9.2 Excellent

Blackwater River State Park

Holt, Florida

7720 Deaton Bridge Rd
Holt, Florida 32564
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 30
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 30.71171
Longitude: -86.88005

Elevation: 36' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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4 Reviews

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Park was clean and well kept! There was a nice small playground conveniently located and river access was just a short walk away. Lots of wildlife to watch. We did see a 5ft rattlesnake, so be sure to keep watch if you are walking about. Could not believe that I didn't get a single mosquito bite, I usually am a magnet for mosquitos, but there were none to be found!! We planned to stay 2 nights but left early due to a cranky toddler, but I definitely recommend this park. The only downfall was that the ranger station is only open from 5:00pm-7:30pm. They do pick up trash every morning, but it would be nice to have it done in the evening as well, so there isn't trash at the site through the night. The dumpster is far from campsites. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Blackwater River State Park continues to impress. The staff and volunteers do a great job maintaining this park making it one of the best in the state. The trail system takes you along the Blackwater River for some really nice views and picture taking opportunities. The river is very popular with kayakers and you can sit on the white sand beaches for hours watching them paddle by. A mostly quiet campground until the peace is broken by barking dogs whose inconsiderate owners fail to control. The rangers should evict campers who tie up their dogs outside then leave for day. Other than that we had a great time at Blackwater. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This park is a gem. Everything about our weekend at Blackwater River S.P. was excellent. The site was spotless upon our arrival. The restrooms were the cleanest we've ever seen in a campground be it private or state. This is a small park so traffic was rare. Children ran around enjoying themselves during the day but there was absolute peace at night. We brought our kayaks, as did many other campers, and enjoyed a slow, 8 mile trip from Bryant Bridge to the north ending at Deaton Bridge in the park. The river is marked letting you know when you're entering the state park. We encountered many groups with tubes, canoes, and kayaks and everyone was friendly. The beaches along the river (including the ones associated with the park) are white sand and perfect for a day in the water. The camp host is to be commended for his work in keeping Blackwater one of the nicest state parks we've visited. Looking forward to the completion of the trail bridge so it can be reopened to the public. As I sit typing this review I'm trying to think of anything that might be considered a negative. I'm at a loss. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2005 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

We camped here so we'd be close to the Blackwater River, which runs VERY close to the campground. To my knowledge, there are no sites ON the river, but they are within a five minute walk. We came for the express purpose of running a section of the river from Bryant Bridge to Deaton Bridge. We camped in a pop-up with two other couples who also had pop-ups. First, the rating of a 5 should not be misconstrued as bad. It was OK for us, but some might not like it. The camping loops are on dirt/sand roads so there is quite a bit of sand that will get tracked into your RV. Having said that, it IS Florida. The sites are large enough, but some are larger than others. This is true in most campgrounds. The bathrooms were clean and usable. One toilet did get stopped up one morning. When I came back in the afternoon, it had been unstopped and cleaned. The bathrooms are not heated though. There was a small playground for children. No pool. If you have kids, they can certainly play in the river. It's clean and shallow. As far as staying multiple days though, your kids would really need to be content with nature. There is nothing else to do. For that matter, it's the same with adults. Unless you are canoeing/kayaking the river or doing some minor hiking that's available you'll be bored. So anyway, this is a good place to stay to run the river. Just don't expect more than a place to stay. And one other caveat. We stayed here in the off season. I have been told that it is a total zoo in the summer. We camped at Blackwater River State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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