Pensacola, Florida

Big Lagoon State Park

Pensacola, Florida



Pensacola, Florida
Phone: (850) 492-1595

Sites: 68
Recent Rate: $11 8/2015

Latitude: 30.3214241965054
Longitude: -87.4037289619446

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,Sprint,T-Mobile
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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37 Reviews

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eileenb

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

I am handicapped, and this facility is not handicapped friendly. The restrooms are on stilts, with no ramp access, and very overgrown. The sites are not paved, with a lot of standing water. The stalls are small, and difficult for a larger RV. I have stayed in numerous Florida State campgrounds, and have been very pleased with them, however, this campground was more than disappointing. We camped at Big Lagoon State Park in a Motorhome.

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dbcordello

Review Count: 101
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $11.00
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Price was a Florida residents senior rate. Campground was satisfactory, sites were spacious enough, water pressure and electric service were good. Close to Perdido Key and Pensacola. The park itself is not too exciting; we walked their boardwalks. No sewer, so not a long term place for us. Good spot for the price, though. We camped at Big Lagoon State Park in a Motorhome.

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The Happy Traveler

Review Count: 85
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay. Quiet at night. Can be noisy by day, with a siren here or there, and air traffic noise from the nearby naval air station, but that can include Blue Angel practice sessions. Some campsites are adequately sized, while others are suitable only for small RVs or tents. Carefully review pictures on the Florida Parks website before choosing. Some sites shady, others more open in this scrub oak/pine ecosystem. Most sites are sandy or packed shell, while a few are concrete padded. Restrooms spotless, well maintained. Electric and water worked fine. Excellent DTV reception of all networks. Sprint phone service was 5 bar with full 4G LTE. Park staff friendly, helpful. Good wildlife viewing opportunities on boardwalks and trails. Coyotes and owls at night, deer and birds by day. Snakes are present, including water moccasins in swampy areas, beware. No-see-um's (midges) could be pesky in morning and evening hours. Good park for casual bicycling in campground and main park road. Park's beaches are located on a sandy back bay, not the Gulf of Mexico, so dangerous currents are not a factor. Good kayaking waters. Camping fees include free entry to Tarkiln Bayou and Perdido Key State Parks. Lots of well-maintained picnic shelters and pavilions would allow for great family reunions. Two major grocery stores, fast food, seafood restaurants, and a library are within a mile or two. We will return again. We camped at Big Lagoon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Fisherman's Corner Seafood Pub, under the Perdido Key Bridge somewhat behind the Circle K on the mainland side, is ugly on the outside, but has outstanding seafood inside. Medium priced.

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Cinzia

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $20.00
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This was a nice park (especially if you have bikes and are interested in water sports or have children). The sites are small, but private and very quiet. The showers in our loop weren't working but the others were near by. There are nice bridges and walkways out near the water and we were able to view an alligator over one of the bridges. We camped at Big Lagoon State Park in a Motorhome.

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Atnt Life Grand

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $22.00
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This park is doing a great job for the public. The welcoming staff was friendly and helpful. Our site was spacious and also afforded some privacy. The Lagoon is beautiful, and the park supplies all kinds of boats and life jackets for rent. They even offer binoculars on loan for bird watching. The showers and restrooms were modern, clean, and comfortable. There is an observation tower from which you can see the Lagoon and Pensacola Bay. We would return here if we were in the area. We camped at Big Lagoon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Bob & Stephanie

Review Count: 124
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $10.00
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Always enjoy coming to this park but I have noticed that there are fewer sites available for our 40' motorhome and when I questioned the staff about it I learned that the park manager has decided to change the length of RV permitted in each site because he seems to think that will prevent folks from overhanging their site. I have found that no matter how small the RV or tent some folks always overhang their site into the roadway so now many people will find limited spaces when attempting to book a site at this park even though the site is capable of handling their rig. Sites formerly capable of accommodating our rig (since we've already stayed in them) are now not listed as large enough which I think is sad since it will limit our ability to reserve a site in the future. Park amenities are very nice, rest rooms/showers well maintained and pavilions are wonderful. Rate is Florida senior rate. We camped at Big Lagoon State Park in a Motorhome.

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gsgroff

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $20.00
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This park is not up to the standard that we have so far experienced in the Florida State Park system. Many of the sites were flooded (OK, there was a recent rain, but not a major one). Our site was so narrow, we could not put out our patio mat. To stay out of the standing water in the rear, I had to stay front too far to fit our car, so had to back that into the weeds. I also had to use blocks under the wheels and jacks to get level. It's not a "bad" park, just not as nice as the previous State Parks we have been to. It's also a lot smaller, so that may have something to do with it. There are nicer (and also worse) sites here. With a more knowledgeable pick of sites, this would be a nice, quiet, and out of the way park to stay. Good bike riding around the park roads. We camped at Big Lagoon State Park in a Motorhome.

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R&S

Review Count: 122
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects Florida Senior Rate. The sites were fairly level, but mostly sand & shell. The water quality was great, as was the electric hook-up. There is a nice boardwalk through the lagoon area. The rest rooms were clean, but had stair access from certain parts of the campground. We would stay here again. We camped at Big Lagoon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Veebyes

Review Count: 196
States Visited: 49
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $25.00
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Great SP. I guess a somewhat older park designed to accommodate RVs smaller than today's monsters. The site we were given required some vehicular gymnastics, but we stuffed in & once there had adequate room. Enjoyed the boardwalks & took in a few sights of the area. The Naval Air Station museum is a must see & exceeded expectations. Spent most of a day there. We camped at Big Lagoon State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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The Grizz

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $25.00
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Nice state park near Pensacola and Perdido Key. Check in was easy; we were able to drive through to pick our site. Fairly level sites, close together with scrub brush vegetation between them. Great hikes nearby, access to lagoon and ocean near, lots of area restaurants and shopping in Pensacola. Bathhouses were older, but were cleaned daily. We camped at Big Lagoon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Red Wolf Deux

Review Count: 121
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $23.00
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This is a nice campground with a couple of hiking trails. We had a concrete pad at our site. Restroom/showers are very good and warm. It was quiet and peaceful on a winter's night... We camped at Big Lagoon State Park in a Motorhome.

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gsnakehill

Review Count: 316
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $24.00
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Thursday, February 28 - Big Lagoon State Park, Pensacola, Florida This is the last state park on the Panhandle before one enters AL. This park has 75 campsites with water and electricity, fire rings and picnic tables. One can swim, fish, boat, crabbing and hike in this park on 678 acres. Depending on the season there are guided walks, campfire programs and recreational skills programs. There are over five miles of hiking and nature trails that take you on roads, boardwalks, sand bars and marshes. There is an observation tower to view the park, the Intracoastal Waterway, Gulf Islands National Seashore and Perdido Key. This is the beginning of the Great Florida Birding Trail. Some sites are on cement and others on hard pack dirt and sand. Many campers were staying for an overnight but others stayed for one week or more. It did feel like it was Florida in its natural state except for seeing litter on some of the hiking trails and marshes. We camped at Big Lagoon State Park in a Motorhome.

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franjan

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $20.00
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Stayed there for 7 nights. Not the Hilton of campgrounds, but very friendly and quiet. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others. We camped at Big Lagoon State Park in a Truck Camper.

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Bob & Stephanie

Review Count: 124
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $12.00
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Very nice state park with very clean, well maintained amenities. Example: the beachfront pavilions and rest rooms are all in very good condition and reflect the care given them. Wonderful waterfront views out over the Big Lagoon, scenic nature trails etc. Price reflects senior discount, we stayed 8 nights and would definitely return. Some sites are very sandy but that's Florida. Staff is excellent and went out of their way to assist in all areas. We camped at Big Lagoon State Park in a Motorhome.

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Yakin669

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $20.00
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This was an really nice campground. This was our first camping experience in the panhandle. The campsite was clean and easy to get into, and we have a 36 ft. travel trailer. It is a typical state park campground which is woodsy and plenty of surrounding vegitation. Our site, 50, did not have any trees, but a lot of foliage which acted as a buffer from the other sites. We enjoyed the wildlife in the area. We would stay here again. We camped at Big Lagoon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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