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Gateway Trails

6 sites 路 RVs, Tents14 acres 路 Holt, FL
A Full Hookup 3 site RV and Tent Hipcamp - Welcome to Gateway Trails! Our site offers a place to stay as a gateway to Destin, Okaloosa Island, Pensacola Beaches and waterways, or to the expansive local activities in the Blackwater State Forest and surrounding rivers. 3 FHU Sites - Water, electric, and Sewer at each site. (One 50 AMP + Two 30 AMP sites) The site is on fully fenced in 14 acres. The campsites are behind a natural barrier of trees that offer privacy. Well-maintained walking/biking/hiking trails are on the property, with many shaded sections. There are three RV/tent sites. Red Oak Nook has 50 AMP power and we have an available converter from 50 AMP to 30 AMP. Go Bull's Landing and Long Leaf Landing both have a 30 AMP power hookup. We are pet friendly! Though pets need to be on a leash outside of your site. Follow us on Instagram @gatewaytrails850 or Facebook Gateway Trails to see more details about the campsite and surrounding area. Check out below how far we are from some area Points of Interests! 7 min drive from I-10 Holt Exit (Exit 45) 1.9 miles to Bone Creek Recreation Area 5 miles to Wilderness Landing Park on Yellow River (this route does require dirt road rough terrain access). 2.0 Miles to South Laurel Farms Florida Wedding Venue 40 Miles to Destin via Mid-Bay bridge 35 Miles to Pensacola, Fl 50 Miles to Pensacola Beach, Fl Not far from Hwy 189 South as you travel to Destin, Florida from Alabama And if you are coming from Texas, Louisiana, or North Georgia & Alabama we are a great 陆 point to Walt Disney World or Tampa!
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The Wandering Path

9 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents21 acres 路 Milton, FL
Located 20 minutes north of downtown Milton, FL, The Wandering Path is a serene escape, offering a unique blend of untouched natural beauty and comfortable accommodations. With 2000 feet of waterfront along the picturesque Coldwater Creek, this nature retreat is a world away from the hustle and bustle of city life, set within a sprawling 20-acre landscape. Accommodations at The Wandering Path are designed for those seeking a peaceful retreat. Four glamping tents, equipped with real full-size beds, portable AC for summer, heaters for winter, and essential amenities, ensure a comfortable stay amidst nature. Each tent is adorned with solar string lights, and outdoor essentials like a picnic table, fire pit ring, small charcoal grill, and trash can are provided. For those who prefer a more raw connection with nature, four primitive campsites are available, each equipped with solar string lights, a fire pit ring, and a trash can. A hike-in site with a picnic table is also an option for adventurers. Guests have access to a centrally located bathhouse with two full bathrooms, ensuring comfort and convenience. The property boasts 2000 feet of trails alongside the creek, perfect for hiking and exploring the natural surroundings. Kayak rentals are available for guests with appropriate vehicles, and fishing enthusiasts are welcome to cast their lines into the spring-fed creek. At The Wandering Path, nights come alive under a starlit sky, unblemished by city lights, making every evening perfect for a campfire. It鈥檚 more than just a stay; it鈥檚 an experience of tranquility, a chance to recharge amidst nature鈥檚 embrace. We look forward to becoming your go-to spot when you鈥檙e in need of recharging. We are less than 1 hour from Pensacola and Navarre beaches, 15-20 minutes to local grocery stores and restaurants. At this time, no pets or children under 12 are allowed in yurts.
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Bay Forest Retreat

7 sites 路 Lodging, Tents11 acres 路 Navarre, FL
Explore 11+ acres of rustic and untamed woods. We are two military veteran families who enjoy the land as a place for family and friends to explore, camp, and relax at the 250+ feet of the East Bay beach. Primitive camping is permitted at designated wooded high grounds in the middle of the property. It is a 5 and 10-minute rugged hike in to the middle ground and waterfront, respectively. The trail remains under development, so please bring close-toed shoes or boots for hiking throughout the property (depending on rainfall, there may be mud and water). Our Glamper is a 10x12 canvas furnished tent located a short but rugged 2-minute hike from parking. It provides the opportunity to go camping without having to pack all the gear. Our location is minutes from the Emerald Coast - 7 mins to Navarre Beach, - 30 mins to Pensacola Beach, - 15 mins to Naval Live Oaks, - 45 mins to Fort Pickens, - 50 mins to NAS Pensacola, - 45 mins to Santa Rosa Island, - 35 mins to Okaloosa Island, - 40 mins to Destin. Recommended local restaurants: Ye Olde Brothers Brewery, Dewey Destin鈥檚, Windjammers, TC鈥檚 Front Porch, Deb鈥檚 Coffee, Top鈥檚 Burgers, and New York Pizza Depot. Other sightseeing in the area includes: Museums: National Naval Aviation Museum, Air Force Armament Museum, Fort Pickens, Indian Temple Mound Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art, Museum of Industry, and Destin History & Fishing Museum Additional activities include: Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center, HH Arts Gallery, Emerald Coast Science Center, Gulf Breeze Zoo, and Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. We look forward to seeing you on the trail!
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Navarre Beach Camping Resort

20 sites 路 RVs, Tents10 acres 路 Navarre, FL
Navarre Beach Camping Resort is located in Navarre, FL. We have 99 rv sites 29 cabins and three travel trailers. We are on the water, the Santa Rosa Sound, it is an intercoastal water way. We are a ten minute drive to Navarre Beach. Fishing, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding are fun things to do in the area.Learn more about this land:Back-in standard sites throughout the park have full hook-up and will accommodate up to twenty five foot campers. You park your RV on a sand, dirt pad, you have a concrete pad and a picnic table. Site comes with water, sewer, electric,聽wifi and cable. Some sites have shade. None of our sites are shaded all day long. Every site is a short walk to our beach.
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Farm Cottage & RV Near Beaches

2 sites 路 Lodging, RVs1 acre 路 Harold, FL
Our Horse Farm is a place of Peaceful Reflection, thus the name, ELET Horse Ranch - Eagles Landing Equine Therapy. It is a Place where Friends and Family gather. Farm was developed with Lots of Love and is a place of Refuge and Quiet Relaxation. Mark and Teresa are our Caretakers and take Excellent Care of Guests, the Horse Herd, Flock of Chickens, Farm Cottage and Beautiful Pastures. Eagles Landing is the Perfect Place to get away from it all. We understand that even the Majestic Eagle needs a place to Rest. Turn Left into the First Gate at Eagles Landing. The Front Pasture on the North Side of the Outdoor Shower is where you can park your Camper, 5th Wheel, Gooseneck or RV.
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Malakai campgrounds (Mal'akhi)聽

3 sites 路 Tents12 acres 路 Milton, FL
Hello welcome to Malakai! I purchased this land several years ago after a loss of a child a daughter her named was joLisa, it was a life changing moment, teaching me that family and enjoying of life is what it all about... so I want to welcome you here to Malakai for a peaceful and relaxing time, it's even a place that may help you heal from life hardships... At 5 o'clock before the Sun comes up it is time for you to go out on to the deck and listen to the birds sing. As the Sun starts to rise on a new day we have dozens of species of birds from the great bald eagle which we have a mating pair that comes by, too blue herrings, bluebirds, blue jays, mocking birds, doves and several other species and occasionally a couple small black bears like walking through, we want you to have a peaceful and relaxing stay here while you visit everything the Garson Point and our beaches have to offer. It's official -- we are a park and a preserve.....9 acres of 馃毝鈥嶁檪锔 trails 馃懀 Please note only one site may be booked at this property at a time.
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Camping the KOA Way

6 sites 路 Tents20 acres 路 Milton, FL
Learn more about this land:Pitch your tent in our separate tent area. Each tent site has electric and water at site. We have an outside kitchen for only tenters to use. Bathhouses and laundry rooms are found in the front of the park and in the middle of the park.聽Enjoy our pool or play some mini golf on our 18 hole mini course. How about a game of pool in the game room. In the park or exploring the Milton area, there is plenty to do.Campfires are allowed within local regulations.Pets are welcome!Wi-fi is and laundry are available.
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Blackwater River Shanty

1 site 路 Lodging1 acre 路 Milton, FL
Enjoy nature in this 2 bedroom, 2 bath stilt house on Paradise Island surrounded by the Blackwater River- just a 30 minute drive to Gulf Beaches! Master bedroom has King bed with deck access and gorgeous views. The guest room/bathroom has a double bed. With the 2 convertible sofas in the living room, the River Shanty provides comfort for up to 5 adults. There is a kitchen with refrigerator, oven/stove, microwave and double sink. Kayak around the island, enjoying the turtles & birdwatching, resting on sandbars. Or boat or drive to downtown Milton to dock and dine at Blackwater Bistro or Boomerang Pizza. There is a boat ramp, boat house, kayaks and life jackets for guest use. *Swim, kayak, boat at your own risk* Easily visit Navarre Beach, the vibrant Downtown Pensacola with year-round Saturday Markets, Pensacola Beach and Fort Pickens National Seashore. *** NO SMOKING ON PROPERTY ***
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Gulf Breeze Soundside Getaway

1 site 路 RV4 acres 路 Woodlawn Beach, FL
Four acres residential property across the street from the Sound leading to the Gulf. Close to all amenities in Gulf Breeze or Navarre and a short drive or boat ride to Pensacola Beach. Plenty of parking, laundry facilities and full hook ups.Boat launch 1/4 mile away. Fishing on premise pets okay.
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The Shop!

1 site 路 RV1 acre 路 Navarre, FL
RV pad with 50amp power available. Water available, Sewer tote provided. (Working on FHU) It鈥檚 a no frills place to park your RV in the Florida panhandle. 17 miles from I-10. Safe neighborhood. Minutes from the white sugar sandy beach in quiet Navarre Fl. Walking distance (.5) to our favorite brewery.
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Fischer Pines

1 site 路 RV, Tent10 acres 路 Holt, FL
Learn more about this land:Campsite (primitive) is 68ft deep and 82ft long located on the right聽at the front entrance. We provide a camping toilet with portable enclosure, picnic table, trash can, access to well water聽and fire pit. Horses are on site but privately owned. Site it close to Blackwater River, hunting, fishing, zip lining, canoeing, Country boy style shooting pit (within walking distance), hiking and exploring with Blackwater State Forest. Pets are allowed but be mindful we have dogs on property and would like you to keep them within the site premises and not allow them to enter horse pasture. There is a dusk to dawn light closer to house that doesn鈥檛 interfere with darkness or star gazing. Beautiful sunsets in the evenings!
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Farm back acres

3 sites 路 RVs8 acres 路 Pensacola, FL
Learn more about this land: Close to the highway about a mile from Starbucks and Publix grocery stores 20 minutes from the beach. Pretty dark at night and secluded. Easy to get back on to Route 10. There is road noise from route 10. Great Wifi on site. 50 amp hook up. We charge for 12 cents a kilo watt hour. Look forward to meeting you!
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The best camping near Blackwater River State Park guide

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About

Black water doesn鈥檛 sound all that refreshing -- but trust us, it is. The dark, tannic water of this 56-mile river (two miles of which run through the state park) is home to striped bass, catfish, and the occasional friendly river otter (and less friendly gator). So paddle on down the river, or take a dip and try to reach the sandy bottom; Blackwater River is one of the purest sand bottom rivers in the U.S. Dry out beneath towering longleaf pines and white cedars. Or hike one of the parks two trails that wind past ox bow lakes and sandy banks, and listen to the trills of warblers and woodpeckers. We have a feeling that once you leave, you鈥檒l be returning to Blackwater River State Park again very soon.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Blackwater River State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer months can be hot and humid, while winter brings cooler temperatures that may not be ideal for water-based activities.

Know before you go

  • Check the park's website for any alerts on closures or safety information before your visit.
  • Accessibility options are available; inquire ahead for specific needs.
  • Remember to pack sunscreen and insect repellent for protection against the Florida sun and bugs.
  • Keep an eye on the weather forecast and plan your activities accordingly.
  • Facilities such as restrooms and picnic areas are available, but it's wise to bring water and snacks.

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