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Perdido River and Bay Paddle Trail

Implementing Organization

State of Florida


DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA


Project Category

Recreational Use

Project Actions

Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources

Recreational Resources

Project Description

The project will provide and enhance recreational opportunities along Perdido River by constructing recreational access and amenities at multiple locations along the Florida side of the river. This project will build on work completed through the Deepwater Horizon Early Restoration Phase I: Florida Boat Ramp Enhancement and Construction Project, specifically Perdido River Public Boat Ramp. Specifically, the project will include: • Construction of seven elevated shelters at five sites along the Perdido River -- Burnt Car Landing – shelter with composting toilet -- Muscogee Site – shelter with composting toilet -- Horse Trail Site – shelter with composting toilet -- Sand Landing – two shelters with composting toilets and an improved canoe launch -- Otto Hill Site – two shelters with composting toilets • Construction of two shelters and kiosks on the Perdido River Nature Preserve • Construction of an entrance drive, a parking area, and a shelter at Heron Bayou At Heron Bayou, a boat ramp will be constructed that requires associated dredging, but these activities will not be funded using NRDA funds. This project leverages a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Boating and Waterways match grant for design, engineering, and permitting of a public boat launch and recreational facility. The project will complement other recreational components of The Nature Conservancy’s Perdido River Water Quality Protection, Habitat Restoration and Recreational Enhancement project and Escambia County’s Perdido River and Bay Paddle Trail and Boating Improvements project. The project will also complement the paddling trail Alabama on "More Info" link below


Pearce Barrett
(850) 245-2106
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