Tarkiln Bayou State Park

Pensacola, FL

Experience nature up-close at Tarkiln Bayou State Park. See exotic plants including the carnivorous white-top pitcher plant, which is unique to the Gulf Coast and found only between the Apalachicola and Mississippi rivers.

Almost 100 other rare plants and animals depend on the wet prairie habitat, including the alligator snapping turtle, sweet pitcher plant and Chapman's butterwort. A boardwalk offers visitors a view of the wild and beautiful Tarkiln Bayou. Visitors can enjoy a picnic and then take a hike on the nature trails to observe the rare plants and animals.

Traveler Tips: For a more adventurous outing, visitors can take a day-hike across the park to the Perdido Bay.

Tarkiln Bayou State Park

2387 County Rd 293 Pensacola, FL 32506

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