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Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park

C/O Big Lagoon State Park
Pensacola , FL 32507
Phone: 850/492-1595

Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park is another wonderful part of The Real Florida! Locally known as the Perdido Pitcher Plant Prairie, the park is home to four species of endangered pitcher plants as well as other rare and threatened plant species. A beautiful boardwalk allows visitors to view the splendid Tarkiln Bayou. This is one of the last remaining bayous in Florida that has not been impacted by human development. Various fish and birds use the bayou for feeding and resting. For the more adventuresome visitor a hike across the park to the Perdido River is a nice day’s event. From the shore of the river you can see our westerly neighbor Alabama. The park is still in active acquisition, but is currently over 4,000 acres in size.

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.