A Cooler Side To Your Florida Vacation

There are many things to do on Blackwater River. On this trip, we took our own kayaks and a paddleboard. But, you don’t have to have your own stuff to go out and have fun. One place near Deaton Bridge Road on Blackwater is Blackwater Canoe Rental. As we were paddling down the river, we started hearing kids splashing and laughing. And, as we got closer, we saw that a group of friendly teenagers had taken advantage of a rope swing. They were having so much fun that we decided to join them  and swing on in too. A man on the beach behind us had pitched a tent and sat and watched the excitement. Afterwards, we settled back down for a quiet and peaceful paddle to a beautiful, sandy beach near Deaton Bridge Road and relaxed there until it was time to go home. Here is a collection of photos we took while kayaking and paddleboarding down the Blackwater River. Along the way, we took photos of ourselves and others enjoying the river on a hot , Florida day. Enjoy!


  1. Great pics and great time! It’s been too long since we took a trip down the Blackwater. The Florida Blogger told me those paddle boards are called yolo boards. I had never heard that term before.

    • Hey walk2write, thanks! Blackwater river is a lot of fun and very refreshing this time of year. Yolo boards are a brand of paddleboards. YOLO stands for You Only Live Once. YOLO Board is located in Santa Rosa Beach.

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