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The Karick Lake North Campground is located within the Karick Lake Recreation Area, in the Blackwater River State Forest (Okaloosa County), about 1-hour northeast of Pensacola, FL. This campground is located on the north side of Karick Lake (65-acres) and has the following facilities: campsites with electricity and water (potable) for recreational vehicles or tents, dump station, restrooms and showers, boat ramp and pier. Recreational activities featured here are: fishing, boating, canoeing, picnicking, hiking, bird watching, wildlife viewing, nature study and photography.
Natural Features
Blackwater River State Forest is the largest state forest in Florida, with over 210,000 acres of woodlands, lakes, and streams that has outstanding forest and water resources. It is named for the Blackwater River, which begins in neighboring Conecuh County, Alabama, and meanders southwestward through the forest. With the adjacent federal landholdings of Conecuh National Forest, to the north, and Eglin Air Force Base, to the south, this area is the largest contiguous ecological community of the longleaf pine - wiregrass ecosystem in the world. For further information about Blackwater River State Forest, please Click Here.
Blackwater River State Forest has campgrounds, day-use areas and recreational trails that offer a variety of activities such as swimming, hiking, camping, canoeing, nature study, birding, fishing, hunting, horseback riding and mountain biking. This forest is part of the Florida National Scenic Trail and Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. Get outdoors and explore the many activities in the Blackwater River State Forest. For further information about the recreational opportunities at Blackwater River State Forest, please Click Here.
This recreation area has a boat ramp and fishing dock connected to a 65 acre fishing lake.

Nearby Attractions
Blackwater Canoe Rental, Bobs Canoes, Adventures Unlimited
Fort Walton Beach, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Air Force
Armament Museum, Okaloosa Island Pier, National Naval Aviation Museum
Navarre Beach, Pensacola Beach, Gulf of Mexico

No swimming. Electric motors only when navigating in the lake. If a camper is incorrectly set up on your reserved campsite advise the Campground Host. If the Campground Host is not on site, courteously advise the camper that you have a reservation. Please have your reservation with you on your electronic device, or have a printed copy, or have your reservation number. Alcohol is prohibited at this facility.

North Karick Recreation Area has electric sites available for recreational vehicles or tents.
Restrooms with showers are available. North Karick and its vicinity is in a non-hunting zone. During the main hunting season from Thanksgiving to mid February, it is recommended to wear fluorescent orange when hiking away from North Karick.

This facility has 30 amp service only. Vehicles pulling a camper must be included in the total length of the unit when selecting sites. Vehicle with camper attached must fit completely in the site and not extend into the campground road.