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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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A Beautiful Camping Park

My friend and I just got back from a three night tent camping stay at Rocky Bayou. This park is... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
Susan M
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Gainesville, Florida, United States
A hidden gem

This woodsy, well-kept state park lies just off Hwy. 20 in Niceville, Fl. Once you are cosily... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
M3895SFsusanw
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Luverne, Alabama
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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%
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“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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"hiking trails"
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"bath house"
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"great camping"
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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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"dump station"
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"camp sites are"
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"mullet"
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"choctawhatchee bay"
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"nice campground"
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

My friend and I just got back from a three night tent camping stay at Rocky Bayou. This park is very near the city of Niceville and traffic can occasionally be heard in the distance. The campsites are quite spacious and separated by log fencing....More

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

This woodsy, well-kept state park lies just off Hwy. 20 in Niceville, Fl. Once you are cosily tucked into one of its spacious, shady camping spots, it is hard to believe you are even close to a busy highway because nature sounds are all you...More

Thank M3895SFsusanw
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

I believe it costs $5 to get in, but with the season pass it's free. Overall clean and well kempt. It has trails, picnic areas, and a boat launch. It's adjacent to Rocky Bayou which goes to the bay.

Thank halfpint321
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

The staff is very cooperative and personal with guests. Facilities are very good and close to Niceville. Sites are clean and ready for occupancy.

Thank Kayce S
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

We set a reservation for this past week so we could visit with our granddaughter who is working in the area this summer. Rocky Bayou is near her condo in Niceville. The campground is not large but has nice size sites, clean air conditioned restrooms...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2016

I was brought here by geocaches, and glad of it! Local park with some nature signs, camping, a boating and beach area, and some lovely hiking trails. It is a state park so there is a fee to enter. Very quiet, lots of flora and...More

Thank Eric A
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

This is a nice, local park that offers camping, picnicing, hiking, bird & wildlife watching, biking, & other water related outdoor activities. It is well maintained. Location is close enough to restaurants that if you were camping, you could still easily get to civilisation. Good...More

Thank imahappy
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

Lots of wild life, especially rabbits and raccoons. bathrooms were spotless and it was very quiet. Sun rise over the Rocky Bayou was beautiful. Just a quiet place to get away.

Thank Andy B
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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Went here while visiting Destin and had a good time. My wife and I rented a kayak and paddled around the bayou. The park was really clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. There's a $5 entry fee for the park and it's...More

Thank WildHaireHiking
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

Thanksgiving break in Florida and we loved every minute of it. The people who work at Rocky Bayou are amazing... so friendly. The campground was lovely, the trails were nice, we saw dolphins in the bayou. Camped with the dog and, while no animals are...More

Thank Anna H
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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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