Becks Fish Camp & Wildlife Refuge  
Welcome to Becks Fish Camp and Wildlife Refuge.
~ The Best Freshwater Family Nature & Recreation Area Close to Pensacola ~
Photos from the Fish Camp & Farm!

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Becks Fish Camp Information

  • FISHING REPORT - Why waste gas to get to where the action is - launch at Becks Fish Camp! Fishing is GREAT! Customers are reporting great Bluegill, Bass and Catfish action in the "Lake". Our Bayou has been known by many for over 50 years as the best fishing spot in Northwest Florida. Bank fishing has been good as well as by boat. Even if the Century gauge is low, we may not be, and the same goes for high water. The water levels in the lower river don't fluctuate like the upper River. We're closer to Escambia Bay and get some tidal action but we're still fresh water and old timers tell us we're in the BEST part. Call Billy @ 850-375-0383 for a current river and fishing report.

    • NEW! - GUIDED WATERFRONT HORSE RIDES - Explore our 400 + acres one of the best ways, on horseback with "On the Trail Horseback Riding". Call Sudie at 850-393-7062 for more information about guided trail rides at Becks Fish Camp & Nature Park. Have a "Horse party" on your birthday on the beautiful waterfront!
    • BIKE TRAILS - Bikers (foot-powered Mountain Bikes) love our miles of trails. Bring your Mountain Bikes for a great ride. "Escape" through our north gate to Cottage Hill, a community to the north, or picnic and fish from a secluded dock and picnic area on the "north Property".
    • BBQ on the hoof (or feet as it were) - From a few Sows come many porkers! Come pick your next BBQ out and have it prepared by B J Meats. You can be sure that our pork is well fed and drug free.
    • GOAT HERD - The Goat herd is growning too! Our Nannies had almost 20 "kids" over the past couple of months and they're so cute! Well fed quality animals for farms or BBQ's. Come buy one today!
    • THE CAMP STORE IS OPEN- Lessie, Billy's wife, has opened the Fish Camp Store and has bait, ice, soft drinks, water, and snacks as well as tackle and poles for sale or rent. Call 850-375-0383 for the current store hours as it varies by season.
    • BOAT RENTALS - Due to the high cost of insurance we no longer rent boats. If you're "boatless" visit one of the stores that sells kayaks, canoes, or Jon Boats and buy one and go fish or explore our beautiful "river" world. It's a great family outdoors get-a-way close to Pensacola.
    • Fish from the Bank & Dock - The Waterfront "Point Park" has a covered pavillion, grills, and picnic tables for bank fishing and camping pleasure. A new trailhead and creek fishing parking area will open later in the Spring.
    • CAMPING - We have some RV sites with hook-ups as well as primitive campsites, but call ahead as the number is limited. Come spend a weekend, week or month fishing, hiking and enjoying the bayou and River. Worms, poles, ice, and non alcoholic drinks are available from the "Camp Store".
    • FARM REPORT - We're using most of the cleared land for pasture for the goats and pigs. We anticipate planting some corn for the pigs and goats and a small vegetable garden this year.
    • YOUR HORSES ARE WELCOME - We have over 400 acres of roads and trails that, for a $5 fee, you can ride. You now have access to all of Cottage Hill through the north gate of the "North property". Ask Billy for the key. Have a picnic at a beautiful private waterfront spot with dock that only hikers and horses and annual passholders are allowed at. Current Coggins papers are required.
    • Attention active duty Military stationed in Florida! Florida has an annual hunting and fishing pass for only $20!! It's called a Military Gold Sportsman's pass and it's available from any Escambia or Santa Rosa County tax collector's office. Also, check out the RV's and boats that you can rent from Whiting Fields MWR facility on the Blackwater River near Milton. Click HERE for a PDF rate sheet.
    • Need a Fishing License? Get one by telephone! You can purchase your license ONLINE if you're willing to pay a $2.25 + 2.5% surcharge. Alternatively, you may purchase your license by calling 1-888-FISH-FLORIDA and pay a $3.25 + 2.5% surcharge. Licenses may be purchased without surcharge at a county tax collector's office or for a small fee at many fishing stores.
    • No Florida Fishing License is required for fresh water fishing with non-reel pole and natural bait (You must live in Escambia County). We've also opened the north property which has a dock and picnic area accessable by a short hike across the creek. Check with Billy or Lessie for details.
    • Explore the "Lake", Explore the Escambia River! We're the only Public freshwater fishing, boating, hiking & camping area close to Pensacola on the Escambia River!

    Please note that all RV & Primitive Camping Fees include bank fishing, picnicking and hiking. They do not include Boat Ramp fee, which is extra. Monthly & Annual RV Rates, as well as the annual pass, includes free use of the boat ramp.

    Costs and Fees - Click Here

    More Photos of Fish Camp Area - Click Here

    Becks Lake Group Camping/Activity Request -

    Order Form for Annual Passes - Click Here

    Photos of the "Farm" - Produce and Livestock - Click Here

    Frequently Asked Questions - Click Here

    Customer Comments - Click Here

    One of our Fishing Areas

    Fish, Hunt and Explore the historic Escambia River from Becks Lake Fish Camp! We invite you to experience a great naturalist area with access to over 35,000 acres of fishing and natural beauty by visiting Becks Lake Fish Camp.

    Becks Lake Fish Camp is set among Live Oaks dripping Spanish Moss on a bayou-river setting of a network of pristine waterways that are teaming with Bass, Bream, Crappie, Bluegill, Shellcracker and much more! Natural Bayous were enlarged during the Northwest Florida Lumber Boom of the late 1880's and now the fish flock to this area because of our deep and still waters. Those looking for more adventure and fishing opportunities have but to motor or paddle a short distance to the Escambia River, the 4th largest river in Florida and considered the best fishing river by the State.

    Hunters are telling us that we're the perfect spot to use as "base camp" for duck and other hunting in the Escambia River Wildlife Management Area!

    We have over 2 miles of water frontage with a boat launch & storage, fishing, group activity areas, a group primitive camping area, hiking trails, and limited RV sites. There's over a mile of exceptional water frontage in the "lake" and a beautiful half mile deep channel connects our "lake" with the Escambia River. Unlike most boat launch and waterfront areas, the property manager lives and works on-site and you can have more peace of mind about leaving your vehicle unattended.

    Click on the Photo for a larger view.

    Nov 13, 2009. He had a Large Cooler full of Catfish!

    Becks Fish Camp is close to all major area attractions, including Pensacola Beach, Historic Downtown Pensacola, and the Creek Indian Casino just a few miles north in Atmore, AL. It is known by the locals as the gateway to the heart of the 35,000 acres of the Escambia River Delta, this is "the" place to embark on a river "oddessy", fish your little heart out, or just paddle around in our waterways.

    Activities List
    • Boat Ramp with River Access
    • Explore the Escambia River
    • Bank Fishing
    • Over 400 acres for Hiking & Horses
    • Primitive & Group Camping
    • Picnicking
    • RV Hook-ups
    • RV & Boat Storage
    • Hunting Access (Adjoining Wildlife Management Area)
    • Waterfront Weddings & Parties
    • Future RV Resort
    • Future "Fish Camp Condos"
    • Public Golf Courses near-by

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    Click here for Info on the Escambia River.

    Wildlife Management Area Rules

    ~ New Annual Combined Passes are available ~

    We listened to you again! Many of you said you wanted one pass to cover it all so we've come out with only one pass to purchase for $95 total. Tax is included! This new pass gives you access to all of the property, including the north gate and dock areas. We'll issue you a key to the north gate upon request. The new pass allows you to launch your boat at either ramp, hike, picnic, ride your mountain bike or horse and gives you 10% off on short term camping. for only $95.00......... The combined pass is good for 12 months from date of issuance. Whether you hunt, fish or paddle frequently in the River, or just like to hike the trails or sit by the bayou, you'll like the feeling of security, value, and convienence that using Becks Lake Fish Camp's boat ramps gives.

    ~ Buy them from Billy or Lessie at the Fish Camp or CLICK HERE to print the form and mail it back with your check. ~

    ~ FRESH FROM THE FARM - 3/18/2013 ~

    Come pick out a pig or goat for the BBQ! Well fed and no drugs. B J Meats will prepare them for your grill or deep-freeZe. Check with Billy for current Goat and Pig prices.

    It's the perfect place for family outings, boating clubs, corporate retreats, Church & Civic groups, and everyone that wants to enjoy Nature at her finest! One lady recently went out in the Bayou and was so entralled by the beauty that she said she almost forgot that she was there to fish!

    The Boat Ramp (with access to the Escambia River), Bank Fishing areas, hiking trails, primitive camp sites and picnic areas are now open. We also have waterfront areas that can be rented for kayak and canoe cook-outs and similar festivities.

    Bring your own boat or fish from the beautiful waterfront park at the end of the road. Either way you can enjoy the beautiful bayou. We have a small "camp" store selling ice, refreshments, bait, fishing tackle and snacks.

    Don't miss the Farm! Becks Lake Farm is a division of Becks Lake Fish Camp, LLC. and sells produce as well as goats and pigs. Ask Billy or Lessie what's in "season" when you come by!

    Rules and fee information are located on a board a short distance after you go through the main gate and can be accessed on-line by these links: Fish Camp Rules - or - Fish Camp Fees

    We have beautiful areas available for organized groups for overnight camping, afternoon outings, reunions, fishing parties, birthday parties, Weddings, etc. in a beautiful waterfront park with a covered pavilion.

    We have a wonderful waterfront primitive group camp area with dock and boat ramp that can be rented.

    Email us with a short description of what you need or call Billy at 850-375-0383.

    Northwest Florida Fresh Water Recreation Alliance
    Providers of goods and services to the boating and fishing public.

    Tell them you saw them on Becks Fish Camp's Website. You won't get a discount
    but they'll know that they're helping to raise "freshwater" awareness in our communitiy.

    Barbera Judahs Bait and Tackle - 1947 W Ten Mile Rd - Cantonment, FL 32533 (850) 505-0873 - Complete bait and tackle store. Just West off of US 29. Taxidermy service available for when you catch "Bubba" or shoot "Bambi".

    Treated Timber Products Company - 8810 Ely St. - Eylson Field Commerce Park - Pensacola, FL 32533 (850) 478-3554 - Poles, Pilings, Timbers, Treated lumber & Wood Pallets with the most extensvie stock in our area. Wholesale & Retail. One piece die cut shipping cartons too. Ask for Mickey!

    Porky's Pizza

    Hwy 29 in Cantonment, FL 32533
    (850) 968-1056
    Delivery to the Cantonment area.

    A - 1 Small Engines

    Highway 29
    Cantonment, FL 32533
    Artic Cat, trailer, and power equipment dealer.

    Cole's Barber Shop
    Molino, FL

    Mini-Mart Gas & Diesel
    US 29 at Tate School Road
    Diesel pumps for large Trucks too!

    T & C Feed
    Formerly Cantonment Feed Store
    601 N. US 29
    For your farm & garden needs!
    Use the "contact" link at the bottom of the page to request a FREE listing here for your business or organization.

    We need help!

    Our wonderful 420 acres, along with the 35,000 acres of the Escambia River Wildlife Management Area that adjoins it, is a natural playground. We're looking for experienced people to create a Wildlife Refuge development that locals and tourists alike may enjoy. RV Park developers/managers, Naturalists, Fishing & hunting guides, Equestrian businesses, and Fishing tournament directors are a few vocational types that we're seeking to partner with as we create the best Public River & Wildlife Refuge in the South.

    If you think you can help us then we'd like to talk to you. If you're interested then send me an email to the following link:

    A short video that shows the beauty of our River setting.
    Click on the Photo to run the video.

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