9.2 Excellent
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Blackwater River State Park

Holt, Florida


7720 Deaton Bridge Rd
Holt, Florida 32564
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 30
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 30.71171
Longitude: -86.88005

Elevation: 36' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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15 Reviews

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

All the reviews are accurate - it's a beautiful park, well maintained, great staff. Definitely paddle the Blackwater River. HOWEVER - There's a naval air station training field next door. We had loud, low flying helicopters overhead from 7am to past midnight, constantly. We travel to parks to get away from the city noises, not to tour them. This went on for all three days of our visit. Another gripe - the campsites are nearly all 90 degrees off the narrow roads, which means backing into them can be a challenge. We had site 18 reserved, but after 20 minutes of trying, there was no way I was going to successfully back my 32' 5th wheel into it due to the 90 degree turn, trees and garbage cans close to the opposite side of the road that prevented me from having the maneuvering room needed. We were able to get into site 12. (If you have a really big rig, site 11 appears to be the longest). Nice park, nice trails and river - but if you're trying to get away for peace and quiet, this may not be the park for you. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Interior Roads
Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
Tips for other Campers:

Paddle the Blackwater River

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Review Count: 93
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

This amazing state park is about 10 miles off Interstate 10 and is well worth the drive. The area is covered with pines and other foliage and the park includes walking trails and a beautiful river. The level sites are extra large gravel base with conveniently-placed utilities including sewer. We were able to park our 39-foot fifth wheel and tow vehicle in the eady to back in spot with without unhooking. Despite significant rain during our stay our site remained dry. We had excellent OTA television reception. Verizon and Sprint were somewhat limited but within the acceptable range. We wish we would have had more time to explore the park and we would definitely stay here again. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

You can leave the park and access Highway 10 East East off of Highway 90 in the town of Holt. This prevented us from having to backtrack. The river is shallow and on a hot day would be perfect for relaxing.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This is one of the nicest, cleanest parks we've ever stayed in. Nearly all the sites are big-rig friendly due to the wide, paved roads and generous site widths. Sites are level gravel (three closest to the restroom are paved) and the hosts rake them and clean out the BBQ and fire pit before each new arrival. The restrooms were immaculate and fully stocked. Most sites don't have much shade until late afternoon The park is a bit remote but has a playground and nice river with white sandy beaches. The cost per night was only $20 plus a $6.70 reservation fee and approximately 9% tax; four nights totaled $95.90. AT&T was a bit weak with only one to two bars but our hot spot worked okay. The two adjacent loops are similar in size and share a single restroom with the playground located in the center of Magnolia Circle. Camp hosts pick up trash bags each mornings between 8 and 10 and haul them to a dumpster that we didn't see. We stayed in site 11 which is about 25' wide and probably 70' deep! We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
11 Magnolia Circle
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We enjoyed visiting Gulf Island National Seashore and Fort Pickens.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

I cannot say enough how beautiful this park is. Wide sites, full hookups, clean rest rooms, friendly people. Verizon cell and data is good. No WiFi or cable. Satellite is a challenge, but there are a number of OTA channels. We have never seen a state park this nice. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Great CG, lots to do and return to nice, safe CG. River was great, close to beach, shopping and outstanding fishing. Outstanding layout and good site upkeep. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Beaches, shopping, touring, great seafood, supplies, all within 20 miles

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

This small park is a hidden treasure. The level, gravel sites are generously wide and full hook-ups were well maintained. Hiking trails were will marked and loaded with interesting views. The park is only about 45 minutes from The Emerald Coast, always worth the short drive. This would be our first choice whenever in this area. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to make the short trip to Destin - absolutely beautiful beaches. The quaint little town of Milton was a fun excursion and had all of the things we needed for a longer stay, such as a nice grocery store and laundry.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

We camped on site 19 which was a handicap site next to bathhouse. The total park is small, with a couple short hiking trails and swimming in the Blackwater River. It is quiet, in the middle of nowhere. Milton Florida is about a 20 minute drive where there is a Walmart. Most sites are a nice pea stone gravel and level. There is also a boat access. Just up the road you can rent a canoe or kayak. Be prepared to hear a lot of Air Force helicopters overhead, what I call "The Sound of Freedom." The camp host sells firewood and does a great job keeping the bath facilities clean. Although a nice park, I doubt we will return. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the Armament museum at Elgin Air Force Base.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This is the first time that we have camped here and we loved it! First of all, it's full hookup for only $20 a night. I always like to use the showers if possible just to check them out. They were the best showers that I've used at a state park. Clean and plenty of room. The sites are pea gravel and level, with picnic table, fire pit and clothesline. After someone leaves a site, the campground host rakes the site to level it back out. There are a couple hiking trails. Access to one of them is in the campground and the other about half a mile away. The river is famous for canoeing and kayaking. If you don't have your own canoe or kayak, there is an outfitter about a mile and a half down the road. The park is 12 miles off Interstate 10. The closest grocery and gas is in Milton, about 15 miles away. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
22 Titi Loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Canoeing and kayaking is great! There is a Walmart in Milton which is about 15 miles away.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

This Florida State Park was more like a resort. Friendly staff, campground host and other campers. Paved roads. Large graveled sites with nice picnic tables and grill and fire pits. Well maintained. Site garbage pickup every morning and evening. Private beach for campers separate from day visitors. Blackwater River which the park is located on is great. The host will even take you up river so you can tube down. We will be back! We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade, Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Hiking, biking, swimming, tubing. Great place to just relax. Close to Pensacola with many things to see and do.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful State Park, rangers and camp hosts very helpful. Paved roads with level fine gravel sites. FHU's are well placed and work well. We had to maneuver a bit to back a 42' toy hauler into site #26, but it was doable. We were able to find Dish network satellites after moving our portable dish onto our roof (Superbowl weekend), but all sites have beautiful pines and are not very satellite friendly. Verizon voice service was fine, data was erratic but usable. Dog friendly with usual leash and building restrictions, excellent walking paths along river and around lakes. Restrooms were extremely clean. About 10 miles to grocery and fuel. Daily trash pickup at site. Host rakes and cleans sites after each use. Minor issue: close proximity to heliport, daytime noise can be annoying. We will stay here again. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

What a nice surprise this park was. Full hook ups, good electric, clean level sites. The town is 10 miles away with all the shopping you can use. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 3

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

Very well kept park. All sites are clean, your garbage is picked up daily and the staff is very friendly. There are several places to swim within the park. The water was very clean and cold. On a hot August day, that's just what we needed. Sites were easy to get in/out of, hook ups were updated and nice new gravel at each site. Our cell reception/internet was very spotty. We were impressed with this park and the ranger. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

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

This is a beautiful park among pine trees, very quiet. Large sites, clean and well kept, easy biking. There is a sandy beach within walking distance by the river and you can rent canoes and kayaks nearby. Nice walking trails and pavilions that you can rent for large functions. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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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: 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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