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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17 Reviews

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Review Count: 102
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 22

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

This park is top notch. The utilities work great. You will need extra hose if your dump is in the rear of your unit. The site has small gravel and the hosts actually rake it to keep it leaf-free and looking good. The sites are wide enough to park your car next to your rig. There is a convenient playground for kids. The camper hosts are quite helpful and friendly. They pick up your trash at your site every day. You get a table, grill, and fire pit at each site. The park is small and tucked in four miles north of Rt 90. We would come back. The only reason I didn't give it a ten is that pull thru sites would be nice for those who tow. Nice park! We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
15-16
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
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: 34
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 12

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

Wow what a beautiful State Park. We only stayed one night but will plan on returning in the future. Fabulous large site. Level, concrete pad and good placement for hook ups. Great communication prior to our arrival. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

The park is located in the Blackwater River State Forest. It's small but very clean and well-equipped. The bathrooms have hand soap and paper towels! That is a pleasant change from empty soap dispensers and hand blowers. The sites are gravel but level and impeccably groomed. Each site has a fire ring and they are cleaned after each camper leaves. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

There are hiking trails and water activities in the river are awesome! Canoe rentals are available (kayaks, tubes, etc. as well). This is rural north FL: don't expect amusement parks or touristy stuff. We loved it.

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful sites, seemingly recently upgraded. Stunning location if you like hiking. Florida Trail across road. We booked site by phone but later found it is easier to use the on-line reservation system as parks are very crowded at this time of year. We would have liked to stay longer. Immaculate level spacious sites. Need your own Internet access. Would have loved to stay here longer. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

Really enjoyed our stay. Checked in on Wednesday afternoon and checked out on Sunday morning. Since we arrived before 4 pm we went straight to our reserved site and then went back to check in between 4 and 6 pm per instructions. Rangers and host were very friendly and helpful. Site was gravel but perfectly level. A few other sites in the campground are concrete. All utilities worked well and roads were in good condition for driving or bike riding. Restrooms were clean. It was quiet the first two nights but louder on weekend nights since the campground was almost full. Good area for biking, canoeing and hiking since it borders the state forest. The park is pet friendly, but pets are not allowed on the beaches inside the park. However, we were able to let our lab swim by driving out to the end of Boat Ramp Rd in the state forest. Milton is less than 15 miles away and is worth the drive just to get donuts and blueberry turnovers from the Milton Bakery. We hope to stay here again. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Blackwater River State Park is a nice, clean, and quiet park in north Florida. The 30 spaces are arranged around two loops with a central bath house between the two loops and a campground host on each loop. The gravel lots were level and well maintained with a built in BBQ grill and a fire ring. The river is just down a very short path. While we were in the park, they were experiencing river flooding so all of the beach areas and boating access areas were underwater. We would like to come back when the river is at a more normal level. Choose this park for a nice quiet camping experience. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

Great State park that is far from the highway and in a very beautiful setting. Great sites with full hookups. The river beach is great and it is just a nice place for a night or for a week. We stayed in site #5 and it was a very wide concrete pad. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Motorhome.

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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: 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: 443
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 104

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: 65
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 1

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: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

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: 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: 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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