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Blackwater River State Recreation Area

Address: Near MILTON, FL, Pensacola, FL
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Ranked #16 of 42 Attractions in Pensacola
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping, Hiking
Owner description: Home to one of the purest sand-bottom rivers in the world, this 200,000-acre park offers canoeing...
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping, Hiking
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Home to one of the purest sand-bottom rivers in the world, this 200,000-acre park offers canoeing, camping and nature trails.

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Pensacola, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

If you want to get out of town and back to nature this is a great place to go camping and to get your feet wet. The Blackwater river is a great place to kayak and tube.

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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A large group of us rented canoes and had a great lazy day floating down the river, stopping at various sand bars, and swinging on the rope swing. We decided to do the longer of the two distances available and I wouldn't recommend it with small children, by the end of the day we were all pretty fried. They also... More 

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Milton, Florida, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

On a hot day it's nothing like tubing down the black water and seeing the sights from the river. So pack a lunch and some drinks and head out for the day.

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Hancock, Mi
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Rented tubes from Blackwater Canoe Rental and took our group tubing down the river! I can't think of a better way to spend a morning in the Pensacola area! The river was high so it was a very "active" ride .... Had to keep from going into the bushes.

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Milton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We have been a few times and live not too far away. Cool river to go explore, go past the state park and over a bridge there are some parking spots with sandy areas like a beach but swimmers and floating and boating oh my. We have played at the beach area once checking it out and then took the... More 

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is canoeing & camping at its best, Cool clear moving water, Beautiful sandbars to set up campsites or just have a picnic & swim.... Loved it!!!

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Pensacola, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Check out the Blackwater River Restaurant and Wine Tasting Area for a taste of excellence in Milton, Florida (the South's modern Mayberry RFD!!!) The Veterans Memorial near the Promenade (Carriage Rides) is outstanding. Buy a brick for the Veterans in your family! Known for its canoes, hunting, and trails -- the Blackwater River brought wealth and prominence to Milton as... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We came here in January and really enjoyed the sandy bottom river, exotic vegetation and and solitude. It's a great place for a 2 day canoe trip as there are many fine locations to pitch tents on the small bluffs or sandy islands next to the river. It's only an hour or so from the beach, so it's possible to... More 

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The sites are clean, level, large and not close to other sites at all. Lots of walking trails and sandy beaches with clear cold water.

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Pensacola, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Blackwater has a little something for everybody. The Blackwater River, and Coldwater Creek are super for canoeing and there are outfitters that are eager to help you get going. There is a series of zip lines that take you over some really pretty parts of the park. There are some cabins that have a wide range of comfort levels and... More 

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