Plan to spend a day at this massive, gorgeous Florida State Park.
Big Lagoon State Park & Recreation area is just minutes from the beautiful beaches of Perdido Key, FL and the back gate of the Naval Air Station Pensacola. It's a slice of paradise you must visit if you live in the Pensacola area.
|Sunset at Big Lagoon State Park~ Located in Southwest Pensacola just minutes from Perdido Key, FL|
|Picnic area at West Beach, Big Lagoon State Park|
Luckily, this 655 acre Florida State Park is open from sunrise to sunset 365 a day. Park rangers are on duty daily from 8 am to sunset.
Plan to spend a day just exploring all the areas the park offers and make sure that you don't miss climbing the observation tower at the East Beach overlooking the water. It's truly breathtaking!
|Big Lagoon State Park in SW Pensacola! Complete with observation tower, children's park, and amphitheater.|
|View from Observation Tower at Big Lagoon State Park~|
|Blue Heron fishing at Big Lagoon State Park|
- Boat Launch and Ramp (additional fee applies $10-$12 per vehicle.)
- West Park with Children's Park
- East Park with Observation Tower
- Hiking trails through the marshlands
- Amphitheater overlooking the Gulf of Mexico
- Campgrounds with Children's Park
|Alligator bathing in marshland at Big Lagoon State Park|
(not the same area where the beaches are :)
- Beaches with swimming areas
- Boat Ramp & Dock
- Full Facility Camping
- Hiking & Nature Trails
- Places to ride your bike
- Canoeing & Kayaking
- Four covered picnic areas
Wildlife viewing opportunities include:
- Large variety of birds as Big Lagoon State Park is part of the Great Florida Birding Trail!
|Families walking along the Gulf|
of Mexico at Big Lagoon State Park~
The park is only attended during daylight hours, but campers and park goers are allowed night access. Pets are allowed at many of the sites. You can even rent one of the pavilions or the amphitheater for larger parties, weddings, and reunions at Big Lagoon State Park.
My friend Dee, who is a local resident, photographer, and nature lover, often enjoys exploring Big Lagoon State Park. Here's a few of my favorite pictures she's taken at the park. Aren't they gorgeous?!
|Kayak Rentals & Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals at Big Lagoon State Park near NAS Pensacola & Perdido Key, FL.|
|Observation tower at Big Lagoon State Park in Pensacola, FL, 32507 near Perdido Key!|
|Sunset view over Perdido Key from the top of observation tower at Big Lagoon State Park!|
Some lucky Pensacola residents can walk and bike to this beautiful state park every day. We are so lucky to have thousands of acres of protected beaches and waters to enjoy peacefully including beautiful Big Lagoon State Park. Let's support our local state parks by visiting them a few times a year!
Check out a few of our other favorite parks in the Pensacola area:
- Fort Pickens on Pensacola Beach
- Bayview Park (and Dog Park) in Pensacola, FL 32503
- Perdido Kids Park in Pensacola, FL 32507
- Your Guide to Gulf Breeze Parks in Gulf Breeze, FL
- Tiger Point Park & Recreation Facility in Gulf Breeze, FL 32563
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