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Milton, FL
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank St0rmy2
Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

This is such a beautiful place. You can fish, swim or even just sit and relax. There is a place to rent little mini boats or paddle boats in downtown Milton on Blackwater. Walk the Heritage trails. Amazing place.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 15, 2019

Good Fishing, Recreational boating and tubing down the upper portion of it. We visit regularly for swimming and fishing.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dave C
Reviewed March 26, 2019

So much nicer than Suwannee river for kayaking. Normal river levels offers many sand bars along the way, which is easy to pull your kayak or canoe up onto for a break or a picnic. It is not a fast moving river, unless at flood...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Patricia M
Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

Scenic clear, tannin-blackened river with varied depths and plenty of sandbars. Saw folks fishing, picnicking, camping, wading as we floated in aluminum canoe (tubes or kayaks available, too) in February. Easy safe float - No rocks or obstructions (a few fallen trees - obvious; low...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rver_AR
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

On a sunny day this is a surprisingly cool place to be during the winter. The water stays pretty warm year round. We will definitely be back during the summer season.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Fred M
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

What more can I say, this is our home and we love ohr tea colored sandy bottom river with all its white sandbars and cool 72 degree year round smooth flowing water

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marty K
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

We heard so many good thinga about this place so we wanted check it out. We went on a nature walk didnt see nothing. Then we went on one of there beaches. It was nice but kinda small for how many people was there. I...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Heather B
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

The Blackwater River is a beautiful river tonfloat. Many sand bars along the route provide ample opportunities to pull over and picnic or sit in the cool water. One of the very popular sections of the Blackwater River is the 8 miles between Bryant Bridge...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank stephenfp
Reviewed June 16, 2018

Cannot say enough about the Blackwater River; it's beautiful and you can have a relaxing time on it, boating, canoeing, kayaking, etc. One of the most beautiful rivers I've seen.

Date of experience: June 2018
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May 15, 2017|
Response from jernigane1 | Reviewed this property |
I think both are fun. Cold creek maybe less traveled. Different every year but either is great!