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Blackwater River State Park

 Activities at Blackwater River State Park

Camping, Full Facility

Camping, Full Facility

This campground consists of 30 campsites, with three accessible sites on two loops, nestled among tall longleaf pine trees. Each campsite has 20-30-50 amp electric service, potable water connections, an RV sewer hookup, a picnic table, fire ring and grill. Campsites range from full shade to full sunshine. The sites can accommodate all types of tent camping and up to 45 foot RVs. Pets are welcome. 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. A newly renovated restroom with showers is located in the center of the two loops. A dump station is located on the main entrance road.

Maximum RV length = 50 ft.

Reservations: Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance through ReserveAmerica. Book Online or call (800) 326-3521 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) or TDD (888) 433-0287.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing & Kayaking

The Blackwater River attracts 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 the Blackwater River. Local vendors offer trips and rentals. The park does not offer any rentals or trips at this time.

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing is allowed in designated areas

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking/Nature Trail

The terrain, plant communities, and wildlife are highlighted along the park’s two nature trails. Guided walks and programs for park guests are offered seasonally. The Juniper Creek Trail is accessible from the park. This trial is part of the Florida National Scenic Trail and is maintained by Florida Trail Association volunteers.

Pets

Pets

Pet camping is available

Picnicking

Picnicking

Three covered pavilions with picnic tables and grills are located within walking distance of the river and restrooms. These pavilions may be reserved for a fee. Picnic shelters and uncovered picnic tables are also located near the beach areas.

Swimming

Swimming

Swimming is available in designated areas

Tubing

Tubing

Tubing is available in designated areas

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing is possible at this park