Big Lagoon State Park

Pensacola, FL

Where are we going?

Big Lagoon State Park
12301 Gulf Beach Hwy
FL 32507


What is there to do?

Big Lagoon State Park is 704 upland acres of beautiful outdoor adventure waiting for YOU!

This popular Florida destination separates the mainland from Perdido Key and the Gulf of Mexico. It's filled with a host of beautiful ecosystems, ranging from saltwater tidal marshes, to pine flatwoods, all of which attract a host of birds. Visit during the spring and fall migrations, then you might see a even more variety than usual!

Did you know that Big Lagoon State Park is a gateway site for the Great Florida Birding Trail? It's also the start of the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail, which actually extends around the entire state!

There are intracoastal beaches, as well as shallow bays, a host of nature trails to explore and scrubby flatwoods, all of which offer amazing opportunities for nature studies.

Want some family adventure? Of course you do! Big Lagoon is a place where you can enjoy a picnic under the sun, or hike on the many trails. You can swim in the crystal waters, or even enjoy a spot of fishing!

If you would rather be ON the water, head out on a boat, or perhaps enjoy some time kayaking and canoeing!

Even crabbing in the shallow waters is a popular way to spend time together.

So stop by and enjoy time in the great outdoors at Big Lagoon State Park, and keep those eyes peeled. You might spot some rare wildlife!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $6 per vehicle (limit 2-8 people per vehicle), $4 single occupancy vehicle, or $2 pedestrian


When can we go?

Open 8am to sundown

Open year round


Any top tips?

Kids will love the playgrounds in the campground, as well as the West Beach Use Area in the park!

I’m Hungry!

Picnic tables, grills and covered shelters are all available for picnicking!

Healthy Eating

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