BIG LAGOON STATE PARK
BIG LAGOON STATE PARK
12301 Gulf Beach Highway
Pensacola, Florida 32507
Big Lagoon State Park 'Campfire at Big Lagoon'
Putting the fire pit to use at Big Lagoon St. Park.
Big Lagoon State Park 'View from observation tower'
View looking nirth from observation tower at Big Lagoon Park.
Big Lagoon State Park 'Big Lagoon waterfront'
View of Big Lagoon and intercoasstal waterway.
Big Lagoon State Park 'Big bird at Big Lagoon'
A large bird on railing at Big Lagoon St. Park.
Big Lagoon State Park 'View south from observation tower '
This view is looking south towards the lagoona and across the island towards the Gulf of Mexico from the observation tower at Big Lagoon St. Park.
Big Lagoon State Park 'View of Big Lagoon'
View looking southeast from the Big Lagoon observation tower.
Big Lagoon State Park 'Camping at Big Lagoon'
Roughing it at Big Lagoon St. Park in NW Florida
Big Lagoon State Park 'View west at Big Lagoon'
This view is looking west toward the bridge going to Perdido Key.
This coastal park sits on the northern shoreline of its namesake, Big Lagoon, which separates the mainland from Perdido Key and the Gulf of Mexico. Natural communities, ranging from saltwater marshes to pine flatwoods, attract a wide variety of birds, especially during the spring and fall migrations. Beaches, shallow bays, nature trails, and open woodlands offer splendid opportunities for nature study. The park also beckons visitors with opportunities for camping, swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing, and hiking. Crabbing in the shallow waters of Big Lagoon is a popular activity as well. The West Beach picnic area, shaded by pines and oaks, is just the place to enjoy a relaxing meal. Located on County Road 292A, 10 miles southwest of Pensacola.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
This 712-acre park has 75 campsites with electric and water hookups available for reservation through Reserve America.
A variety of water sports attract visitors to the park. Swimming and beach activities are enjoyed on the shore of Big Lagoon. When swimming, stay alert; keep your safety and that of others in mind by staying clear of boat traffic.
The beaches, shallow bays, boardwalks, nature trails and open woodlands offer ample opportunity for nature study. An observation tower at the East Beach area provides a panoramic view of Big Lagoon, the park and Gulf Islands National Seashore across the Intracoastal Waterway.
Fishing brings in redfish, bluefish, flounder and sea trout seasonally. Crabbing and castnetting for mullet in the lagoon are also popular.