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Blackwater River State Recreation Area

Near MILTON, FL, Pensacola, FL
+1 850-623-0235
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I go kayaking down Blackwater River about 1-2 times a year. It's a great family activity or fun for... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2016
Britny B
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Florida Panhandle, Florida
Unfortunate weather in a very nice campground

We camped five nights at this really nice campground. It rained 3 of 5 of those days. Two of... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2016
christopherM8134MB
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North Charleston, South Carolina
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Home to one of the purest sand-bottom rivers in the world, this 200,000-acre park offers canoeing, camping and nature trails.
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Near MILTON, FL, Pensacola, FL
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Reviewed 8 January 2016

I go kayaking down Blackwater River about 1-2 times a year. It's a great family activity or fun for a spontaneous date.

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Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

We camped five nights at this really nice campground. It rained 3 of 5 of those days. Two of three roads in and out of the park were flooded and closed, hiking trails and walkway to the river was flooded. Our site was large, away...More

Thank christopherM8134MB
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Reviewed 18 September 2015

Very fun and relaxing to float down the river. It is especially fun when you bring a big group of friends with you.

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Reviewed 14 September 2015

We canoe this river every few years and it's always been a joy. The solitude and gentle river flow make it an easy trip for the novice.

1  Thank ColoradoDoc
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

Love black water. It's quiet and tubing on it is awesome. Highlights of my summers. Look forward to black water every year. Used to go camp out there with the horses. So much fun

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Reviewed 5 September 2015

We stayed here on our way to Pensacola. The park is great and camping was wonderful. We took our kids out on the river for a canoe trip. The water is sooo clear. Will definitely return here for a longer trip.

2  Thank UCF_Shipper
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

A warm sunny day floating carelessly down the lazy river makes you forget all the issues you may be experiencing. Forget the high prices to rent a canoe ($50 per person but mandatory charge for 2 people so $100 - umm no) float down the...More

1  Thank justneedtogetaway
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Reviewed 15 July 2015

We took the 2 hour canoe trip and it was very reasonable in price....It is a little confusing....After you find it you pay for which of the trips you desire to take....then drive down the road about a mile the turn right where they have...More

2  Thank nukum
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Reviewed 13 July 2015

This park is off the beaten path. Had I known it was such a distance from I-10 I may have decided to stay elsewhere since we were on a time schedule to travel further west. We were only there for one night but this is...More

Thank SarahMTaylor
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

Great camping experience. Group cabins, Bunk house dining, hot showers. River access. Canoes and kayaks available.

Thank William W
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Response from Lindsey M | Reviewed this property |
There are various companies that you can rent canoes or inner tubes from. The company we used has you park in their parking area and then you take a quick ten minute bus ride down to the river bank where your canoes and... More
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