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
  • 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
  • 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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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground was very clean with level, gravel sites outlined with timber rails. I was impressed that the sites each had a clothes line, lit electrical box, water, and sewer. We stayed in site 10 which had plenty of room for our family of 6. The beaches in the swimming area have been covered with clean, white sand and you can see the bottom in the location our kids were swimming at. The only drawback was that the boardwalk from the campsites to the swimming area is being added / renovated so we drove around to the swimming area instead of trudging through the mud. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 180
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful, tidy campground of spacious, level, newly graveled sites amidst pine & deciduous woodlands. A few sites relatively private, with woods on all sides; some sites close together or back up to other sites, with only a wooden rail between. Bathhouse newer, reached by boardwalk; tiled, very clean. River has fishing, tubing (just outside the park) and swimming areas; nature trails available, though they were flooded when we were there. Road into the park can be flooded at times after heavy rain. Very peaceful - no road noise - but there are Navy helicopters flying over at all times of day (and sometimes after dark), due to a nearby training facility. Park charges a daily admission fee of $3 but this is included in camping fee, no extra charge to registered campers. Park is isolated, with only very small towns nearby, and there are no stores within the park. Campground host & rangers friendly & helpful. We would have loved to stay a week or more! We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: January, 2009 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

As noted below Site 11 is very big. However, sites 12, 13, and 14 are very closely spaced. In fact, 12 and 13 are very close to each other and pretty short. Except for walking along the nature trail, and I guess inner tubing with the alligators, there ain't nothing' to do here! A great place to just relax and do nothing. But don't expect there to be a lot of nature to enjoy. The nature trail is pretty short, though the hike through the various pavilions over the blackish-clear waters is beautiful. The closest convenience store is several miles away. Park was very clean. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 131
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: December, 2008 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are definitely big rig friendly. Except for three concrete ones near the bathhouse the sites are gravel. All are level. Ample space between each especially 19 – 29. Paved access roads with no overhanging limbs to dodge. There is a small playground, hiking trails and nearby canoe rentals. Lots of tall trees so there may be some lack of satellite reception depending on the site. The overflow is a looped paved road/parking area that makes for a nice place to do a boondock over night if you are self-contained. I downgraded a point for lack of a laundry, but this is one of the nicest state park campgrounds I’ve been in. It was completely full with some overflow. Best to make a reservation. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: December, 2008 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Camped in site #11. Site was huge! This park has recently reopened after a major rehab. The showers were not available all weekend because the tile was curing so did not use them. BH was very clean. All sites have stand up grill, fire ring, and 20/30/50 amp and sewer on them. Our site we could hear a small stream behind the site, very relaxing. Playground in Magnolia loop right across from our site. Rangers put trash at the front of the sites. Swimming is available in the Blackwater River and is very cold and clean. We tried to hike the trails but there had been a recent rain and all of them had portions underwater so no full access to them. Relatively close to Pensacola(30 miles) but BWR is out in the country so bring whatever you need. There is a canoe outfitter down the road that arranges trips. We saw deer at night as well as heard other animals but did not see them. Rangers are not stationed in check in location until late afternoon. Drive in and park in your site and come back later to check in. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 123
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: March, 2006 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

This is truly one of Florida's best campgrounds. The sites are spacious, woodsy, have lots of privacy, and are really quiet. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2005 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here so we'd be close to the Blackwater River, which runs VERY close to the campground. To my knowledge, there are no sites ON the river, but they are within a five minute walk. We came for the express purpose of running a section of the river from Bryant Bridge to Deaton Bridge. We camped in a pop-up with two other couples who also had pop-ups. First, the rating of a 5 should not be misconstrued as bad. It was OK for us, but some might not like it. The camping loops are on dirt/sand roads so there is quite a bit of sand that will get tracked into your RV. Having said that, it IS Florida. The sites are large enough, but some are larger than others. This is true in most campgrounds. The bathrooms were clean and usable. One toilet did get stopped up one morning. When I came back in the afternoon, it had been unstopped and cleaned. The bathrooms are not heated though. There was a small playground for children. No pool. If you have kids, they can certainly play in the river. It's clean and shallow. As far as staying multiple days though, your kids would really need to be content with nature. There is nothing else to do. For that matter, it's the same with adults. Unless you are canoeing/kayaking the river or doing some minor hiking that's available you'll be bored. So anyway, this is a good place to stay to run the river. Just don't expect more than a place to stay. And one other caveat. We stayed here in the off season. I have been told that it is a total zoo in the summer. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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