Accessible Trail
Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park - Bayou
Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park Boardwalk
Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park Prairie
Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park Rose Pogonia
Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park - Bayou
Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park Wildflowers
Pink Sundew at Tarkiln Bayou
Photo looking down accessible hiking trail with concrete path, brown sign, pine trees, saw palmettos, and grasses.
View of Tarkiln Bayou with an oak tree overhead, sandy beach area, vegetation growing close to shore, and calm blue water.
view of the accessible wooden boardwalk leading through swamp with pine trees surrounding it, leading to the calm water of the bayou.
View of pine trees, wire grass, and small shrubs on a sunny day with a bright blue sky overhead.
Close up photo of the flower on a Rose Pogonia with green grasses in the background.
View of Tarkiln Bayou with an oak tree overhead, sandy beach area, vegetation growing close to shore, and calm blue water.
Sun shining on a field of bright pink Agalinis wildflowers with green stems and leaves.
Close up view of a brightly colored carnivorous Pink Sundew flower.

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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.

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