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Big Lagoon State Park: Day 1 on the water

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A kayaker’s paradise, this park also offers recreation for visitors of all sorts. With 655 acres to roam, it’s a popular place for campers, birders, fishermen and nature itself. From land, water or the four story observation tower, there’s miles of natural landscape for the eye to see.

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The first stop on both the Florida Saltwater Circumnavigational Paddling Trail and The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail.


Features 9 distinct natural communities ranging from marshes to flatwoods.
Home to over 20 threatened and endangered plant and animal species.
Provides refuge for cardinals, towhees, brown thrashes and nuthatches.

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