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Big Lagoon State Park

Pensacola, Florida

Reservation Information: 1-800-326-3521

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Contact Information
12301 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola32507
(850) 492-1595

Big Lagoon State Park derives its name from a bordering body of water called Big Lagoon. This coastal park which consists of 712 upland acres, was opened in 1978 and beckons visitors with all the recreational opportunities expected at a Florida state park.

Hours of Operation
Florida state parks are open from 8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year.

Driving Directions
Big Lagoon State Park is located at 12301 Gulf Beach Highway, approximately 10 miles southwest of Pensacola.

Interstate 10 Exit #7 (old Exit #2) (Pensacola), south on Pineforest Road follow signs to Big Lagoon State Park.

US Highway 98 to CR 293, south on CR 293 to Big Lagoon State Park.

Park Activities
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.

Full Facility Camping
This 712-acre park has 75 campsites with electric and water hookups available for reservation through Reserve America.

Nature 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.

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.