Campground Playground Closed: The campground playground has been removed due to safety concerns. The swings in the campground remain safe and are available for use. The playground at the West Beach Day Use Area, a...
Big Lagoon State Park's View from Tower
Big Lagoon State Park's Long Pond
Hermit Crab at Big Lagoon
Woodpecker at Big Lagoon
Prickly Pear at Big Lagoon
Squirrel at Big Lagoon
Turtles at Big Lagoon
Big Lagoon State Park's Amphitheater
East Beach Picnic Area as seen from the observation tower, marshes, boardwalks, and vegetation.
A View of a pavilion, canoes, and boardwalk at Long Pond surrounded by pine trees and shrubs.
An underwater photo of a Hermit Crab in a white shell crawling on the sand.
A Red-Bellied Woodpecker perched on the side of a pine tree.
Bright yellow flowers blooming on a Prickly Pear Cactus
An Eastern Grey Squirrel lounges in the shade on an Oak branch
Three freshwater turtles sunning themselves on a log at Long Pond.
View of the Park’s Amphitheater nestled among pine trees from the Intracoastal Waterway

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Big Lagoon State Park

Welcome to Big Lagoon State Park

Sitting on the northern shoreline of its namesake, Big Lagoon State Park's 704 upland acres separate the mainland from Perdido Key and the Gulf of Mexico. Natural communities, ranging from saltwater tidal marshes to pine flatwoods attract a wide variety of birds, especially during the spring and fall migrations. Big Lagoon is a gateway site for the Great Florida Birding Trail and the start of the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail, which extends around the entire state. The intracoastal beaches, shallow bays, nature trails and scrubby flatwoods offer splendid opportunities for nature study. The park beckons visitors to enjoy the Real Florida with opportunities to picnic, hike, camp, swim, fish, boat, kayak, standup paddleboard, and canoe. Crabbing in the shallow waters of Big Lagoon is a popular activity as well. Stop by and enjoy some time in the great outdoors here at Big Lagoon State Park, you might even see some rare wildlife.

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Firsthand Florida Fun: Big Lagoon State Park is featured in the Firsthand Florida Fun blog. Experience the park through the video and photos of Erika Z. See all the blog posts here.


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