Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park
8 a.m. until sunset, 365 days
$3 per vehicle. $2 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers
Welcome to Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park
At over 4,000 acres, Tarkiln Bayou Preserve is home to four species of endangered pitcher plants, as well as other rare and endangered plant species.
The carnivorous white-topped 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 Bay.