Time: 9 – 11 a.m.
Join a Park Ranger on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 for a unique opportunity to paddle Rocky Bayou. The paddle will go along the shoreline of Rocky Bayou to Rocky Creek and back to the park. Rocky Bayou is a fresh to brackish water system supporting a large variety of fish and shellfish, including the federally endangered Okaloosa darter.
Osprey and bald eagles are known to nest within the area. Osprey in particular are often sighted by campers, kayakers and locals.
Space is limited to 12 people for the trip. There are 5 double kayaks and two single kayaks available for our use. A signup sheet will be available in the ranger station at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park until May 22nd and will be on a first come first serve basis.
Park admission fees do apply. Kayak rental fees will be waived. Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park is located at 4281 S.R. 20, Niceville, FL. For more information, call (850) 833-9144.