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Bagdad Mill  Site Park  

BAGDAD VILLAGE HISTORIC DISTRICT

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES    -    SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FL 

Picture of Bagdad Mill Site Park entrance - Bagdad Mill Site Park is located in the historic district of Bagdad, FL.  The park is the most unique addition to the Santa Rosa County Park System, being the only park of its kind in Northwest Florida.  The historic site is located on the Blackwater River and has a historic marker listing it as a Florida Heritage Site.  The historic marker documents the devastation of Beard’s raid during the Civil War.  The park is a favorite for both nature lovers and recreational enthusiasts.  The park entrance is constructed of Juniper timbers, a common rot resistant building material used for cladding historic homes in the Village of Bagdad.

Bagdad Mill Site Park

Picture of Bagdad Mill Site Park entrance sign - Bagdad Mill Site Park is located in the historic district of Bagdad, FL.  The park is the most unique addition to the Santa Rosa County Park System, being the only park of its kind in Northwest Florida.  The historic site is located on the Blackwater River and has a historic marker listing it as a Florida Heritage Site.  The park is a favorite for both nature lovers and recreational enthusiasts.  The park entrance is constructed of Juniper timbers, a common rot resistant building material used for cladding historic homes in the Village of Bagdad.

Bagdad Mill Site Park is the most unique addition to the Santa Rosa County Park System, being the only park of its kind in Northwest Florida.  The historic site is located on the Blackwater River and a favorite for both nature lovers and recreational enthusiasts.

A  Florida  Heritage  Site

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(Right)  There are over 160 newly planted trees in the park.  All are native species to our area, enriching the habitat for wildlife along the Blackwater River Corridor.

Picture of Bagdad Mill Site Park newly planted trees – Bagdad Mill Site Park, Bagdad, FL, Santa Rosa County.  There are over 150 newly planted trees in the park.  All are native species to our area, enriching the habitat for wildlife along the Blackwater River Corridor.
Picture of Bagdad Mill Site Park fishing pier - Bagdad Mill Site Park, Bagdad, FL, Santa Rosa County.  Bagdad Mill Site Park offers a spectacular view of the Blackwater River and the island that was once a part of the lumber mill's operations.  Set at the foot of the fishing pier is one of 3 historic markers in Bagdad describing the historic significance of the Bagdad Lumber Mill and the Shipbuilding industry here on the Blackwater River.

Bagdad Mill Site Park offers a spectacular view of the Blackwater River and the island that was once  a  part  of  the lumber mill's operations.

Set at the foot of the fishing pier is one of 4 historic markers in Bagdad describing the historic significance of the Bagdad Lumber Mill and the Shipbuilding industry here on the Blackwater River.

Educational panels are found along the park's .45 mi path celebrating the history of Bagdad, its mill, and the flora and fauna common to the Blackwater Basin. The 22-acre park is ADA accessible and provides the comfort of picnic tables, park benches, restrooms, and potable water. It is only 1.5 miles from the I-10 corridor and is part of the Bagdad - Milton Gateway.

Picture of Bagdad Mill Site Park southern pathway - Bagdad Mill Site Park, Bagdad, FL, Santa Rosa County. The southern pathway leads to Bagdad Mill Site Kayak launch which is ADA accessible.  In the main park area, educational panels are found along the park's .45 mi path celebrating the history of Bagdad, its mill, and the flora and fauna common to the Blackwater Basin. The 22 acre park is ADA accessible and provides the comfort of picnic tables, park benches, restrooms, and potable water. It is only 1.5 miles from the I-10 corridor and is part of the Bagdad-Milton Gateway.
Picture of Bagdad Mill Site Park south holding pond - Bagdad Mill Site Park, Bagdad, FL, Santa Rosa County.  Three ponds play a vital role in the park's ecosystem protecting the rivers from runoff and providing wet edges for wildlife. Resident and migratory birds in the park bring attention to avid birders, some of whom are monitoring their numbers.  In the lower portion of the park, a boardwalk bridges the uplands to the Bagdad Mill Site Kayak Launch area.

Three ponds play a vital role in the park's ecosystem protecting the rivers from runoff and providing wet edges for wildlife. Resident and migrating birds in the park bring attention to avid birders, some of whom are monitoring their numbers.  In the lower portion of the park, a boardwalk bridges the uplands to the Kayak launch area.

The Bagdad Mill Site Kayak Launch is accessed by vehicle at the park's Cross St entrance.  It features a soft launch mat, is ADA compliant, and has a shallow entry at the water's edge.  Many local and traveling outdoor enthusiasts use the Bagdad Mill Site Park to embark on their recreational journey be it by foot, by wheel, or by water.  

Picture of Bagdad Mill Site Kayak Launch - Bagdad Mill Site Park, Bagdad, FL, Santa Rosa County.  The Bagdad Mill Site Kayak Launch is accessed by vehicle at the park's Cross St entrance.  It features a soft launch mat, is ADA compliant, and has a shallow entry at the water's edge.  Many local and traveling outdoor enthusiasts use the Bagdad Mill Site Park to embark on their recreational journey be it by foot, by wheel, or by water.

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