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Baars Park and Sanders Beach Kayak Fishing Trail Access Upgrades

Implementing Organization

State of Florida


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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 enhance/increase access to Pensacola waterways for kayak fishing and paddling by establishing a designated kayak fishing and paddling trail starting at Baars Park and ending at Sanders Beach. Kayak fishing is the fastest growing segment of the U.S. sportfishing market due to increasing fuel costs, expense compared to other watercraft, minimal environmental impacts, and growing appreciation for an active outdoor lifestyle. Pensacola offers tourism amenities that market its natural resources to outdoor recreation enthusiasts as a nature-based tourism destination, resulting in economic stimulus and increased public awareness of natural Pensacola.


Gareth Leonard
(850) 617-9452
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