Black Water River


4.33 out of 5
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A favorite destination for canoeists and kayakers, Blackwater River offers opportunities for a variety of outdoor recreation. The river is one of the purest sand-bottom rivers in the nation, making this park a popular place for swimming, fishing, camping, and paddling. Shaded campsites are just a short walk from the river, and visitors can enjoy a picnic at a pavilion overlooking the river. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy strolling along trails through undisturbed natural communities. In 1980 the park was certified as a Registered State Natural Feature for possessing exceptional value in illustrating the natural history of Florida. Atlantic white cedars line the river and one of them was recognized in 1982 as a Florida Champion tree, one of the largest and oldest of its species. Located 15 miles northeast of Milton, off U.S. 90.
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Posted by: Mongoose on July 29, 2009
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    Campground Activities

    Swimming, Tubing, Fishing, Canoeing & Kayaking, Nature Trails

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    Camping Fees

    $20 per/night

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    Reviews of Black Water River

    Reviewed by KatNipp on December 29, 2014

    (1 out of 1 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    Drove through to get a glimpse of camping area for future visits, but did not stay here. Camping area looks very nice and well shaded.

    We stayed elsewhere and daytripped on the Blackwater River. It was AWESOME! We had so much fun canoeing the river and stopping off at sandbars for swims. We even took the dog, and he loved it.

    I highly recommend this nice and easy, calm, clean river trip.
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    Reviewed by gusto on November 23, 2011

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    Great overnight canoe trips!
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    Reviewed by Mongoose on July 29, 2009

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    Very nice campground with great scenery for FL. Park staff was very helpful and facilities clean. Nature trails were a plus for us.
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    Black Water River 4.33 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.

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