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Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park

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Peaceful and Beautiful

OK. I am a huge fan of FL State Parks, but Rocky Bayou is exceptional. We had 14 kayak paddlers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St. Petersburg, Florida
Love this state park

We have camped here in tents and in RV's and both have been wonderful experiences. Yesterday as we... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Linda S
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  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat ramp”(10 reviews)
“rent kayaks”(8 reviews)
Named for the Air Force Colonal who was instrumental in its creation, this 357-acre park offers many recreational opportunities and diverse plant communities.
4281 State Road 20, Niceville, FL 32578
+1 850-833-9144
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Reviewed 1 week ago

OK. I am a huge fan of FL State Parks, but Rocky Bayou is exceptional. We had 14 kayak paddlers exploring creeks and rivers in the area, mostly inside the Eglin AFB property. (Note: special permit required!!). Despite my affinity for primitive camping I rented...More

Thank titleatty2016
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We have camped here in tents and in RV's and both have been wonderful experiences. Yesterday as we passed the gate, there were five or six cars waiting for the park to open. It appears they were launching their boats for the day. It is...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 5 May 2018

The park is well kept(maybe a little TOO well kept). the bathrooms are clean, and the staff are very nice. Beyond that, I am very surprised this park doesn't get more bad reviews! The first thing you notice when you get to this park is...More

1  Thank markcas123
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Those of you that know us, know that we are VERY Big and have lots of Stuff. Actually I've toned it down considerably since we've started back on the road. We booked this stay several months in advance, but couldn't reserve a single campsite for...More

Thank Timothy D
Reviewed 31 March 2018

We spent a week at the Campground in Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Part and the camping spot was excellent. The bath houses were extremely clean and the campground hosts were very nice and helpful.

Thank nturnbow
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Always love this little piece of paradise. Great camping spot if you can get in. Kayaking on the Bayou is fun!!

1  Thank marjiruth
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Have been many times. Great boat ramp. Very efficient for getting in and out of the water. Rather expensive though. To drop-your boat in is $9. Lots of parking. If you like hiking, there is plenty of walking areas. I would assume that most people...More

1  Thank Scooter H
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I are in town to play in the orchestra for the Northwest Florida Ballet. We had a free afternoon and we went here to hike the nature trails. It was a perfect afternoon, weather wise. We hikes all three trails, parking near...More

Thank Andra B
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

We spent a couple nights at this park while crossing northern Florida & loved it! Sites are very spacious & ample greenery to give privacy. Sites were level with electric & water hookups. The bathroom & showers were very clean. Outside of them were a...More

4  Thank niners88016
Reviewed 1 February 2018

This is a small state park along the Rocky Bayou, the campground was top notch. All the sites are level and roomy, and provide some privacy from the next. The bath house was not particularly large, but was clean. The showers were great, strong flow...More

3  Thank tawny1956
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Response from imahappy | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this park has flush toilets & the usual amenities. It is not a rustic park. As far as alligators go, I have not heard of or encountered any problems with gators in this park. There ARE gators, & it is Florida. You... More