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Health Alert: Inland Marine Bathing Areas

By DOH-Escambia

May 01, 2014

Due to the significant rainfall that Escambia County, Florida has experienced, which has caused excessive flooding and sewage overflows, the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (DOH-Escambia) has issued a health alert for the following inland marine bathing areas:

  • Bayou Texar at Bayview Park
  • Sanders Beach
  • Bayou Chico at Lakewood Park
  • Bayou Grande at Navy Point Park
  • Big Lagoon State Park
  • Quiet Water Beach

DOH-Escambia advises against engaging in any water-related activities at the above locations due to the potential for high bacteria levels.
We will continue to monitor the water quality in these areas and advise the public of our results. For more information, contact the DOH-Escambia Environmental Health office at 850-595-6700 or visit