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Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park

C/O Big Lagoon State Park
Pensacola, Florida 32507

Phone: (850) 492–1595
Fax: none

The preserve is home to four species of endangered pitcher plants, as well as other rare and endangered plant species. The rare, carnivorous white–top pitcher plant is unique to the Gulf Coast and found only between the Apalachicola and Mississippi rivers. Almost 100 other rare plants and animals depend on the wet prairie habitat, including the alligator snapping turtle, sweet pitcher plant, and Chapman´s butterwort. A boardwalk offers visitors a view of the wild and beautiful Tarkiln Bayou. Visitors can enjoy a picnic and then take a hike on the nature trails to observe the rare plants and animals. For a more adventurous outing, visitors can take a day–hike across the park to the Perdido River.

Located in Escambia County about 1.5 miles south of the intersection of U.S. 98 and State Road 293.

For Information about Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park, please call (850) 492–1595.

Activities at Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park
Nature Trails: Hiking trails are available
Picnic Areas: Picnic tables are available
Wildlife Viewing: Wildlife viewing is possible at this park

Hours of Operation
The park is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time, everyday of the year.

Driving Directions
The entrance to the park is located 10 miles southwest of Pensacola on CR 293 approximately 2 miles south of US 98 and 7 miles north of SR 292A (Gulf Beach Highway).

Park Fees
Currently there are no admission fees to the park.