Blackwater River State Recreation Area, Pensacola

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Blackwater River State Recreation Area is located in Pensacola. To visit Blackwater River State Recreation Area on your holiday in Pensacola, and find out what else Pensacola has to offer, use our Pensacola day trip planning app .
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  • August 2, 2017
    Blackwater River is the coolest spot in July and August in the Milton area. Tube and canoe trips are popular. River bends allow for cooling off in the shade of the trees. There are plenty of sand bars...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    ...because although it was one of the best experiences during our trip thru all East-Coast and the place is definitely way too underrated...then maybe it should stay this way because everybody knows w...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    Easy to rent a kayak or bring your own water craft and enjoy some time on peaceful waters filled with wildlife.  more »

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You'll find places to stay throughout Pensacola, but reserve a place downtown for the best local atmosphere and access to nearby beaches. Downtown Pensacola is on the water, and it features a collection of inns and bed and breakfasts in historical buildings and upscale tower hotels. The national chain hotels and motels along Interstate 10 by the Davis Highway and Pensacola Blvd. exits provide budget-friendly options within driving distance of downtown. It might be tempting to choose one of the budget motels along Highway 90 just west of downtown, but these reside in a rundown area. If you're arriving to spend most of your time by the ocean, stay on Pensacola Beach or Perdido Key, which sit just outside the city limits.
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