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“Great Camp Ground”

Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Niceville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Named for the Air Force Colonal who was instrumental in its creation, this 357-acre park offers many recreational opportunities and diverse plant communities.
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. This is not camping but at Rocky Bayou you feel like you are in nature. The sites are large and each site is separated by 30 to 40 feet of trees. But the best part is the sites are staggered so you look at the trees across from your site. They have a number of site that look at the Bayou. The staff is great very friendly and helpful. There are nature trails in the camping area which are handicap accessable and very flat. Next to the campground there is day park where you can rent kayaks and swim in the Bayou. Playground and restrooms. Picnic Tables and shelters. The campground has water and electric but no sewer hookup but they have a dump station near the bath house. The Bath has is heated and air conditioned and very clean and comfortable. There are restaurants and shops 5 minutes away and Destin is 15 minutes away across the bridge.

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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 was very quiet there and the rangers were super nice and professional. Highly recommend this for a relaxing day with the family!

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 mile from a grocery store, gas station or restaurant's but yet super quiet. Nature trails and a large picnic area that overlooks the bayou.

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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 privacy.

We will be back!

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