Tarkiln Bayou Preserve is home to four species of endangered pitcher plants, as well as other rare and endangered plant species. The rare, 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 River.

Not bad at all. It's actually pretty nice. $3 to enter. Ensure you go when it's dry. Trail is not marked good at all.

Starts out a nice trail but during the summer it's very humid. after raining it has many large puddles making it hard to follow the trail.

Did this one last year. Waited a few days after it rained but much of it was still wet with large pools of water. Some parts of the trail can get confusing because some of the trail markers are covered in brush making it difficult especially when there are two paths to take. Because of the humidity and bugs I'd suggest waiting until winter for this one.

hiking
2 months ago

well worth the hike for the view

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful, easy trail. Enjoyed the solitude of a scenic lunch at the point watching osprey dive for fish.

hiking
5 months ago

trail running
6 months ago

walking
6 months ago

The portion of the trail I went to was labeled "Tarkin Bayou Preserve. It was $3 just to park there. The longer portion of the trail wasn't maintained well (flooded in several areas, ruts). Pretty but not worth $3 in my humble opinion.

hiking
7 months ago

it was very fun. saw deer tracks and raccoon tracks. very awesome. Definitely gonna do it again.

walking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

great day hike, takes you out to a point that is beach and ocean. it does loop as long on you ver to the right going back toward the parking area. some tall grass, nothing crazy but it is a nice option versus the out & back on same trail.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Did some geocaching and biking. A portion of the 5.9 trail is clearly defined. The second part of the loop has not been cut in a while. Used Garmin along the trail. Some very sandy areas. Over all beautiful area with water views.

easy hike absolutely beautiful