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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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Beautiful park

We spent a couple nights at this park while crossing northern Florida & loved it! Sites are very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
niners88016
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Gallatin, Tennessee
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Five star camping

This is a small state park along the Rocky Bayou, the campground was top notch. All the sites are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
tawny1956
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Oxford, Pennsylvania
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“hiking trails” (14 reviews)
“boat launch” (10 reviews)
“rent kayaks” (7 reviews)
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4281 State Road 20, Niceville, FL 32578
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+1 850-833-9144
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"hiking trails"
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"boat launch"
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"rent kayaks"
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"nice trails"
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"bath house"
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"camping spot"
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"playground equipment"
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"great camping"
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"dump station"
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"winn dixie"
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"mullet"
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"camp sites are"
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"flora and fauna"
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"choctawhatchee bay"
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"picnic area"
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"nice campground"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank tawny1956
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Nice spacious wooded campground. The park has nice hiking trails, playground and lake for kayaking. There are a few geocaches to find on the scenic hiking trails. Great location close to restaurants and not too far from the beach.

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

If you are planning a trip near Destin Florida and want a great camping experience you have to stay at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park. Most campsite these days are like a parking lot. You have rows of RVs and trailers parked close together....More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

We were so impressed when we spent the day at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou S.P. & Aquatic Preserve. Awesome picnic area-so many tables with great views of the bayou. We biked and hiked (3 nice trails) and wished we had our kayaks with us. It...More

Thank wolfgirl A
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

love this local place for a quick getaway in our RV . Sites are large, bay is beautiful. Hiking trails. Great for get togethers as they have various pavilions for groups. Rent kayaks and they do have a boat ramp. Enjoy!

Thank marjiruth
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 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

1  Thank Gearguy55
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 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

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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
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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

1  Thank Melissa O
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Oskee1334
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
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