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.
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.