Standard (Tent/RV)
Tent Cabin
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Blackwater River
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Water Hookups
30 amp Hookups
50 amp Hookups
Max Length: 45 ft.
Blackwater River is located in Florida
30.709 N
-86.879 W
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18 Reviews of Blackwater River
Peaceful Panhandle State Park

This place is a real gem. Its very relaxing and offers a boat load of activites. There is a playground, a beach and plenty of hiking and biking trails. The Florida trail runs through a portion of the state park. Also, if you have a canoe or kayak it would be put to great use here on the Black Water River. If you brought your bike too an easy self shuttle option would be to use the boat ramp just north if the park and take out right in the park. That would offer around a nice short float to check out the white sand beaches of the river. The sites are really nice and well taken care of, each site having a fire ring, picnic table and grill. All sites are full hook up, but there is also a dump station. The sites are pretty close together. Two bars of Verizon 4G. For one night to cost was $27.40 which included a reservation fee and local taxes.

Perfect weekend getaway

Very well kept! Site 25 was my favorite because of the view and wildlife! Our dogs loved watching the deer! ❤️

Blackwater River State Park, FL

Very nice park. Clean and quiet.

Overnight paddle or bust

I’ve been coming here for years. I haven’t camped at the campsite but I’ve canoe camped along the river. If you do the 23 mile paddle, you will barely see anyone for the first half and you can camp on any beach you please. Awesome trip for a big group, but also amazing if you want a primitive experience by yourself or with a partner. I’ve done both. Bathing in the river after sundown with my partner was fantastic. It’s a very leisurely paddle with mostly flat water, but don’t underestimate the obstacles in the river, especially if you’re in an aluminum canoe and inexperienced at paddling. The second half of the trip is loaded with day-trippers and tube floaters so you’ll definitely want to camp before you reach the halfway mark. Overall it’s a magical place and I highly recommend it.

Nice place, not the quietest.

The site was great. Nice and level no trash. Site was gravel as were most. A few sites are concrete. All spots have full hook ups with both 50, 30, and 20 amp outlets. The bathhouse and grounds were kept clean. Camp host was very nice. Located in dense woods so bugs can be an issue. There is a short trail to the river beach access. There is only 1 trash can and it’s small located in the center of all the sites, that being said the camp host drives around each morning to collect trash. Pet friendly, with a leash of course. Only back in sites, no pull through. Paved roads all the way to camp site. Also, near a Naval helicopter training facility so there is helicopter noise throughout the day and sometimes even into the night.

Great hiking and canoeing!

Took the wife and kids through to test out our canoe. Everyone loved it. Wish we were closer to see it again. Loved the little sandy bends in the river. Should have brought my fishing pole!

Clean, quiet & beautiful.

Very nice campground. Secluded & not many campers when we went (February). Bathrooms were clean & warm.

Beautiful close to home

Beautiful, cold water relaxing

Dark water white sand!

We stayed is site number 28. The sites are rather small and are equipped with table, fire ring, separate grill, clothesline, and some have hammock posts. Sites are gravel. All are full hook up with water, electric, and sewer. Bathrooms were great well stocked and very clean, hot water. Trash gets picked up daily from your site. There are many many trails to walk in this area. The campground has a great boardwalk trail that goes down to a Beach area and the river. There is also a parking area and boardwalk and Beach for day-use visitors. The river is excellent here it is dark clear water with white sandy banks. This park was immaculate everyone was so friendly you can tell they took pride in this park. There was a lot of rain when we went so river levels went way up. We launched kayaks from campground beach but there is also a boat ramp not far. This park is relatively small compared to others. There is not much in area. 30-45 minutes to Pensacola. Dollar general and Piggly wiggly grocery not far from park. Outfitter close to rent kayaks and shuttle on river.

Great sites!

The sites at this park are wonderful! Very relaxing and comfortable place. Very scenic and with water nearby. Great bath houses as well that have fun reading boards full of information.

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