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Big Lagoon State Park
Big Lagoon State Park View south from observation tower © John Bunting
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 Big Lagoon waterfront © John Bunting
View of Big Lagoon and intercoasstal waterway.
BIG LAGOON STATE PARK
BIG LAGOON STATE PARK
12301 Gulf Beach Hwy
Pensacola, Florida   32507
(lat:30.315 lon:-87.4106)

Phone: (850) 492-1595
Reservations: 850-492-1595
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
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bike Trailsyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingElectric Sitesyes
 Water/Electric Sitesyes
WinterActivitiesyes
Cabins
This 712-acre park has 75 campsites with electric and water hookups available for reservation through Reserve America.
Swimming
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.
Beaches
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
Fishing brings in redfish, bluefish, flounder and sea trout seasonally. Crabbing and castnetting for mullet in the lagoon are also popular.



Trails
Numerous interpretive exhibits are located throughout the park. Guided walks, campfire programs and recreational skills programs are offered seasonally and upon special request for groups.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews

Area Campgrounds
Perdido Cove RV Resort & Marina
13770 River Road
Pensacola, FL
850-492-7304
Booking.com

Directions
Big Lagoon State Park is located at 12301 Gulf Beach Highway, approximately ten miles Southwest of Pensacola Interstate 10 Exit 7 (Pensacola), South on Pine Forest Road (297), Right on Blue Angel Parkway (SR173), Right on Sorrento Road (SR292), Left on Bauer Road (CR293).

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