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“Great place to take a relaxing walk” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park

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Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park
12301 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola, FL
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Ranked #31 of 40 Attractions in Pensacola
Pensacola, Florida
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“Great place to take a relaxing walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Nice place to take a walk and relax. It cost $3.00 to park. Remember to put your receipt in your car window. The walk way splits into a mile hike and a longer hike. The mile hike ends at a small piece of water surrounded by trees. There are small benches along the walk ways and one at the end of the mile hike. Beautiful place to sit, breathe fresh air and let your mind relax. You can bring your dog but they must stay on a leash. The reviews are correct, there is nothing to do except walk and look at nature. But, I don't think its uninspiring if you are a nature loving. Worth a walk.

Visited March 2014
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“Saw Palmettos and mosquitoes”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

That's about all you will see. There are a few small pitcher plants here and there but overall a pretty uninspiring state park. Big Lagoon State Park at the south end of Bauer Road is much bigger and better and has far more to offer. There is a mile long trail at Tarkiln that has an elevated walkway and leads to the bayou. Also as with all Florida parks there is a fee to get in. It is only a few dollars but you must put it in an envelope and save the receipt for parking. As for wildlife, my son and I only saw a black racer snake. There a few signs that indicate the native flora and fauna but not much else. Take bug repellent if you go during summer.

Visited November 2013
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