Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park

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Camp Type: Tent, RV
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Restroom: Flushing
Permit: Required
Shower: Yes
Wifi: Unknown
Entrance Fee: $5.00
Campfire: Allowed
Pet Fee: None
Leash Rule: On Leash
Description

Enjoy the beauties of a bayou at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park. Once a place of destruction where bombs were tested, this area has now become a peaceful haven to outdoor-lovers of all sorts. The forest that surrounds the Rocky Bayou is made up of trees that are centuries old, which adds a special feeling to the park.

You'll find 42 campsites that can accommodate both tents and RVs at this state park, all of which offer electric and water hookup options. Each lot also comes equipped with a picnic table and a fire ring -- and some even overlook the bayou! A dump station is provided on-site, as is drinking water, accessible by faucets. To enter the facility, all visitors need to purchase a ParkPass permit, which costs $5. Camping fees are $16 per night, no matter which site you choose or what time of year you visit.

Many anglers flock here to try their luck at the amazing saltwater fishing at the bayou. The water also provides excellent opportunities for canoeing, paddle boarding, and kayaking. On land, you can access numerous trails that wind through the forest, and the park often organizes interpretive programs to help you get even closer to the nature around you. Kids will love burning energy at the playground, and come night time, everyone in the family can partake in looking up at the starry night sky.

Four-legged patrons are welcome to stay at all of the campsites but the state park does ask that you keep them on-leash throughout your visit. Make sure your pupper is on their best behavior and that they stay inside of your camping shelter during night hours. You may leave your pooch tied up at your site for up to 30 minutes, but we recommend exercising caution as there are many wild animals present. As always, be sure to properly clean up after your woofer during your time here.

If you'd like to get up close to a real bayou, Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park is a great place to visit!

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Forest, Wetland, Lake
Address
4281 FL-20
Niceville, FL 32578
Open Year-Round
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Address
4281 FL-20
Niceville, FL 32578
Open Year-Round