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Blackwater River

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Tom Selleck wrote a review Aug 2020
Milton, Florida12 contributions1 helpful vote
It’s got many attractions, lots of fish and can hunt on parts of it for deer.many public access points for boating, fishing from shore, kayaking, etc. plus there’s dolphins, and they give you opportunities to photograph them riding your bow. Black bears can be sighted in area around black water, I saw one running from trash can at night on ward basin.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Olli Copperwolf wrote a review Feb 2020
Crestview, Florida93 contributions3 helpful votes
As a child, there would be trips out to this place all the time. It was always great back then and still great now. I can't say much about back then, but I can say some about now. I don't go out there that often these days because it's difficult to get funds just to travel a little ways to it. However, the area I go to is the primitive camping area on Boatramp Road. If you don't know what primitive means, it means no toilets, no electricity hookups, and nothing except nature. Blackwater does provide areas elsewhere that do have these amenities though, but those areas come with fees, whereas the primitive area is free to go to. So, if you plan on trying to keep in touch with the outside world electronically at all, especially if staying a full length of allowed time, have a decent solar charger or a fair amount of batteries/charging banks. You can stay there up to two weeks, but after that you are required to leave. I'm not sure if 2 weeks is the same length for the payed area. Anyway, during that two weeks or fewer days a person is there, the rangers may come out and inspect what you're doing there and all that jazz. The area is also supposed to be alcohol free, but dogs are allowed to be there too. As far as the actual environment goes though, some people still seem to have beer or such out there occasionally, and you may find a bottle or such on occasion, but the area is kept fairly clean. There is also a great peace of being out in nature, especially if it's an extended stay. The trees are beautiful, the river is beautiful and anyone on the river will wave at you if you're just on the shore chillin' even. There are plenty of trails to walk around on too there's just so much land all around to take in. You'll leave feeling very relaxed. Also, as an extra note, there will of course be various animals to look out for, and you need to take basic campsite precautions to avoid problems. Same applies to building any campfires... Make sure you do things right! There are also coyotes that roam around too, especially more noticeable in the evenings. Some may come in to the campsite a bit after everyone has gone to sleep and lights go out. I read somewhere a while back that the current coyotes are technically not full coyotes now, but most of them in the area are a mix of coyote and wolf. I've honestly never experienced a problem with them at all. Just make sure to keep any of your own critters with you wherever you go and when you go to sleep at night too. That should avoid any complications with that as well.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Christie P wrote a review Dec 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
There are so many different places to go and things to do on the Blackwater. Canoe, tube and kayak rentals from different vendors, or you can bring your own and map out your own unique adventure!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Cavu F wrote a review Oct 2019
Charlotte, North Carolina115 contributions40 helpful votes
There is very good kayaking on the Blackwater River. Take the usual precautions regarding wildlife for Florida waters...we didn't see anything threatening in a week of paddling. There are multiple small tributaries/creeks/small rivers that also offer good paddling...just be aware that low water makes these smaller rivers/creeks pretty hard to paddle due to trees/stumps. But there are no rocks...We had a really nice week paddling the area. Adventures Unlimited is a good outfitter, so is Canoe Joe's and there are others also if you want to use them.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Stormy wrote a review Aug 2019
13 contributions2 helpful votes
Love hanging out in kayaks or canoes on the river or just on the beach of the Blackwater. Cool water even in the hot summers. Rarely crowded
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Date of experience: July 2019
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