Big Lagoon State Park


The boat ramp at Big Lagoon State Park
The boat ramp at Big Lagoon State Park, the bridge to Perdido Key in the background
Beach area at Big Lagoon State Park

Big Lagoon State Park is a 655-acre property between the mainland and Perdido Key on the Gulf of Mexico. Habitats range from saltwater marshes to pine flatwoods to shallow bays and open woodlands. Located along the Intracoastal Waterway, Big Lagoon State Park offers camping, hiking, swimming, sunbathing, fishing, boating and wildlife observation from a three-story observation tower strategically located on the Great Florida Birding Trail. A large part of Perdido Key is incorporated into the Gulf Islands National Seashore.

Big Lagoon State Park is open every day of the year from 8 am to sunset. Big Lagoon State Park is located about ten miles southwest of Pensacola on Gulf Beach Highway.

Marsh grasses at Big Lagoon State Park
Marsh grasses at Big Lagoon State Park
The boardwalk across Long Pond at Big Lagoon State Park
The boardwalk across Long Pond at Big Lagoon State Park
Map of Big Lagoon State Park
Big Lagoon State Park map
Marsh grasses photo courtesy of Matt Paulson, Florida State Parks
Photo of boardwalk over Long Pond courtesy of Ericka Tzung, Florida State Parks
Other photos and map courtesy of Florida State Parks