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Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park

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Address: 4281 State Road 20, Niceville, FL 32578
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Named for the Air Force Colonal who was instrumental in its creation, this...

Named for the Air Force Colonal who was instrumental in its creation, this 357-acre park offers many recreational opportunities and diverse plant communities.

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Hands down the best place to relax with the dog on a trail, go for a nice walk, kayak the water ways or fish.

This is a great place to go when you want to get into nature and not really exert yourself too much and see some awesome sites. First, the trails are nice to walk and you can... read more

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Mehlingen, germany
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Mehlingen, germany
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29 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great place to go when you want to get into nature and not really exert yourself too much and see some awesome sites. First, the trails are nice to walk and you can bring your dog! There are a lot of places that do not allow dogs on beaches or even in some of the park areas.... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing staff, beautiful campground, close to Destin Beach. This place was incredibly clean with spacious sites that are private. The best part was how quiet it was but just a couple of miles down the road, there are plenty of grocery stores, restaurants, etc. Just a short drive will get you to Destin Beach area for a small toll.

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Niceville, Florida
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to enjoy nature. You can go canoeing,kayaking, walk or go biking on the trails. Tables are available for picnic. Always enjoy it.

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Thank klfrolon
Niceville, Florida
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a mellow camp group or place to chill with the kids this is the spot. Now its a State Park so the Admission is $6.a car load. Dual modern boat ramps and very clean bathroom. Great spot to Kayak or canoe. Lots of playground equipment and walking trails. The Campgrounds is nice and shaded with... More 

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Thank Louis C
Niceville, Florida
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice state park on the east side of Niceville. Right on Rocky Bayou. 10-15min from the Gulf of Mexico and Destin, but you don't deal with tourist traffic. Tent and TV hook-ups. But reserve early.

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Niceville, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard that it was a good place to walk your dog so we went to check it out. It was a pretty brisk day, but very nice on the trails. I liked that the trails were very well marked, the people there were nice and it was very clean. Loved being able to walk along the water as... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

We wanted a place to take a vacation and be near Defuniak Springs to get some personal stuff done. We reserved site #2. Let me say that if you have a camper of any type, BE AWARE! The electricity and water ARE NOT together. This is the only site where the water is at the far left corner. We had... More 

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Thank Cindy W
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Our family heads here pretty often for a weekend getaway. It's ideal in every way! Tucked away in the woods, bordered by the bay, you feel like you are immersed in nature. It's very quiet and clean, but lots to do for kids. There's a fun playground, kayaks, and endless places to bike. The kids love swmming in the bayou... More 

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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

It was an okay park. Had some nice scenery but found ourselves getting really bored really quick. Still worth a visit if you're in to going to state parks.

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panama city fl
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53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Small state park in the Florida Panhandle. Only about 40 sites. All shaded, water and power. Well kept grounds and clean showers and bathrooms. A couple of coin laundry, also. 3 different hiking trails. All with fire pits. Only 1/2 mile to Publix or Winn Dixie. About a mile to Walmart. Lots of restaurants in the area. Go over the... More 

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