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Blackwater River State Park Holt

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Blackwater River State Park
7720 Deaton Bridge Road Holt
Holt
FL
32564
Tel: 850-983-5363

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Located 15 miles northeast of Milton, off U.S. 90.

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A favorite destination for canoeists and kayakers, Blackwater River offers opportunities for a variety of outdoor recreation. 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. Shaded campsites are just a short walk from the river, and visitors can enjoy a picnic at a pavilion overlooking the river. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy strolling along trails through undisturbed natural communities. In 1980 the park was certified as a Registered State Natural Feature for possessing exceptional value in illustrating the natural history of Florida. Atlantic white cedars line the river and one of them was recognized in 1982 as a Florida Champion tree, one of the largest and oldest of its species.
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    Nice

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    Slow fishing but nice place

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    I rented a kayak from Blackwater Canoe, just outside the park. The river is a very nice river for beginners, with the occasional snag to cause problems. The average time to complete the full day trip through the park is 4-5 hours. I took about 3 because I was seeking exercise as well as a time to be outdoors. Birding is OK there, but the real fun is the actual paddling and enjoying the tree-lined banks, and the sand bars to take breaks on.

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    Very relaxing and great picnics on the beaches. Friendly staff at Blackwater canoe. Nice cool water !

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    Super!!!

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