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Address: Milton, FL
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One of the top Florida camping areas.

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Very pretty and scenic overview

While returning from Key West we passed over the Blackwater River. A very pretty and expansive body of water that has a number of interesting things to do. Considerable amount of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Central Louisiana
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Central Louisiana
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253 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While returning from Key West we passed over the Blackwater River. A very pretty and expansive body of water that has a number of interesting things to do. Considerable amount of history here as well to check out.

Thank Greenfrogtrike
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful 5 star state park. Walking trails, lovely campsites, excellent facilities for handicapped. Pretty beach with a boardwalk meandering through the woods to the beach.

Thank J. H
Pensacola, Florida
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31 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We went to go recon Adventures Unlimited and on the way out, found a bridge with river underneath and parked and just went up stream. Super clear and fun for the kiddies with a great way to cool off. We have kayaked some spots but surprisingly low we saw a bunch of kayakers in this part of the river and... More 

Thank Lydia N
Milton, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I live in Milton for 17 years and enjoy the river ever since. Kayaking is a great way to explore the easy flowing and tame river in the Milton area. It has easy public access in different places in Milton, like the Carpenter's park or at Russell Harbor Landing. Kayak rentals are available at Adventures Unlimited or Bob's Canoe. Tubing... More 

1 Thank Irmi P
North Carolina
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Good selection of seafood and steaks, full bar, good IPA on draft. Historic building, friendly staff. Have nice music also.

Thank saskin
Ocoee, Tennessee
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Blackwater River is the only pristine sand river in the U.S.! Because of the uniqueness, and the peace and quite, we had a great time. We stopped to take pictures, eat and swim a few times. We took the day trip (through Blackwater Canoe rentals $25 pp) during the week after school started. We saw 2 men fishing from the... More 

1 Thank today1111
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Great river to canoe or fish on. Very clean water, with lot's of sandbars upstream. Very busy on weekends and during the summer. You can tie up in the middle of Milton and have Lunch. It quite long and runs into Blackwater Bay and ultimately the Gulf of Mexico. If you want to float a raft, you would be better... More 

Thank Frank P
Pensacola, Florida
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253 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Not a big suprise, but you will find a large number of boats, in a small section of the river, most of which has the typical redneck yelling, hey ya'll watch this. There is very little courtesy shown to small boats and kayaks, in fact from what we experienced, it appears that some of the power boats intertionally try to... More 

Thank newjade
Milton, Florida, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Milton River walk on the Blackwater River is a wonderful way to wrap up an evening. Often, there is music resonating over the water.

Thank JaniceNelson
Tallahassee, Florida, USA
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48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The campground is small, clean and well maintained. The rangers and employees are present and helpful. We stayed in site 2. They are gravel pads but just bring a tarp and an air mattress. There was everything from tents to huge class A RVs. The bathrooms were clean without lines. The employees drive around and collect the trash in the... More 

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