Blackwater River State Park RV & Campground Guide

Florida

Located in Florida about 11 miles from Holt, 15 miles from downtown Milton, and 23 miles west of Crestview, Blackwater River State Park is the ideal place for any outdoor enthusiast. Regardless of its name, the river is typically transparent golden-brown against the white sandbars. The trails are lined with dogwood trees and run along the creeks. Hiking in these areas, you can spot wildlife like wild turkey, a variety of bird species, and white-tailed deer. When you visit this state park, you'll enjoy the mild temperatures.

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Weather
Spring 50-85 F
Summer 70-91 F
Fall 49-88 F
Winter 41-66 F
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Nearby Cities
Crestview, FL
Wright, FL
Niceville, FL
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Blackwater River State Park

Blackwater River State Park and the surrounding areas offer plenty of camping alternatives for both tents and RVs. If you decide to stay in a comfy and luxurious RV, consider renting one from RVshare.com where you can pick from top-quality motorhomes, fifth-wheels, travel trailers, and more. All rentals come with 24/7 roadside assistance, nationwide insurance, and a dedicated team member ready to assist in your RV needs. Though there are options to camp at Blackwater River State Park, it fills up in no time, so here are some other camping options nearby.

Rivers Edge

Conveniently accessible from Interstate 10 and Highway 90, Rivers Edge is big rig-friendly, lodging the largest rig and trailer combination without unhooking the hitch. All camping sites have a picnic table and a fire ring. Wood, ice, and RV supplies are sold at the convenience store located on-site. There are hiking trails, picnic areas with pavilions, and a boat ramp. They offer military and Good Sam discounts.

• Water hookup: Yes
• Electrical hookup: Yes
• Sewer hookup: Yes
• Wi-Fi: Yes
• Pet-friendly: Yes
• Other amenities: Dump station, recreational hall, outdoor games, on-site convenience store, and RV storage

Eagle’s Landing RV Park

Eagle’s Landing RV Park has 60 pull-through sites that accommodate 100-foot-long RVs. The campground's nightly rate is $40. If you are a member of the U.S. military, a first responder, or in law enforcement, then your nightly rate is only $37. Restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and several grocery stores are only a 10-minute drive away.


• Water hookup: Yes
• Electrical hookup: Yes
• Sewer hookup: Yes
• Wi-Fi: Yes
• Pet-friendly: Yes
• Other amenities: Restrooms, showers, laundry facility, and clubhouse

Blackwater Joe’s Campground

Rent canoes and camp at Blackwater Joe’s Campground. They accommodate large and small RVs, class A motorhomes, pop-ups, and tents. The nightly rate runs $40 for up to four people and $5 extra per person beyond that. Outside of watersports, there are nature trails available for exploring.

• Water hookup: Yes
• Electrical hookup: Yes
• Sewer hookup: Yes
• Wi-Fi: Yes
• Pet-friendly: Yes
• Other amenities: Restrooms and showers

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What to Do at
Blackwater River State Park

Inside Blackwater River State Park

Picnicking, kayaking, and canoeing are popular activities inside of Blackwater River State Park. Anglers enjoy fishing in the many ox-bow lakes located in the park. To increase your chances of catching catfish, largemouth bass, or panfish, cast your line where there are no swimmers. Several shared hiking and biking trails take you through the natural habitat.

Outside Blackwater River State Park

No matter which way you turn to go out of the park, you're sure to find something to see and do. The area around the state park also has plenty of restaurants, entertainment, attractions, and shopping opportunities. Florida's year-round mild climate provides tons of opportunities for fishing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, boating, and more.

Restaurants

Hub City Smokehouse & Grill

Hub City Smokehouse & Grill is a small mom-and-pop restaurant that opened in 2011 with just five tables. Their smokehouse flavored meat is so tender that it falls right off the bone. If you opt to go here, take the food challenge; you'll only have 30 minutes to win.

Type: Barbecue

Location: 168 South Main St., Crestview, FL 32536

Taco Town Restaurant

Experience real Mexican food at the Taco Town Restaurant for a reasonable price. Taco Town doesn't have a lot of frills, but their food is incredible.

Type: Mexican

Location: 5382 Steward St., Milton, FL 32344

The Gator Café

Located in Baker off of Highway 4, The Gator Café dishes up high-quality sumptuous platters filled with the finest of ingredients. Seafood, burgers, vegetable plates, and homemade pies are some of what is served at the café.

Type: American, Seafood

Location: 5747 Hwy. 4, Baker, FL 35231

Bamboo Sushi & Hibachi Restaurant

Fresh, quality ingredients are always used to prepare your meal at the Bamboo Sushi & Hibachi Restaurant. They serve a variety of Asian cuisine from sashimi appetizers to nigiri and a range of chicken dishes. The hibachi entrees consist of fried or steamed rice, vegetables, and your choice of meats.

Type: Asian, Japanese

Location: 2505 South Ferdon Blvd., Crestview, FL 32536

David’s Catfish

Fried okra, hushpuppies, and mozzarella sticks are served up at this restaurant. Catfish and shrimp are David’s Catfish specialties.

Type: Seafood

Location: 5139 Dogwood Dr., Milton, FL 32344

Shopping

Dogwood Park Shopping Center

This is a small shopping center with a grocery store as the main anchor. Other than the grocery store, there are a few service places, a restaurant, and a laundromat.

Location: 5428-5444 Dogwood Dr., Milton, FL 32570

Six Flags Shopping Center

Located on busy Highway 90, Six Flags Shopping Center has a variety of retail stores, a Chinese buffet, a furniture store, and more. There is also a laundromat at this shopping center.

Location: Caroline St., Milton, FL 32570

Crestview Crossing

Looking for a swift, convenient place to stop and get extra pet food and supplies? Crestview Crossing has it all from pet supplies to beauty salons and a Mexican restaurant. There is also an orthodontist in this shopping center in case of an emergency.

Location: 1900-2200 South Ferdon Blvd., Crestview, FL 32536

Crestview Marketplace

The Crestview Marketplace is near North Crestview. Winn-Dixie grocery store is one of the many places at this location. If there is ever any need to see a health professional, then just step next door from Winn-Dixie to the medical clinic.

Location: 1390 North Ferdon Blvd., Crestview, FL 32536

Ferry Pass Plaza

If you're looking for a great deal on clothing, Ross Department Store has a variety of awesome deals. The store is located in Ferry Pass Plaza amongst other retail stores.

Location: 8102 North Davis Hwy., Pensacola, FL 32514

Sightseeing

Yellow River Wildlife Management Area

The Yellow River Wildlife Management Area covers well over 28,000 acres of land between Milton and Crestview in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties. The wildlife's homeland runs about 20 miles along the Yellow River. Recreational activities include canoeing, fishing, and boating.

Location: Milton, FL 32583

Peaden Brothers Distillery

Upon your visit to Peaden Brothers Distillery, you can get a taste of some fine whiskeys in their handmade, barrel-shaped tasting room. In the room, you are able to view the distillery's history through the photos on the wall. Later, you will be shown old moonshiners and their skills.

Location: 382 North Main St., Crestview, FL 32536

Zip Adventures

Try the double-dip zip adventure where you soar over lower Coldwater Creek and Wolfe Creek. Zip Adventures has a series of seven zip lines all ending with a 900-foot zip flight. All guests must be at least 54 inches tall and weigh between 70 and 250 pounds.

Location: 8974 Tomahawk Landing Rd., Milton, FL 32570

The West Florida Railroad Museum

The museum occupies the L&N Milton combination freight and passenger depot that was partially restored in 1976. At The West Florida Railroad Museum, you can learn about the railroad history of Northwest Florida and South Alabama.

Location: 5003 Henry St., Milton, FL 32344

Baker Block Museum

Free admission is offered at the Baker Block Museum. Here, you will learn about the lumber industry, land development, farming, and more.

Location: 1307 State Rd., Baker, FL 32531

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How to Get to
Blackwater River State Park

From downtown Milton, head south on Alabama Street toward Dixon Street, and then, turn left onto Berryhill Road. Travel a short distance and turn right onto Willing Street. Go a few feet to merge onto U.S. Highway 90 East. Follow the signs to the park.

Entering Blackwater River State Park

Blackwater River State Park opens daily from 8 a.m. to sundown, 365 days a year.

Per vehicle (1-8 adults) : $4

Per vehicle (1-8 adults) : $2

Economically Disadvantaged Admission for holders of an active Florida EBT Card : $2

Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass : $2

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