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Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park

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Very nice state park

Would give 5 stars but not full hookups. Water and electricity only. Beautiful spots, large and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Omaha, Nebraska
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This location has it all and is just super need and clean

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights in Rocky Bayou Park. The Camp Hosts and the stuff make a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat launch”(11 reviews)
“rent kayaks”(8 reviews)
Named for the Air Force Colonal who was instrumental in its creation, this 357-acre park offers many recreational opportunities and diverse plant communities.
4281 State Road 20, Niceville, FL 32578
+1 850-833-9144
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Would give 5 stars but not full hookups. Water and electricity only. Beautiful spots, large and some with wood fencing; each with lots of shade. Each spot is spacious and does not seem you’re on top of someone else’s campsite. Fire rings with graveled sites....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 940lorettac
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights in Rocky Bayou Park. The Camp Hosts and the stuff make a wonderful job keeping this great place need and clean. Parking Areas are spacious enough and quiet. When I did my morning run, I found some...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Joli2018Airstream
Reviewed 2 January 2019

This place was so cute and the camp hosts Bill and Sandee were great. They held a Christmas Eve party for all the campers, it was so fun meeting everyone and talking about our travel experiences. The sites are huge and private not to mention...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank valyum
Reviewed 3 December 2018

Never been to this area before so stopped first at Eglin's Jackson area by mistake. They had some interesting exhibits and deer and gopher tortoises, but we continued further east on SR 20 and crossed the Rocky Bayou bridge to reach the park entrance. Campground...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Such a beautiful place to walk. Peaceful, flat and feel at one with nature. Can explore forests and bayou.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 12 October 2018

OK. I am a huge fan of FL State Parks, but Rocky Bayou is exceptional. We had 14 kayak paddlers exploring creeks and rivers in the area, mostly inside the Eglin AFB property. (Note: special permit required!!). Despite my affinity for primitive camping I rented...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank titleatty2016
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We have camped here in tents and in RV's and both have been wonderful experiences. Yesterday as we passed the gate, there were five or six cars waiting for the park to open. It appears they were launching their boats for the day. It is...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Linda S
Reviewed 6 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 17 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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 985timothyd
Reviewed 1 April 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank nturnbow
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11 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