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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+ Only 55+ Only 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
  • Public Phone Public 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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46 Reviews

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

This is one of the cleanest parks we have stayed in! The camp hosts came to our site to see if we needed anything. Our site was easy to get into. There were trails to explore and a nice beach area by the river. I 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
19
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Park was clean and well kept! There was a nice small playground conveniently located and river access was just a short walk away. Lots of wildlife to watch. We did see a 5ft rattlesnake, so be sure to keep watch if you are walking about. Could not believe that I didn't get a single mosquito bite, I usually am a magnet for mosquitos, but there were none to be found!! We planned to stay 2 nights but left early due to a cranky toddler, but I definitely recommend this park. The only downfall was that the ranger station is only open from 5:00pm-7:30pm. They do pick up trash every morning, but it would be nice to have it done in the evening as well, so there isn't trash at the site through the night. The dumpster is far from campsites. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

This little gem of a park is in the middle of a restored Long Leaf Pine and wire grass forest. It is kept impeccably clean by the camp host and I found that even while I was off on a day excursion, our site was raked and blown clean. The sites are very generous in size and have a picnic table, fire pit, and clothes lines.

The Blackwater River runs through the park and we paid the nearby Blackwater Canoe to transport us and our kayaks upriver for a leisurely and beautiful 3 hour trip back to our truck. You can also rent canoes and kayaks from them. If hiking is your thing, there are several short trails that take you down to the river and through the forest. We will definitely be back! We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Even though the park is relatively remote, nearby Milton has everything you need. You must try the Milton Quality Bakery on Hwy 90! It is a diet destroyer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

This is a small well thought out park. Very clean with host family that picks up garbage every morning, rakes sites for next campers, and keeps park very clean. Sites are roomy. even have hammock sites. Small clotheslines and fire rings provided at each site. River has many sandy beaches and there's a nice roadway ro walk or bike. Trails lead along river. Enjoyed our stay very much. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
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:

Nearest large town was MIlton. No laundry on site, which would have made this campground perfect, but loved camping here. Kayak rental available or bring your own....great on the river, which has a nice current.

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Review Count: 110
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 25

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: 39
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 14

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: 103
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 32

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: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Great time in a fantastic park and floating the Blackwater River with our children and grandchildren. Reserve almost a year in advance! No bad sites that I saw. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We knew in advance this site was going to be really tight for trailer AND vehicle, but we made it work with our 27' Jayco TT. We had room to pull the vehicle sideways in front of the trailer. We will definitely return.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 7

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

Small, but well maintained campground! Lots to do! Great location for kayaking and canoeing. There are nature trails and places to bike. There is easy access to Blackwater River and it's sandy beaches for those who want to enjoy a swim or an afternoon in the sun. There is also access to the Florida Trail that passes near the park and a boat ramp for launching a small fishing boat or kayak/canoe. For those who need or want to rent a kayak or canoe, there is an Outfitter about a mile south of the campground. One thing I found disappointing was the number of reserved sites that were not occupied! By our third night, about one third of the 30 sites had no occupants; even though they were reserved! Nice for us; however, there were probably people who were not able to take advantage of this nice state park. One thing you will hear are numerous US Navy training helicopters flying in the area. They generally fly high enough to not be a bother. A surprising thing for a state park (that we've encountered) is that they pick up your trash at your site between 8 and 11 AM daily. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
11 and 22
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
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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: 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: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

One of the best state parks we have ever camped in! The park provides a great opportunity to boat on the Blackwater River, which is one of the best floats in the Gulf South. Park is very well maintained. Sites were level, well drained, and very shady. This was our first time to camp there and we will try to return. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19 in TiTI loop
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Go boating on the Blackwater River. Bring your supplies with you, stores and services can be a timely trip.

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 12

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: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

Beautiful park and our site was spacious, surrounded by tress and foliage. If you are looking for a park with amenities this is not it. If you are looking for peace and quiet this is it. Walked the trails by the pavilions which was interesting. Nice white sand beaches. Canoe and kayak rentals nearby. Some helicopter noise but no big deal. TiTi loop has the best sites- deep with both 30 and 50 amp hookup as well as sewer. Site 25 has the most privacy but also recommend 26,23,21 and 27. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
TiTi
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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