Big Lagoon

State Park - Florida

Big Lagoon State Park is located on the northwestern Florida coast, approximately 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Pensacola on Gulf Beach Highway. It encompasses the northern boundary of Big Lagoon as it snakes toward Pensacola Bay to the east. Wild Grande Lagoon and its minor tributaries lay within the boundaries of the park, as does the alligator-inhabited Long Pond, a man-made freshwater pond. The park is a 'gateway site' for the Great Florida Birding Trail. It features nine distinct natural communities including estuarine tidal marsh, mesic flatwoods, wet flatwoods, and is dominated by scrubby flatwoods. The park features a number of threatened and endangered species such as the large-leaved jointweed, gopher tortoise, migratory shorebirds such as snowy plover, least tern among some twenty other listed species.

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Official visitor map of Gulf Islands National Seashore (NS) in Florida and Mississippi. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Gulf Islands - Visitor Map

Official visitor map of Gulf Islands National Seashore (NS) in Florida and Mississippi. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

brochures

Brochure of Big Lagoon State Park in Florida. Published by Florida State Parks.Big Lagoon - Brochure

Brochure of Big Lagoon State Park in Florida. Published by Florida State Parks.

Big Lagoon SP https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/big-lagoon-state-park https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Lagoon_State_Park Big Lagoon State Park is located on the northwestern Florida coast, approximately 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Pensacola on Gulf Beach Highway. It encompasses the northern boundary of Big Lagoon as it snakes toward Pensacola Bay to the east. Wild Grande Lagoon and its minor tributaries lay within the boundaries of the park, as does the alligator-inhabited Long Pond, a man-made freshwater pond. The park is a 'gateway site' for the Great Florida Birding Trail. It features nine distinct natural communities including estuarine tidal marsh, mesic flatwoods, wet flatwoods, and is dominated by scrubby flatwoods. The park features a number of threatened and endangered species such as the large-leaved jointweed, gopher tortoise, migratory shorebirds such as snowy plover, least tern among some twenty other listed species.

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