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Blackwater River

Address: Milton, FL
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Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Milton
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping
Owner description: One of the top Florida camping areas.
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping
Owner description: One of the top Florida camping areas.
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Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Beautiful river. Used Blackwater Canoe Rental and did the short trip (4 miles). Took 4 hours (made lots of stops). Great service. Went with my husband and two kids (10 and 6). We fit comfortably in one canoe. Bring seat cushions and a hat, the sun really beats down. We brought snacks and enjoyed it on one of the numerous... More 

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Milton, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Besides the park, there is a river walk which features a veterans memorial. Also, the Blackwater Cafe is a block away and offers a great variety of menu items.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a very nice park, with lots of little nature trails. We enjoyed spending the day hiking and geocaching, taking in the view!

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Crestview, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Milton is one of those small, historic communities that boasts a beautiful view of the Blackwater River. The Riverwalk, park, and Veteran's park is a very nice place to relax, reflect, and take in the fresh air. There's also a very interesting small Railroad Museum in the area, which is free of charge and very informative. They even have a... More 

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Bonifay, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

The sites are wonderful. We found them better than the Disney sites to stay at. Gravel level with full hook ups. We camp a lot and we're very impressed with the whole campground. We will be back and suggest anyone to go there.

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Baker, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I love Blackwater River, although I am biased because I was raised here. Its awesome because there are so many places along the river to stop and camp, swim, fish, barbeque, canoe, tube, kayak and much much more.

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Milton, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

Whenever people think of the Rivers in Milton Fl.They often confuse The Big Coldwater Creek with Blackwater River.Both are free flowing and both offer white sand beaches.Both start in the State Forest so have little development .Both offer a quality river float experience,but Coldwater Creek is clearer and slightly faster flowing.Coldwater Creek is a tributary to its larger cousin.The well... More 

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Palm City, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I am considering relocating to the River from Sunny Southeast, Florida where I have lived all my life. There is still reasonably priced water front land there. The River is not polluted. In minutes in either direction you can fish or play in the River or Blackwater Bay. Lots of weekender locations. Minutes off of I-10 but off the beaten... More 

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Florida
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108 reviews 108 reviews
45 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Blackwater River is just a wonderful place to enjoy so many things. Whether it be for just a leisurely boat ride, fishing, skiing, wake boarding, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, or swimming, you can have a wonderful time. The beaches further North on it are beautiful white sand and large enough for a number of families to enjoy picnicking or building... More 

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Milton, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have gone with my sister and brother-in-law on their Pontoon boat and really enjoyed the Blackwater River. We would stop at different spots to swim and just cool off. This is really relaxin and a lot of fun.

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