Blackwater River State Park and Forest.
Tel: (850) 957-4201
Northeast of the panhandle town of Milton, the Blackwater River State Forest protects a large expanse of longleaf pine habitat as well as several pitcher plant bogs. The area is also known for its population of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers, an endangered species. A 13-km (8 mile) drive passes through the woodpecker colony, and nest trees are marked with white paint. Birding is best in spring and summer. The Blackwater River and Juniper Creek are classified as ‘ Outstanding Florida Waters’ and are very popular with canoeists. Canoe rentals are available.
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