Florida Officials Work to Open Damaged Parks

Portions of Falling Waters State Park, which features Florida’s highest waterfall, reopened Tuesday (Nov. 6) as work continues to clean and repair damages from last month’s Hurricane Michael, the state Department of Environmental Protection said.

The Washington County park sustained facility, boardwalk, road and trail damages in the Oct. 10 storm. The park remains closed to overnight camping, according to

“Florida State Parks staff continue to work as quickly as possible to finish remaining clean-up and repairs,” the state agency said.

Seven other state parks remain closed due to storm damages. The department reported that 31 state parks were affected by the storm.

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