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Blackwater River State Recreation Area

Near MILTON, FL, Pensacola, FL
+1 850-623-0235
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Truly well worth the 45 minute drive from Pensacola Beach for an few hour outting of Kayaking... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Stuart, Florida
Canoe Trip Is a Must

Blackwater River is the coolest spot in July and August in the Milton area. Tube and canoe trips... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Crestview, Florida
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Home to one of the purest sand-bottom rivers in the world, this 200,000-acre park offers canoeing, camping and nature trails.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“canoe trip” (6 reviews)
“sand bars” (4 reviews)
“hiking trails” (4 reviews)
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Near MILTON, FL, Pensacola, FL
+1 850-623-0235
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Truly well worth the 45 minute drive from Pensacola Beach for an few hour outting of Kayaking enjoying Florida Nature. Will return to do the 11 mile trip Truly Old Florida

Thank tmbt2015
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Blackwater River is the coolest spot in July and August in the Milton area. Tube and canoe trips are popular. River bends allow for cooling off in the shade of the trees. There are plenty of sand bars in the sun for a picnic break...More

1  Thank pamelagay2015
Reviewed 19 July 2017

...because although it was one of the best experiences during our trip thru all East-Coast and the place is definitely way too underrated...then maybe it should stay this way because everybody knows what happens if there will be too many tourists. Usually the consequences will...More

Thank GianfrancoFerre
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Easy to rent a kayak or bring your own water craft and enjoy some time on peaceful waters filled with wildlife.

1  Thank Helen K
Reviewed 5 April 2017

If you love playing on the water; you'll love going here. All sorts of water play. Great for all ages.

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Wonderful place for canoeing,kyaking, kiking, swimming, camping, and tubing. Would reccomend this place to anyone.

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We went as a family for a day of tubing down the river. Water was cool for the heat of summer so it was nice. Even though the park had lots of cars the river was quiet and we could really enjoy our time on...More

2  Thank Ted V
Reviewed 4 September 2016

There are plenty of places to visit in this area whether you prefer nice, cultivated camp grounds or primitive areas. Hiking trails, lakes to swim in, rivers to tube, kayak or canoe in... a wonderful place to take the family.

Thank Delia S
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Traveled with my husband and kids (10 and 15). My 15 yr old son went for the kayak while the 3 of us canoed down the river. It is a self guided tour, at your own pace. I would recommend getting there early so you...More

Thank Steph2311
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Had a great time with the hubby and our fur baby canoeing down the river. I was so surprised they were okay with pets! That's so hard to find.

Thank whitewolf936vt
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11 June 2016|
Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
Do not know; To be sure give the company a phone call.
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25 March 2015|
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Response from Lindsey M | Reviewed this property |
There are various companies that you can rent canoes or inner tubes from. The company we used has you park in their parking area and then you take a quick ten minute bus ride down to the river bank where your canoes and... More