Thursday, May 3, 2012

Florida's Perdido Key

We drive through the island, but never stop when going to Mobile and Biloxi from Panama City but have never stopped.  Beautiful drive, though.

From Pensacola Tourist Magazine.

NAME COMES FROM--  Spaninsh for "lost."

BIG LAGOON STATE PARK-- On the Intercoastal Waterway, 689 acres.  Great views from 40-ft tower.

FORT McREE RUINS--  pre-Civil War fort, accessible only by boat.  Built to guard entrance to Pensacola Bay (Fort Pickens on the other side).  At Perdido Key's eastern-most point.  Definitely something I would like to see.  I had read that it was no longer there.  Of course, not having a boat in Florida could be a problem for me.

JOHNSON BEACH, GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE--  National Park, covers eastern end of the island.  Lots to do here.  $8 admission

ROSAMOND MONUMENT, JOHNSON BEACH--  honors Escambia County resident for his service in Korean War.  Died at age 17 rescuing wounded soldiers.

Maybe, We'll Have to Stop next Time Through.  --RoadDog

1 comment:

jeeperman said...

The only part of Ft. McRee (also found to be spelled McCrae) is what was built after WWI.
The Civil War are portion is in Pensacola Pass as the pass creeps west over time.
Today you will only see some black moldy concrete behind a chainlink fence.