Blackwater River State Park


A short drive to Holt takes you to Blackwater River State Park at 7720 Deaton Bridge Rd. It’s a favorite for kayakers and canoeists with options for a number of outdoor adventures. Known for having one of the purest sand-bottoms in the country, swimming, paddling, and fishing are favorite activities here. You’ll find sheltered campsites close to the river and picnic pavilions.

As you stroll along the trails and explore over 600 acres of natural habitats, keep an eye out for the tropical wildlife and birds. The space was dubbed a Registered State Natural Feature in 1980 and is known for its rich natural history. Here, some of the oldest Atlantic white cedars in the world line the river.

Go Wild

There are designated picnic areas and two nature trails on-site. For campers, a bathhouse and sewer amenities are available. From geo-seeking to photography, hiking to water tubing, there are countless ways to experience one of Florida’s most gorgeous nature areas.

Keep cool in the July heat by taking a dip in the crisp, fresh water. Fly through the air with the nearby zip lining adventure park. No matter what kind of nature retreat you have your heart set on, Blackwater River State Park has something for everyone.