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“Nice State park, but make advance reservations.”

Big Lagoon State Park
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Perdido Key
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The park offers many activities for outdoor enthusiasts.
Reviewed July 30, 2014

We have stayed at Big Lagoon State Park on 3 separate occasions. Some of the campsites are really nice; others, not so much. If you are going to stay here be sure to make early reservations during peak times. We have a 32' fifth wheel that fit on a site rated for 30'. Some of the sites are rated larger than what I think they would hold easily. Some are more tent friendly than others. The Southernmost side of the campground has the most shade and privacy between sites, while the Northern side will hold the bigger camping rigs. One of the nice things about the reservation system is that it will allow you to see photos of each site. You can also observe the campground using Google Earth to get an idea. Reserve early and get a site the meet your needs. It's a short trip to Johnson Beach which is better than the swimming in the park side of the lagoon. Nice playgrounds for the kids and friendly camp hosts. No sewer hook-ups, but at $20 a night it is a bargain.

3  Thank Rick B
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Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We visited here one day during the week, were on the way to the beach but saw the sign for this park and decided to give this place a try. The kids beach was nice, shallow water but it was VERY warm. We liked the picnic tables with the grills good idea for another day. The board walk and the look out tower had some nice views. We have three kids and they all enjoying walking on the beach in this area. We found lots of hermit crabs (no we didn't take any, just looked) we found 4 empty clam shells (yes we took these home) walked to the right of the look out tower and found a knocked over tree with lots of baby crabs living under it. Walked out to a small island with even more hermit crabs. Nice day for a new adventure. Kids were asleep before we left the park :) oh and for you geocahing folks the park themselves have one for you to find. Good luck

4  Thank grplovesjlp
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Reviewed July 6, 2014

Kayaking! They have kayaks, canoes, and SUP boards for rent for a decent price, for up to 4 hours. Beautiful beaches which were almost deserted even though we were there 4th of July week. Nice facilities.

10  Thank lovestobike
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was excited to visit Big Lagoon Sate Park but was slightly disappointed. It wasn't as big as I expected. We visited weekday so not crowded. Impressed with the number of groves though. Trails looked nice and even though we didn't bike, it looked like a very nice place to bike through.

Thank Darlene S
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

I saw more birds on Johnson Beach and the beach was much cleaner. There is lots of trash floating in the lagoon and very little wildlife. I was so disappointed and so was my family.

3  Thank Helen C
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