Blackwater River State Park 4.4 (reviews)

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About Blackwater River State Park

If you just LOVE the great outdoors, the Blackwater River State Park has just what you need! This Florida state park is a favorite adventure destination for those who love to get out on the river. Canoeists and kayakers will certainly be in their element!

Here's a fun fact, kids. Did you know that the river is one of the purest sand-bottom rivers in the entire USA. This makes Blackwater River State Park a popular place for swimming, fishing, camping, and paddling too.

If you want to extend your outdoor adventure, the park offer shaded campsites are just a short walk from the river. Why not take a picnic lunch, and visitors can enjoy a picnic at a pavilion overlooking the river. 

Love nature? Great! Nature enthusiasts will enjoy strolling along many trails through undisturbed natural communities. There are three trails that total 4 and a half miles, so get comfy shoes at the ready!

In fact, the park is so beautiful that in 1980 it was certified as a Registered State Natural Feature for possessing exceptional value in illustrating the natural history of Florida. Pretty amazing, huh? 

Want to know something else pretty special? Well, Atlantic white cedars line the river, and one of them was actually recognized in 1982 as a Florida Champion tree, one of the largest and oldest of its species! Wow!

Beautiful outdoor adventure in Florida, and a great place for a family adventure. Just don't forget that camera!

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Adults $4.00 per vehicle

Last Update 2023

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Blackwater River State Park FAQ’s

I’m Hungry! Can I get food at Blackwater River State Park?

Be sure to bring a picnic lunch on your visit to Blackwater River State Park. Each day use area at the park features places to picnic.

Any top tips when visiting?

Take your tubes to really enjoy the beauty of the river! Be aware there aren't any lifeguards on duty so any water activities just be careful

Does Blackwater River State Park have healthy eating or Vegan options?

Take water, you will need to stay hydrated!

Is Blackwater River State Park fully accessible?

The park features several hundred feet of raised boardwalk trail accessible from the pavilion parking lot. The park also has three accessible campsites available for reservations.

Any additonal information?

Pets are welcome at Blackwater River State Park as long as they are kept on a six-foot, hand-held leash and are well behaved and under the owner's control at all times. Campers are welcome to bring their pets camping, but pets are not permitted on the beaches or in the water at Blackwater River State Park.