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Unread postby catmom on Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:42 pm

Having read so many glowing reports about Topsail and several other Florida state park campgrounds, we decided to include one in our Southeast trip itinerary. I had hoped for Topsail, but sites we'd be comfortable in, size-wise, were all booked for the short time we would be there, so we chose instead to go to Blackwater RIver SP , northeast of Pensacola. We were not disappointed; this was by far our favorite CG of the entire trip, and we were so sad to leave it & head out for the rest of our trip. Had we not had appointments to visit with friends in other areas, we might have opted for another night or two. We had a really spacious, level, gravel site for $18/night with full hookups!!! That's unbelievable - in our area we pay $25/night and up for state park campsites with electric hookups only - and usually not as nicely appointed as our site at Blackwater.

If anyone's in the area, check it out. Lovely woods, great birdsongs, friendly cardinals (one flew in & sat on the picnic table when we were sitting at it!), just a wonderful place. Not all sites are really private, but even those are pleasant enough - ours (#11) was arguably the best of the lot. :)

I have no idea if all Florida state parks are this good, but if they are, they're sure worth the trip.
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Re: Florida state parks

Unread postby catmom on Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:57 pm

OK, trying a picture of our site at Blackwater River SP (site 11, in case anyone's interested):

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Re: Florida state parks

Unread postby Limey on Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:16 pm

Very nice! :)
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Re: Florida state parks

Unread postby fla-gypsy on Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:26 am

Great report, we love the Florida Park system and no they are not all that nice but many are. Glad you enjoyed your stay here.
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Re: Florida state parks

Unread postby mdcamping on Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:42 am

Great post... Love the pic.

Wow at $18 per night that is certantiy a good deal.. Definitely hope to check out Florida State Parks like that when we retire! :D

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Re: Florida state parks

Unread postby EPDMLiquidRoofRV on Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:27 am

Great report you have shared. I really love to visit this place. Great site for camping. Thanks for revising old memories
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