Blackwater Heritage State Trail History
Blackwater Heritage State Trail, formerly Whiting Naval Railway, was donated to the State of Florida by the U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, Lands to Parks Program in 1993. The State began acquiring the land in 1990, and has thus far acquired 96 acres. The trail is approximately 8.5 miles long, with the first 7 miles of the trail on the original bed of the historic Florida and Alabama Railroad. The original railroad was owned and operated by the Bagdad Lumber and Land Company.
The Blackwater Heritage State Trail is still in its early phases of construction. An off-road horse trail is planned to run along side the paved trail and eventually visitors will be able to reach the Blackwater River State Park and the Blackwater River State Forest.
Blackwater Heritage State Trail
Last updated: May 31, 2011
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard M.S. 795
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000