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Blackwater River State Park

7720 Deaton Bridge Road

A favorite destination for canoeists and kayakers, Blackwater River State Park offers opportunities for a variety of outdoor activities. The river is one of the purest sand-bottom rivers in the nation, making this park a popular place for swimming, fishing, camping, and paddling. Shaded campsites are just a short walk from the river and a picnic pavilion overlooks the river. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy strolling along trails through the more than 600 acres of undisturbed natural communities. In 1980 the park was certified as a Registered State Natural Feature for its exceptional illustration of Florida's natural history. One of the largest and oldest Atlantic white cedars stands among the many that line the river and, in 1982, it was recognized as a Florida Champion tree.

The park offers two nature trails, picnic areas, and 30 campsites.  Campsite amenities include water, electricity (20/30/50 amp), on-site sewer and a bathhouse. 


Jordan McDowell

Friday, May 4, 2018
One of the best Florida State campground we've visited in over 30 years of camping in tents, trailers and motor homes. This park is small compared to most others and the camping area has only about 20 sites, so you have to make reservations early - real early. It is situated in a beautiful old Cypress grove with a trail's end at a white sandy beach on the river. Watch for wildlife everywhere, including gators, on the nature trails. The whole park is clean and friendly. Last time I checked the overnight cost was $22 or so and the day use was about $4. Popular with the locals.

Sarah Kuzma

Monday, May 21, 2018
Great experience at this clean, well maintained park. The river is beautiful and it was a ton of fun kayaking. There is a cool hiking trail that runs along the river for some length, then near a swamp with cypress knees and finally a pine forest. The campsites are excellent and the small size of the campground is inviting.

Toni Hastings

Sunday, March 25, 2018
Beautiful Park! Camping, hiking, fishing, & canoes available for rent. Swim at own risk. Swift current, drop-offs into deep water, and alligators have been seen in the park. Great hiking trails. Didn't catch any fish but had a good time anyway. Loads of beaches along the shores so you can pretty much be on your own.

Anna Maria

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Always love a Blackwater tubing or canoeing trip. Relaxing at your own pace. Plenty of places to beach and swim.

Annie M

Sunday, June 24, 2018
I love the trail I can bring my dog on because its got swamp, water, a small strip of beach and finishes off in a beautiful wooded forest for him to run thru. Sucks I cant bring him on the sandbar or play in the river that runs thru the actual State Park, but the ranger was nice enough to direct us to some nearby water entrances that he was allowed to play at just a few miles away. We've never camped here because the campsites are always full and they don't have too many sites.

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