The Friends of Pensacola State Parks is an organization of volunteers committed to the preservation of the Florida State Parks in the Pensacola area for the enjoyment of park visitors for generations to come.

We Are A Citizen Support Organization For:

  • Big Lagoon State Park
  • Perdido Key State Park
  • Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park

The three parks we cover are perhaps the most popular outdoor destination in

the Florida Panhandle. Combining all three State Parks we cover miles and miles of sugar-white sand beaches, striking coastal dune formations, nature trails, a boat launch, kayak rentals, picnic areas, a playground, 75 family camp sites, event space, and 5200 acres of The Real Florida.
The park is also the first stop along the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail as well as a Gateway Site for the Great Florida Birding Trail.

Please visit the park’s website at

Our Mission: “The friends of Pensacola State Parks, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to generating support for Big Lagoon, Perdido Key, and Tarklin Bayou Preserve State Parks. The focus of the organization is to provide assistance and seek funds for park needs. The scope of activities includes, but is not restricted to: support the park and staff in their activities, education and foster an understanding and appreciation for nature and the environment.”

For a Summary of the events happening in our park Visit our EVENTS page

Big lagoon State Park located at 12301 Gulf Beach Hwy, Pensacola, FL. 32507.
From I-10 take exit 7, drive south for 4 miles on Pine Forest Rd. to Blue Angel Parkway.
Turn right onto Blue Angel Park Way, drive south on Blue Angel park way for approximately 14 miles to Gulf Beach Hwy.
Turn right onto Gulf Beach Hwy Drive west for 4 miles, Big Lagoon State Park is on the left.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to fill the vacant positions on our board. If you would like to nominate someone for these positions (background check is necessary), please contact us: