View All Parks Director's Message

Big Lagoon State Park

 Activities at Big Lagoon State Park

Amphitheater

Amphitheater

Flanked by scrub oak, slash pine, green wetlands and marshes, the newly opened amphitheater at Big Lagoon State Park boasts scenic views of both the Intracoastal Waterway and Big Lagoon.  The amphitheater serves as a perfect gathering place for interpretive programs, concerts, weddings, and other family friendly activities.  With a state-of-the-art lighting system and stage, the amphitheater seats approximately 300 people.  It is available for rent by the general public at a cost of $150 per day.  Contact Big Lagoon State Park at (850) 492-1595 for more information, or to reserve the amphitheater for your event!

Beaches

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.

Boat Ramp

Boat Ramp

A boat ramp is available.

Boat Launch & Entrance Fees:

$10.00 for one person with a boat.

$12.00 for 2 - 8 people with a boat.

Boating

Boating

Boating is available

Campfire Circles

Campfire Circles

Join our camping community around the fire circle

Camping, Full Facility

Camping, Full Facility

Surrounded by beautiful pine flats, this campground has 75 sites, each equipped with water, a picnic table, electricity and fire ring. Three full-service restrooms and a dump station are available. Pets are welcome in the campground.

Maximum RV length = 40 ft.

Reservations: Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance through ReserveAmerica. Book Online or call (800) 326-3521 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) or TDD (888) 433-0287.

Camping, Group

Camping, Group

A tent camping area is available for organized, non-profit groups. The site accommodates up to 60 people. Amenities include a group fire ring, water spigots and a restroom with hot showers. Electricity is not provided in the Group Camping area. Call (850) 492-1595 for reservations and prices.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing is available

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing brings in redfish, bluefish, flounder and sea trout seasonally. Crabbing and castnetting for mullet in the lagoon are also popular.

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking/Nature Trail

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.

Pets

Pets

Pet camping is available

Picnic Pavilion

Picnic Pavilion

There are 15 family style pavilions that will seat from 10 to 150 people. There are grills and trash cans at each pavilion, and a restroom near by.

Picnicking

Picnicking

Picnic tables are available

Recycling

Recycling

We have receptacles for aluminum recycling throughout the park.

Showers, Day Visitors

Showers, Day Visitors

Public showers are provided

Swimming

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.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing is possible at this park