Florida has more than 150 state parks. Three of the more unusual and scenic parks are located in the northwestern part of the state.
Blackwater River State Park
Activities at Blackwater include camping, picnicking, fishing, nature trails, boating, and canoeing. This 590-acre park is located in Holt, Florida. The Blackwater River has one of the purer sand-bottom rivers in the world.
Ponce de Leon Spring State Park
Activities within this park include fishing, nature trails, picnicking, and swimming. Numerous springs are found within the park.
The main spring in the park is created through the merging of two flows from a limestone cavity. These two flow produce more than 14 million gallons of crystal clear water daily.
Falling Waters State Park
This park is located in Chipley, Florida. The park derives its name from one of Florida's more notable geological features: a 67-foot waterfall.
It also is known for the Falling Waters Sink. The sink is a 100-foot deep, 20-foot wide cylindrical pit. Into the pit flows a small stream, which drops 67 feet to the bottom of the sink. The destination of the water is not yet known.