Tarkiln Bayou State Park - Perdido Bay Trail

 * This map was last updated August 26, 2012

Trailhead Location
Dec Lat: 30.372594                    Lat: 30°22'21.34"N
Dec Lon: -87.403148                    Lon: 87°24'11.33"W

Trail Information
Type: Sidewalk - Dirt - Wet
Users: Hikers
Distance: 6.5 miles (loop)
Fees: $3.00 per vehicle / $2.00 walk-in or bike
Restrooms: Yes
Park Hours: 8 a.m. to 1/2 hour before sunset

The Tarkiln Bayou State Park offers three different trails.  The Perdido Bay Trail is the longest of the three at 6.5 miles round trip.  The trail mainly follows a dirt road and parallels Perdido Bay for part of the trail.  The trail may be overgrown in areas with knee-high grass.  Also, expect to get your feet wet on areas of the trail where swamp water will be anywhere from a few inches to 2 feet deep.  At the trailhead you will find a restroom, a couple of picnic tables, and a pay box(honor system).  Leashed dogs are allowed on the trail, but not on the beach.

Directions To Trailhead
The road to the trailhead (Bauer Rd) is located between Lillian Highway (US 98) and Sorrento Rd., west of Blue Angel Parkway.

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Entrance Sign

Parking Lot

Welcome Sign

View From Parking Lot


Picnic Tables


Doggie Bags

Trail Start

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