Big Lagoon State Park
Temporary Ranger Station Hours
The ranger station is temporarily operating at reduced hours. The station will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT Mondays through Fridays. On Saturdays and Sundays, the station will be open from 8 a.m. to sunset. During periods that the ranger station is closed, the park is transitioning to honor-fee entrance. Visitors are asked to pay the entrance/launch fees with cash or check by utilizing the blue envelopes/deposit box on the side of the ranger station building. Those wishing to pay with credit card may do so by scanning posted QR codes and paying with credit cards online. After-hours emergency numbers are posted in park kiosks.
Temporary Playground Closure
The campground playground has been removed due to safety concerns. The swings in the campground remain safe and are available for use.
Welcome to Big Lagoon State Park
Natural communities, ranging from saltwater tidal marshes to pine flatwoods, attract a wide variety of birds, especially during the spring and fall migrations.
Think of Big Lagoon State Park as a gateway. It not only offers swimming, boating, fishing, camping, hiking and paddling, but adventurers also can begin or end a 1,515-mile sea kayaking journey on the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail around the entire state. The top half of a kayak embedded in sand marks the launch site along with a box containing a weathered log book.
The park is also a gateway for the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. The park is a stopover for more than 23 species of wood-warbler and a variety of ducks, sandpipers and black-bellied plovers. Bring binoculars or borrow a pair from the ranger station and roam the shore and extensive coastal forest, or climb the three-story observation tower for a bird’s-eye view.
Begin your outdoor adventure at Big Lagoon State Park!
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Rentals and Special Events
Observation Tower at Big Lagoon
CANCELLED-An Evening Under The Stars Astronomy Event
Sat, Aug 15, 2020 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm CDTCANCELLED-Big Lagoon State Park is partnering with the Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association for an Evening Under the Stars. Take a look through their telescopes and learn about the current skies.
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