Blackwater River State Park

Holt, Florida


7720 Deaton Bridge Rd
Holt, Florida 32564
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Sites: 30
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 30.711705
Longitude: -86.880045

Elevation: 36' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi no
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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52 Reviews

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent park, quiet, well spaced sites with tree privacy. Minimal leveling on the pea gravel. Great sandy beaches on the river. Bathroom and showers were spotless. Campground host very friendly. Gate closes at 5pm. Call mid afternoon to get code if you are checking in late. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a small Campground as far as sites go. We stayed at this park as a overnight too and from our trip to Louisiana. Sites are nicely graveled sites. Sites are gravel base, each has W/E/S, outdoor grill, firepit and picnic table. Camp check was easy and very friendly ranger. Host on the campground takes pride in the camping area. The bathrooms were spotless, host wife cleans the restrooms and never heard a complaint from anyone about it being dirty. Plenty of hot water in the showers, nice clean toilet, showers and nice shower heads. We did not explore the whole park as we were here for one night going and one night coming but would definitely keep this on our books to stay again if we travel that way. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderful state park. Very private sites and extremely clean. Lots of great walking trails. New bathhouse. Cable TV would make it just about perfect. This was our second trip here and we would certainly stay here again. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 214
States Visited: 55
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Very family friendly state park. Nice site, though not as shady as other state parks. The river is clean and they have an outfit out of the park where you can rent tubes, canoes, and kayaks. Lots of swimming places. Would stay here again. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice small, quiet, park. Most sites have gravel surface but a few spaces are concrete for handicap access. The park is well manicured by friendly staff. All spaces have full sewer hookups even though this is not specified on Reserveamerica.com. The staff picks up your trash every day at your camp site. Good AT&T cell service. I had difficulty getting a Direct TV shot through the trees on the south side of the Titi loop. Other sites were more open with better satellite access but offered less shade. It’s a short walk to the Blackwater River from the campground which was great for floating on tubes or just sitting in and relaxing and cooling off. We had a wonderful time and plan to visit again. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for one night with 3 small children - wish it could have been for longer! This is a beautiful park that is well maintained. The host was super friendly, even offered to help us back into the site. We stayed in site 25, perfect length (we didn't need to disconnect our 35' trailer) with lots of privacy. Playground was great for my 3 and 5 year olds. Wish we could have explored the trails and beaches, but we didn't have time. Definitely a good value - just need to make sure you reserve early for this gem of a park. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Classic quietness can be had here, 10 out of 10. Five minute walk to river beach. Two loops, one surrounds play area and the other is very quiet. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 443
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 95

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a charming campground of two loops set in the forest with the Blackwater River a five minute walk away. Sites are very nice and level. There are even clotheslines at each site. Bathrooms are spotless. Sites are set in the forest and well shaded. You can walk to the river and sit on the white sand or just sit in the river and talk to those tubing or canoeing by. River is one of the purest sand bottom rivers in the world where one finds sandbars and places to stop and swim all along it. The Florida birding and canoe trail goes through here. It is beautiful. One should reserve because only half the sites were filled on this Thursday night but the campground was considered full because all the sites were reserved for the weekend. Other campers told us that weekends and all through the summer this campground is full. Outfitters will take you 11 miles upstream to canoe or tube downstream and meet you at a bridge just below the campground. Price for tubing was reasonable. You can also rent a canoe for all day or three days and canoe the whole trail through this park of 31 miles and camp on the sandbars. We were so glad that we came here even for just one night but would need two to really enjoy the tubing or canoeing on the river. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean and newly renovated park with fine rock sites, well spaced. Has a friendly host. Located near Blackwater river for swimming and canoes. Has many trees. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 120
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: January, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent a very pleasant two weeks In this very pretty and clean campground. This was our second stay here. Finding full hookups in a state park is wonderful! The hosts also provide trash pickup every morning! The only thing that would make it better would be laundry facilities. You have to contend with the military training helicopters flying over on a regular basis but you get used to them. Check before coming in the spring as they frequently burn the pine forest In the park. Due to several rains during our two weeks we didn't have to deal with the smoke but it could be a problem for some people. Plenty of hiking trails and it was a good bicycling area. We'll be back again some day! We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 65
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great site and the best State Park we have stayed at in Florida. Our site was large (concrete though some are gravel). Has full services and excellent bathrooms and showers. We would definitely stay here again. Located 12 miles form I-10 (from the east) and about 6 miles from I-10 (from the west). Great walks, canoeing , beaches and river swimming. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Blackwater River State Park continues to impress. The staff and volunteers do a great job maintaining this park making it one of the best in the state. The trail system takes you along the Blackwater River for some really nice views and picture taking opportunities. The river is very popular with kayakers and you can sit on the white sand beaches for hours watching them paddle by. A mostly quiet campground until the peace is broken by barking dogs whose inconsiderate owners fail to control. The rangers should evict campers who tie up their dogs outside then leave for day. Other than that we had a great time at Blackwater. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the nicest RV parks I have ever stayed at! Everything was beautiful and well kept. Lots of room between sites. The only thing I didn't like was the helicopters that flew over frequently but this is out of the parks control and wasn't that big of a deal. If you are looking for a place to stay this is definitely a premier RV park. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is a gem. Everything about our weekend at Blackwater River S.P. was excellent. The site was spotless upon our arrival. The restrooms were the cleanest we've ever seen in a campground be it private or state. This is a small park so traffic was rare. Children ran around enjoying themselves during the day but there was absolute peace at night. We brought our kayaks, as did many other campers, and enjoyed a slow, 8 mile trip from Bryant Bridge to the north ending at Deaton Bridge in the park. The river is marked letting you know when you're entering the state park. We encountered many groups with tubes, canoes, and kayaks and everyone was friendly. The beaches along the river (including the ones associated with the park) are white sand and perfect for a day in the water. The camp host is to be commended for his work in keeping Blackwater one of the nicest state parks we've visited. Looking forward to the completion of the trail bridge so it can be reopened to the public. As I sit typing this review I'm trying to think of anything that might be considered a negative. I'm at a loss. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

My family and I have camped here several times this summer and have yet another spot reserved in September. The fees for all state parks increased from 12 to 22 dollars but we feel this campground is well worth it! They are still renovating the walk way from the campground to the river so until it's done you'd have to use the Main Trails to get here. Bike riding, hiking and walking are the main things to do at this campground besides canoeing or tubing. Both are lots of fun! The river is cool and refreshing on a hot Florida day. The campsites themselves are graveled, many equipped with clothes lines, fire pits and a grill. Some of the sites are very short so when you make your reservation be sure to look at the site length before hand. We'll definitely be camping here again! We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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