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Escambia County (Florida)

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Escambia County (Florida)

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Escambia County is in Florida.


Other destinations[edit]

  • Big Lagoon State Park is a 733-acre (2.97 km2) Florida State Park, approximately 10 miles southwest of Pensacola on Gulf Beach Highway. It encompasses the northern boundary of Big Lagoon as it snakes toward Pensacola Bay to the east. Wild Grande Lagoon and its minor tributaries lay within the boundaries of the park, as does the alligator-inhabited Long Pond that covers a coastal slough. The park is a "gateway site" for the Great Florida Birding Trail. It features four distinct natural communities including estuarine tidal marsh, mesic flatwoods, wet flatwoods, and is dominated by coastal scrub. The park features a number of threatened and endangered species such as the Eastern Indigo Snake, Gopher Tortoise, migratory shorebirds such as Snowy Plover, Least Tern among some twenty other listed species. The park has such amenities as beaches along the shoreline of Big Lagoon, bicycling down the 2.6 mile park drive, boating from a 40-slip boat ramp, canoeing along Big Lagoon, fishing, hiking along 4 miles of trails, kayaking in Grande Lagoon, wildlife viewing from a four story observation tower and footbridge overlooks at Long Pond and Grande Lagoon, picnicking at 21 shelters, swimming in Big Lagoon and 75 electrified camping sites and a group camp.
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore


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By air[edit]

  • Pensacola Regional Airport [1] (PNS) Currently served by six airlines providing direct service to Houston George Bush Intercontinental, Atlanta, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Chicago O'Hare, Memphis, Charlotte, Tampa, Orlando, and Fort Lauderdale.

Get around[edit]

Driving is by far the best way to get around the Pensacola area. With the exception of downtown or a few historic areas of interest, parking is plentiful and cheap. Downtown has street parking and a few parking garages. Most streets run north-south/east-west. A few of the major streets change names as they run through the city, one of the most notable ones being (from east to west) Bayou Blvd, Brent Lane, Beverly Pkwy, Michigan Ave, and Saufley Field Road. A map might come in handy in some of the areas near the Navy Base. A good rule of thumb is that you will eventually run into some sort of water whether you go east, south or west in town.

There are bicycle lanes throughout town, but most people will not notice them unless they are actually using them for their intended purpose. Downtown Pensacola is great to see from a bike, especially the old Seville area. Pensacola Beach has designated walking/biking paths that are usually much safer.

  • ECAT is Pensacola and Escambia County's transit service. [2] It provides bus service to a county-wide area, stopping at local shopping centers and hospitals.


  • Yellow Cab of Pensacola 850-433-3333
  • Pensacola Taxi 850-456-3000
  • Metro Cab of Pensacola 850-433-9999
  • Americab Express 850-490-0794

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  • Escambia County, Alabama - north
  • Santa Rosa County, Florida - east
  • Baldwin County, Alabama - west
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