Kiersten Wilson, Park Manager

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Park Manager, Kiersten Wilson standing in front of pine trees.

Welcome to Perdido Key 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 white sand beaches, viewing migratory shorebirds, and surf fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Barrier islands protect the mainland from the harsh effects of storms as well as providing habitat for shorebirds and other coastal animals. Perdido Key State Park is located on a barrier island separating Pensacola from the Gulf of Mexico. At 247 acres, the park provides protection for several threatened and endangered species, including the Perdido Key Beach Mouse, nesting shorebirds and nesting sea turtles.

The Friends of Pensacola State Parks, Inc. is our citizen support organization. This is a dedicated group of volunteers that you can become involved with! They generate support for Big Lagoon, Perdido Key and Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Parks through work projects, community relations, exhibits, fund raising activities, special events, and educational activities. For more information on events and how to become a Friend of Pensacola State Parks, please visit

Need to get away from it all? Campsites are available just around short drive down the road at Big Lagoon State Park. Campers at Big Lagoon are given a pass allowing free admission to Perdido Key State Park during their stay. Reservations are only a mouse click away and can be made at or by calling 1-800-326-3521.