Manager's Message

Park, Manager, Message

Park Manager, Kiersten Wilson

Did you know that 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 290 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 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.

More information on events and how to become a Friend of Pensacola State Parks.

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 ReserveAmerica or by calling 1-800-326-3521.