Welcome to Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park! Winter is upon us, but with the cooler temperatures now is the perfect time to bring the whole family out for a fun-filled day exploring one of our several hiking trails. A favorite of locals is the 1.3 mile (round trip) Tarkiln Bayou Trail, which is stroller/wheelchair accessible. The trail leads you through several ecosystems including pine...
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Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park
Welcome to Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park
At over 4000 acres, Tarkiln Bayou Preserve is home to four species of endangered pitcher plants, as well as other rare and endangered plant species. The 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 Bay.