73 feet! A beautiful site! . Garden of Eden Trail located 5 miles north of Bristol. A 3.7-mile loop within the 6,295-acre Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve. The canopied trail and the brook culminate with Alum Bluff. After about two hours of ascending and descending, stopping to hear the birds and the cicadas and to marvel at the way the landscape drops sheer into gullies, the land crests at Alum Bluff, almost 200 feet above the Apalachicola River! A theory is that the Garden of Eden was located in this beautiful area. (No dogs, no smoking, no restrooms). . Fort Gadsden Historic Site, located a few miles southwest of Sumatra off of Hwy 65 . FOOD nearby: Check for hours & days of operation which could change/vary: Apalachee Restaurant and Subway, both in Bristol located 15 minutes north. T.J. Market & Citgo Station, located in Lake Mystic, just 8 minutes north, offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, along with gas and the area's only non-ethanal marine gas for boats. Blountstown, 20 minutes away and 5-7 minutes west of Bristol, offers additional restaurants, grocery and hardware stores. . DIRECTIONS: . FOR R.V. SITE 1: . 1. From Bristol, take County Road 12 south to County Road 333, (roughly 10 min.) 2. Veer right onto County Road 333 3. Take County Road 333 to Landing Road, (a red clay road) 4. Turn right onto Landing Road. (The county-issued 911 address is 21103 Landing Road but that puts you to the right of our actual address). See item #5 below 5. Go about 200 yards, and as Landing Road curves right, go straight onto the lime rock driveway instead of curving right 6. Drive straight ahead, passing the first gate to your left, (which is where the R.V. Dump Station is located), and a county water tower on your right. You will arrive at the gated entrance to the property straight ahead 7. Upon entering the gate, continue on the lime rock driveway through the wooded area to the riverfront RV site at the end of the road. You will see a large fire pit with Adirondack chairs, a picnic table, a grill, a bar, a 110v/30/50-amp electrical hookup and water spigot. . FOR R.V. SITES 2 and 3: . The official "911 address", assigned by the county, is 7034 Joe Red Shuler Road NW. When you turn right off of Hwy 333 onto Joe Red Shuler Road, proceed straight. You'll see the double gates straight ahead where the road turns left toward the nearby boat ramp. Go straight, through the gate.
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Sand Between Your Toes

1 site · RV1 acre · Laguna Beach, FL
The property is fenced and gated with a 12 foot gate and gravel driveway for easy pull in. The property is quiet, with a fire pit, electric hook up service for 30 or 50 amp. Sewer, water, Wi-Fi and electric included. The property is within 3 miles of the world's most beautiful beaches, Panama City Beach Florida. We are conveniently located in the heart of it all. The property is approximately 5 minutes to scenic 30A, 5 minutes to Pier Park, 5 minutes to Frank Brown Park.
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Peace at the pond

14 sites · RVs, Tents70 acres · Slocomb, AL
the pond is a fun place to come and have fun tell stories to people and talk about the good ol dayyou can build a fire and fish and do just about any thing you want to ride atv utv and horses cows and sleep away from people if you want to be in the woods by your self plenty of room for all the fun to have while you are here so come and enjoyLearn more about this land: Pitch your tent or bring your camper you will have fun you can bring your 4 wheeler or your horse make sure you have fishing poles and some mud clothes we do have a mud hole that everone likes to play in you can feed the cows or hogs and just follow the walking trails love to cook and have fun this is the place
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The best camping near Falling Waters State Park guide

Overview

About

In the heart of the Florida Panhandle, Falling Waters State Park is home to the state’s tallest waterfall. Towering trees and fern-covered sinkholes surround the boardwalk trail that takes visitors to the gushing 73-foot falls, the roar of which can be heard 100 yards away. The park’s two-acre freshwater lake has a white-sand beach and is suitable for both swimming and fishing for bass, catfish, and bream. Visitors can follow the three short but hilly trails that meander through the park to see native and migrating butterflies. Park or pitch a tent at the 24-site Pine Ridge Campground for an overnight stay.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Reservations can be made at the Florida State Parks website or by phone. Florida residents can make campsite reservations 11 months in advance, while non-residents can make reservations 10 months in advance.
  2. As the campground is fairly small, booking in advance is recommended.
  3. Same-day bookings are not available online, but you can call to see if space is available.
  4. If you can’t secure your preferred dates, keep checking. Spots sometimes open up as others’ plans change.

When to go

Falling Waters State Park is open year-round and is a great spot to visit any time, with temperatures ranging from the low 60s in winter to the 90s in summer. Summer is the busiest season, when campers should make their bookings as far in advance as possible. During the off-season, birders can spot migrating songbirds including the gray-cheeked thrush, blue grosbeaks, and eastern wood-pewees.

Know before you go

  • A Florida fishing license is required to fish on the lake.
  • No lifeguards monitor the park.
  • All pets must be on a six-foot leash and are not allowed in any buildings. 

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