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Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park

4281 State Road 20, Niceville, FL 32578
+1 850-833-9144
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Great park

Great park right by town. Outstanding park for camping. Large sites, some concrete, some gravel and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Salem, Indiana
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We keep coming back for more!

We love this state park campground. We’ve camped here 3 or 4 times now and enjoy it every time. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Named for the Air Force Colonal who was instrumental in its creation, this 357-acre park offers many recreational opportunities and diverse plant communities.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“hiking trails” (12 reviews)
“boat launch” (9 reviews)
“rent kayaks” (5 reviews)
4281 State Road 20, Niceville, FL 32578
+1 850-833-9144
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great park right by town. Outstanding park for camping. Large sites, some concrete, some gravel and some are sand All of them are welll kept and clean with the showers and restrooms being the best and cleanest in my 40 years of camping. Only a...More

Thank Gearguy55
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this state park campground. We’ve camped here 3 or 4 times now and enjoy it every time. The facilities are kept in pretty good condition and cleaned regularly. The camp sites are large and most have some vegetation between them to provide more...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Camp, canoe, hike trails. Quiet wooded park with picnic areas and boat launch. Great place for family fun.

Thank Christel D
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The price was right and it's a nice campground. Sites are private and adequate size. The added bonus to staying here is that you get free entrance to Henderson Beach, but the downside to that bonus is that the round trip to the beach will...More

Thank Melissa O
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Really nice park. Like most state parks in Florida it is maintained and doesn't cost a lot of money. There are all sorts of things to do. There is a boat ramp, a campground, you can rent kayaks. They also has grills and nice places...More

Thank sjoefl01
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Can't beat this state park for picnic or camping on the banks of Rockey Bayou. Facilites are clean and updated, the bayou is great for for all water activities.

Thank kan00dle
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We just stopped in for a day trip... The water was nice and quiet with sandy shores. The trails weren't stroller friendly but I was able to push mine thru. Playground had baby swings and things to climb on.

Thank Cari E
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Nice park. Very inexpensive. Garmin doesn't send you right there. You have to ignore garmin and keep going West about 1/2 mile to find the park. Nice quiet evening.

Thank Kenny T
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights over Memorial Day weekend. Small campground, well maintained. New, clean, air conditioned restrooms and showers that are handicap accessible. There is also a laundry facility at the restrooms as well. Most campsites are gravel or concrete, but were decently...More

Thank WMG15
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Beautiful state park with large RV sites, interesting walking trails, and lovely views of the bayou.

Thank TallyWriter
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10 December 2016|
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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