Regular park entrance fees apply $4 for one person in a vehicle or $6 for up to 8 people in a vehicle
Big Lagoon State Park along with the Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association invites you to spend an evening gazing at the skies. Clear skies permitting, members of the association will set up telescopes 30 minutes prior to sunset and offer binoculars to capture views of the moon, planets and other celestial objects. The gaze will be held at the amphitheater parking area at Big Lagoon State Park, with telescopes set up on left side of amphitheater (east side of parking area). Visitors are requested to park in the back lot to avoid driving through and lighting up the viewing area. All participants must enter the park prior to sunset, when the front gates will be locked. Please wear weather appropriate clothes and bring bug spray. The gazes themselves are free but normal park entry fees do apply. Note: As sunset times change throughout the year, please contact the Ranger Station at 850-492-1595 ahead of time to find out when the front gates will be locked for the evening.