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Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park

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4281 State Road 20
Niceville, Florida 32578

(850) 833-9144

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Choctawhatchee Bay is popular for boating and fishing.

 Welcome to Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park

U.S. Air Force Colonel Fred Gannon was instrumental in preserving this site with beautiful old-growth longleaf pine trees, several more than 300 years old. Rocky Bayou, the main feature of the park, is the trailing arm of Choctawhatchee Bay and is popular for boating and fishing. A double-lane boat ramp makes this one of the best boat-launching locations on the bay, where saltwater fish is found. Other opportunities for recreation include hiking, bicycling, picnicking, canoeing and wildlife viewing. A well-shaded campground is available for full-facility camping. Camping reservations may be made by visiting or by calling ReserveAmerica at (800) 326-3521, TDD (888) 433-0287. Annual special events include Pioneer Day in November and Estuary Day in May. Other events and ranger programs are available. Located on State Road 20, five miles east of Highway 85.