Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park

4281 Hwy 20, Niceville, 32578
(850) 833 9144
8am to sunset

boat ramp

This waterfront park is located on Rocky Bayou in Choctawhatchee Bay. Of its three trails, Red Cedar and Rocky Bayou are more interesting for birds than Sand Pine Trail. Walk the trails for migrants like Cedar Waxwings, Acadian Flycatchers, Gray Catbirds and Indigo Buntings; check the trees in the campground area, too. The waterfront can offer vantages of small rafts of Bufflehead and Common Loons in winter, Bald Eagles and Ospreys overhead as well as Spotted Sandpipers and Great Blue Herons on rocky edges. There are Gopher Tortoises in the park and the wildflowers can be an added bonus if you visit during the fall. Loaner optics and field guides are available.

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