Enjoy the beautiful wildflowers blooming at Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park! Wildlife activity is picking up also, which makes now the perfect time to explore the park. Hiking and bird watching are fantastic outdoor activities offered at the park. Or, if hiking does not appeal to you, maybe a quiet picnic lunch under a shaded pavilion? Even though the temperatures are not the heat of...
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Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park
Welcome to Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park
Tarkiln Bayou Preserve is home to four species of endangered pitcher plants, as well as other rare and endangered plant species. The rare, carnivorous white-top pitcher plant is unique to the Gulf Coast and found only between the Apalachicola and Mississippi rivers. Almost 100 other rare plants and animals depend on the wet prairie habitat, including the alligator snapping turtle, sweet pitcher plant, and Chapman's butterwort. A boardwalk offers visitors a view of the wild and beautiful Tarkiln Bayou. Visitors can enjoy a picnic and then take a hike on the nature trails to observe the rare plants and animals. For a more adventurous outing, visitors can take a day-hike across the park to the Perdido River.