7.4 Good
     
Pensacola, Florida

Big Lagoon State Park

Pensacola, Florida



Pensacola, Florida
Phone: (850) 492-1595

Sites: 68
Recent Rate: $18 7/2016

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

Ratings overview

42 Reviews

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We normally camp in motorhome but it was broken down. This park is nice. Fresh or salt water fishing. Nice swimming area with picnic tables. Free air museum close by. Lighthouse close by. Shopping and groceries close.

Don't camp in a tent in July, too hot. We camped at Big Lagoon State Park in a Tent.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
Tips for other Campers:

Walmart, Target, Winn Dixie, CVS. Swimming, fishing, hiking. Lighthouse.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Our site had a lot of privacy and composed of soft sand unlike other sites that had a concrete pad, which was somewhat unlevel. Roads had potholes and trash bins were inconvenient. Two of the three bath houses were closed due to being renovated. If you want to go to the beach you need to leave the park and go a couple of miles to Perdido Key. We camped at Big Lagoon State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
032
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Good water and 50 amp electric and acceptable TV channels however no WiFi and no sewer, just dump station. We stayed for 3 days to visit the Naval Aviation Museum and Perdido Key and both were very close by. Gave it a Good rating because it was inexpensive and close to what we wanted to do however, bathrooms were not easily handicap accessible, nor were they very clean. We did notice a few portapottys on the roadside in the campgrounds, but none were large enough to accommodate a wheelchair.

The main road on the way into the park was riddled with a minefield of unavoidable pot holes and huge puddles hiding some of them. At the very least we thought they could have filled the holes with gravel to make the path a bit more accessible for big rigs. We would stay there again because it was very affordable and we do not need or use their bathroom facilities. We camped at Big Lagoon State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Site Details

Site Number
65
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We enjoyed the Aviation Museum so much, we returned for a second day. And if timing allows, don't miss the Tuesday and Wednesday Blue Angel practice sessions.

Also, try the "Shrimp Basket" for lunch or dinner. They have all-you-can-eat specials most days of the week and we took advantage of their all-you-can-eat steamed shrimp for a late lunch and certainly got our money's worth.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

This is a very nice park for bird watching - in the campsites were mockingbirds, thrushes, cardinals, chickadees, and on the beaches were herons and shorebirds. Very natural area, with dense undergrowth between spaces for privacy. You can get some noisy local campers on the weekends. Florida residents half price on the nightly rate. We camped at Big Lagoon State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 171
States Visited: 53
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice level sites. Some site have concrete pads. Our site was sand, but very level. Can walk to the Gulf and Intracoastal. There is a nice boardwalk. We would stay here again. We camped at Big Lagoon State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

We were right near the Pensacola Navy Air Station. On Tuesdays the Blue Angels give a demonstration. It was fantastic...and free! I believe they also fly another day, but I'm not sure which one. We ate at the Fisherman's Corner. Very reasonable and good.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 110
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 27

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

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 90
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 14

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 142
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

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

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 148
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 30

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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Review Count: 217
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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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