Edged up against the heavily commercialized coast is the Big Lagoon State Park. Located only a few minutes away from some popular attractions, this park provides contrast to the retail area. There are a lot of outdoor activities to do here. We especially enjoyed the boardwalk trails. If you are not from the area and want to see a different landscape, the boardwalk trails provide you with that option. The cost to enter the state park for the purpose of day-use is $4.00 per vehicle/1 person, or $6.00 per vehicle/2-8 people.
We live close enough to camp here often. It’s beautiful. Lots of trails to hike. Bring your kayak and bikes.
We are new to pulling an RV and this was one of our first to visit. This place is awesome. Good trails, excellent scenery an observation tower ….. The staff was very helpful and courteous. We even had a free concert at the out door theater. Only down side is no sewer connection which is not an issue for a short visit. We will visit again!
Great trails to walk, super nice showers and bathrooms. Wildlife is everywhere. Close to the naval base. Very nice staff. The board walk out to the observation tower is great for a stroll
One of my favorites in the are by far! There are kayak rentals at the office, very good prices for the amount of time you have it. The campground has great trails and bath houses. Some sites can get a bit soggy in different seasons but overall a great place!
This is a fantastic find for us. So close to Perdido key beach but very nice quiet and fairly private feeling sites. Our site #7 had a large clean concrete pad and fun sandy area in back with place to stretch a clothesline or hammock. Bathrooms were clean. Price was very reasonable at $21 per night.
What a beautiful and family-friendly park. It is only $20 a night with electricity and water at each site. The sites are roomy. Bathrooms are kept clean.
Check out the photo of the site map to see how narrow this campground is. Fortunately, it really doesn't feel that way when you're at your site. I thought it was a cozy feeling, and it didn't feel like lots of sites were crowded in a small area. Despite the small footprint of the campground, it was very quiet.
If you look at the site map, it looks like all the sites are back in sites that aren't very wide. That's not really what they look like…at all. We had site 68 and many campers on that side of the loop had parked a vehicle parallel to the road because some sites are actually longer along the road than deep. This is not a complaint…it works. We did pull our vehicle in beside our teardrop but could have parked parallel to the road. I've included photos of several sites to show how people set up.
Good Separation Between Sites: I liked the amount of separation with heavy brush between most sites. I preferred the sites on the outside of the loop.
Lots of Restrooms: This campground only has about 75 sites, and there are 3 restrooms (not counting the one in the group camp area). Two are handicapped accessible with concrete pads for sites 7, 8, 10, 56 and 57. There are showers in each restroom.
Boats? Many people were able to fit a boat on their site, but there were also boats parked near the end of the loop in the area before the group camping area. I don't know if this area is open to everyone or just for hosts/volunteers.
Great Area for Easy Hiking: Sand Pine and Estuary Trails are 3.5 and 2 miles, respectively, but you can easily do a combination and cover it all. There's a tower out by Big Lagoon that's worth the view on a sunny day. We saw turtles, snakes and a heron while hiking, but no alligators.
Campground was clean and plenty to do. Wildlife galore. Shower houses where nice and just a short walk to the lagoon.
Big Lagoon is my go-to quick getaway camping spot. It's got nice little camps that are good for tents or campers and the bathrooms are clean and well maintained. There are sandy trails leading through the costal scrub vegetation and lots of animals to see and hear. The beach is the Intercoastal waterway so there is boat traffic and noise, but it's brackish water and calm compared to the gulf. Good little picnic spots right along the water and a giant pavilion for large gatherings too. The only down side is sometimes the road traffic and boat traffic is loud. I usually go in the fall/winter/spring because without A/C it's too hot to camp.