Welcome to Yellow River Marsh Preserve State Park
The Yellow River Marsh Preserve protects one of Florida's last remaining tracts of wet prairie, including the largest community of pitcher plants in the state. The carnivorous plants flourish here, passively trapping insects in specialized tube-shaped leaves and absorbing nutrients from their decomposing prey. The preserve is located in Santa Rosa County on Garcon Point, which separates Escambia Bay from Blackwater Bay. Nearly 20 rare and endangered species of plants and animals make their homes along the bay and its wet prairies, dome swamps,and flatwoods. There are no recreational facilities in the preserve, but the sweeping landscapes of the pitcher plant prairies offer a tremendous opportunity for photography and nature appreciation. A small parking area, gazebo and public access point are located on Dickerson City Road. Spring is the time for adventure! Yellow River Marsh is a preserve area with a wide variety of native plants and wildlife. Getting a little park on ya means watching your grandchild get his first taste of salt in the air and sand on his toes. Getting a little park on ya is listening to the sound of white-capped waves greeting the beach, the smell of today's catch grilling over charcoal while your friends gather round the campfire, or sighting a bird to add to your "life list" with your best birding buddy. It's walking into the cooling shade of a forested trail, or paddling scenic rivers that were yesterday's highways and listening to your grandparents talk of "the good old days," or diving into a first-magnitude spring with your cousins. It's exploring historic sites, visiting research centers and taking educational tours with your family.