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Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park


At over 4000 acres, Tarkiln Bayou Preserve is home to four species of endangered pitcher plants, as well as other rare and endangered plant species. The carnivorous white-top pitcher plant 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. For a more adventurous outing, visitors can take a day-hike across the park to the Perdido Bay.

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  • Number of Rooms: 75
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  • Number of Sites: 74
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Meeting Rooms
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  • Largest Room 252
  • Number of Rooms 3
Amphitheater & Decks
  • Theater Capacity: 275
  • Reception Capacity: 275
Amphitheater Stag
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 252
Governor’s Pavilion
  • Classroom Capacity: 275
  • Banquet Capacity: 275
  • Reception Capacity: 275