Blackwater River State Park - Milton, Florida
A favorite destination for canoeists and kayakers, Blackwater River State Park offers opportunities for a variety of outdoor activities.The river is one of the purest sand-bottom rivers in the nation, making this park a popular place for swimming, fishing, camping, and paddling. Nature enthusiasts will also enjoy strolling along trails through the more than 600 acres of undisturbed natural communities. In 1980 the park was certified as a Registered State Natural Feature for its exceptional illustration of Florida’s natural history.
The campground consists of thirty sites nestled among towering Longleaf pine, Magnolia trees, and our Atlantic white cedar. The Magnolia loop features a playground that is easily viewed from most of the sites in the loop. The sites range from fully shaded to sunny. A playground is available for the kids. From the campground, the Juniper Lake Trail opens up to the unspoiled beauty of the Blackwater River for hikers, beachgoers, and anglers. Pets are also welcome in designated areas.
Canoeing and Kayaking
The cool, clear waters and sandy white beaches of the Blackwater River attract paddlers from far and wide and has been designated a Florida canoe trail. The last two miles of the trail are located within the park. Bring your canoes or tubes to truly enjoy the beauty of Blackwater River.
Fishing is a very popular activity on Blackwater River. Anglers can expect to catch Largemouth Bass, panfish, and catfish. The best places to fish will be areas of still water where the current in the river is slower. There are also several ox-bow lakes in the park which offer some good opportunities to fish. With true beauty in its natural form, Blackwater River is a great place to visit and enjoy.