Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park

Named for U.S. Air Force Colonel Fred Gannon, who was instrumental in preserving this site with its beautiful old-growth longleaf pine trees, many of which are 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.  

Fred Gannon State Park is approximately 63 miles west of Panama City Beach.


4281 State Road 20
Niceville, FL 32578
Phone: (850) 833-9144