What is Becks Lake? Where is it? Why is it important?
Many believe that Becks Lake and the
Escambia River are ecological treasures, especially the part of the River that lies between the Old Monsanto
docks and Molino. This part of Escambia County is not well known to the general public who have no idea of
the beauty and ecological diversity that is present in our own backyard.
The Escambia River, all of it, is the 4th largest River in Florida and is very diverse. Industrial in
the south, and small creeks and streams in the far north almost to Montgomery and Tallassee, AL. It is a
huge watershed and is known as one of the best fishing rivers in the Southeast......
Photos from Becks Fish Camp
Becks Fish Camp Information
FISHING REPORT - Why waste gas to get to where the action is - launch at Becks Fish Camp and you're there!
For over 50 years "Becks Lake", really a large deep bayou of the Escambia River, has been the favorite place for most area fresh water anglers!
Becks Lake is declared by many for over 50 years to be 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 Lessie @ 850-375-0383 for a current river and fishing report.
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!
NEWS FROM BECKS LAKE ........
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.
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.
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.
Boat Ramp with River Access
Explore the Escambia River
Over 400 acres for Hiking & Horses
Primitive & Group Camping
RV & Boat Storage
Hunting Access (Adjoining Florida State Wildlife Management Area of 30,000+ acres)
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 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 ~
We are sad to report that Billy passed away in February 2016. The goats were sold
off and the farm portion of the Nature Park is undergoing a transition at this time.
We hope to have garden and nursery activity underway soon.
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 in her fishing kayak 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.
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 Lessie 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!
Hwy 29 in Cantonment, FL 32533
(850) 968-1056 Delivery to the Cantonment area.
A - 1 Small Engines
Highway 29 Cantonment, FL 32533 850-968-5396 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
T & C Feed Formerly Cantonment Feed Store 601 N. US 29 For your farm & garden needs! NOW REOPENED FOR BUSINESS!
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:
VISIT OUR WATERWAYS ON VIDEO! A short video that
shows the beauty of our River setting. Click on the Photo to run the video.