Rocky Bayou SP

Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park Niceville, Fl

Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park is  357 acre recreation area was named for U.S. Air Force Colonel Fred Gannon who was instrumental in the construction of the park.
The park is noted for its sand-pine forest where large, mature sand pines tower over other scrub vegetation such as rosemary, reindeer moss and scrub oaks. Indian middens and artifacts can be seen throughout the park.

Fishing Saltwater fish may be caught in Rocky Bayou. Freshwater fishing is available where Rocky Creek flows into the bay. (Salt and freshwater fishing licenses are required in Florida.)
Nature Trails Three trail loops are designated within the park. A self-guided booklet for the Sand Pine Trail interprets the natural values of the sand-pine forest. The Rocky Bayou and Red Cedar nature trails meander through other prominent plant communities. Ranger-guided walks and campfire programs are offered seasonally.
Picnicking, Campsites and picnic shelters overlook scenic Rocky Bayou, an arm of Choctawhatchee Bay


  • Camping
  • Canoe kayak Launch
  • Pet Friendly
  • restrooms
  • Playground
  • RV Sites
  • Picnic Pavilion




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