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Blackwater River State Recreation Area

Near MILTON, FL, Pensacola, FL
+1 850-623-0235
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We came to the park to end out kayaking trip. We left one vehicle here and took the other up river... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2016
Patience E
White Springs, Florida
via mobile
Must see adventure!

This is the only white sand, black water combo in the country! It is absolutely stunning and so... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2016
Amber S
Pensacola, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“canoe trip” (6 reviews)
“black water” (5 reviews)
“sand bars” (4 reviews)
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Near MILTON, FL, Pensacola, FL
+1 850-623-0235
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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We came to the park to end out kayaking trip. We left one vehicle here and took the other up river. The river is dark water, but it provides several sand bars for swimming. I live the picnic area. Showers and pavilions are available. Great...More

Thank Patience E
Reviewed 20 May 2016

This is the only white sand, black water combo in the country! It is absolutely stunning and so much fun. They offer tube, kayak, and canoe rentals with drop off and pick up points. You can spend a couple hours to a whole day exploring...More

Thank Amber S
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This has great areas for camping and the river tubing is a blast. This is a great way to get the family away from cell phones and video games. The river is for the most part clean and worry free. It is a relatively inexpensive...More

Thank Lau57rin
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Several places to rent canoes, kayaks or inner toobs; I would suggest Adventures Unlimited for rentals. Be prepared for a drive but worth the trip.

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Beat the heat instantly by jumping in the Blackwater river! Rent a cabin or camp site and enjoy an evening listening to frogs and crickets and owls hooting in the background! Get up early and catch a canoe trip down the river for several hours...More

2  Thank Diane and B
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

If you like water and kayaking or canoeing you should rent a canoe and go for it. River is not wild at all so can have nice weekend with family and kids.

Thank Paja S
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Campground with hiking trails, cabins, forest and wildlife. The river offers a sand bottom, tubing, kayaking.

Thank 387indy
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Really, really a nice park. Safe, secluded and quiet. Nice hiking and bicycle trails. Off the beaten path. Get groceries long before the park as there is no grocery shopping for miles. Fellow campers were friendly and the campsites are well cared for. We enjoyed...More

Thank Pat T
Reviewed 13 February 2016

We stayed 4 days with our kids lots to see and do here , in this area but also a great place to just relax...we will be returning again and again it has become a favorite.

Thank Sissy M
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.

Thank Britny B
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11 June 2016|
Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
Do not know; To be sure give the company a phone call.
Eileen S
25 March 2015|
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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