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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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We stayed here four days in late April 2018

The park is well kept(maybe a little TOO well kept). the bathrooms are clean, and the staff are... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
markcas123
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Baltimore, MD
You're kidding

Those of you that know us, know that we are VERY Big and have lots of Stuff. Actually I've toned it... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Timothy D
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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 good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hiking trails” (14 reviews)
“boat launch” (10 reviews)
“rent kayaks” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
4281 State Road 20, Niceville, FL 32578
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+1 850-833-9144
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"get togethers"
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"great camp"
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"playground equipment"
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"the loop"
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"camping area"
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"nice scenery"
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"tree roots"
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"winn dixie"
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"camp sites are"
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"choctawhatchee bay"
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"nice campground"
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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
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Reviewed 16 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
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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
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Reviewed 4 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!!

Thank marjiruth
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Reviewed 4 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
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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
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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
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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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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.

1  Thank fanasfreaks
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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

1  Thank kenneths894
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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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