Becks Fish Camp & Wildlife Refuge  
Welcome to Becks Fish Camp and Wildlife Refuge.
~ The Best Freshwater Family Nature & Recreation Area Close to Pensacola ~
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...... Read More

Photos from Becks Fish Camp

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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 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 Joanne @ 850-375-0383 for a current river and fishing report.

CLICK HERE FOR ESCAMBIA RIVER STAGE AT CENTURY - NOAA information and projection of the Escambia River current and future levels from NOAA Weather Service.
  • HORSE RIDES ARE NOW BEING HELD AGAIN ON THE BECKS FISH CAMP 400+ ACRES! as of February, 2021, we are now able to host Iron Horse Stables to conduct trail rides on our many trails and waterfront areas of the property. Give Sudie at Iron Horse Stables a call at 850-982-0954 for more information.
  • No Florida Fishing License is required for fresh water fishing with non-reel pole and natural bait (You must live in Escambia County).
  • 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 & Group Camping Fees include bank fishing, picnicking and hiking. They do not include Boat Ramp fee, which is extra. Monthly 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

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 & Exploring
  • Group Camping - Inquire
  • Picnicking
  • RV Hook-ups
  • RV & Boat Storage
  • Hunting Access (Adjoining Florida State Wildlife Management Area of 30,000+ acres)
  • Waterfront Weddings & Parties
  • Future RV Resort
  • Future "Fish Camp Condos"

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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! The 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 ramp gives.

~ Buy them from Joanne (call first at 850-375-0383) 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 Joanne 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.
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