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Gulf State Park

20115 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542 USA

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Mon 8a-9p
  • Independent
  • Wheelchair
  • Public
  • Outdoor
  • Wifi
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“beachy fun under the sun!”

Gulf State Park has two miles of beaches, a spacious campground and a brand new Lodge and Conference Center to greet you. Yes, we have gorgeous white sand,surging surf, seagulls and a variety of activities, but there is more than sand and surf to sink your toes into.

Gulf State Park is a destination you’re destined to visit over and over again. It’s the only way to enjoy all we have to offer. Just when you’re done hiking, it’s time to go biking. Tired of swimming and paddling in the Gulf? Swim and paddle in Lake Shelby. And if camping under the stars isn’t your thing, take advantage of our indoor lodging amenities. There’s plenty of educational adventure as well, with more on the way once our Learning Campus and Interpretive Center are completed. Boredom is about the only thing you won’t find here.

There is something for everyone inside Gulf State Park. The beach pavilion provides picnic tables as an escape from the beach, the nature center is a great place for the kids to learn, the swimming pool provides refreshment for our guests and the Lake Shelby day use area offers kayaking and canoeing. For a change of pace while visiting check out the fishing and education pier, miles of biking on the Backcountry trail, beautiful flowers in the butterfly garden, and additional education at the learning campus, interpretive center in the near future.

Gulf State Park has a multitude of activities to participate in that includes: Hiking. biking, fishing, exploring, geocaching, paddling just to name of few. We even provide beach vendors for things like parasailing and kayaking.

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Reviewed by
Nancy Sewell

  • 1,228 Reviews
  • 324 Helpful
January 04, 2017

Approximately 1.5 miles from the white sands of the gulf beaches, Gulf State Park offers a 496-site improved campground including 11 modern bathhouses, pull-thru sites, back-in sites, water front campsites, and ADA accessible sites.

OFF PEAK RATES– NOVEMBER 1st—February 28th
Live Oak Across from water— $40 / $44 /$242/$595
Gator Waterfront Sites— $40 / $44 /$242/$595
Live Oak on Water Back In- $40 / $44 /$242/$595
Canal on Water Pull Thru- $49 / $52 /$293/$715
The Outpost Back Country Trail— $50 per night

Standard Sites : $37 / $40 / $228

Bobcat, Raccoon, Bear, Quail, Opossum, Sumac,
Rabbit, Off Water Gator, Live Oak off Water
Live Oak Across from water— $40 / $44 / $249
Gator Waterfront Sites— $40 / $44 / $249
Live Oak on Water Back In- $40 / $44 / $249
Canal on Water Pull Thru— $49 / $52 / $299
Primitive Camping Rates— $18/ $20 per night
The Outpost Back Country Trail— $50 per night

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Reviewed by
Bambi L Carlson

  • 5 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 08, 2019
Rated 5.0

Pristine State park with lots of spaces for camping! They fill up fast so make a reservation! Wonderful pool. Clean, updated bathrooms and showers. I would stay a month if I could!!!

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Lesli Peterson

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  • 387 Reviews
  • 17 Helpful
March 11, 2018

Over 6000 acres with campsites, cottages/cabins, a pavilion, tennis courts, a championship golf course, two miles of gorgeous beaches and, well, what else could you ask for? Gulf State Park is home to the largest pier on the Gulf of Mexico where fishing is an everyday activity and relaxing is mandatory. Oh, and hiking trails are as plentiful as beach chairs.

Off the beach, you can rent a more primitive campsite at the outpost with a pre-pitched tent and four cots. Know that there is no plumbing or electricity here, but there is a port a potty! Also, as a registered overnight visitor, you’ll have access to the swimming pool and splash pad as well as the dog pond!

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Gulf State Park

20115 State Highway 135
Gulf Shores, Alabama
36542 USA


Open now until 9:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Good for bird watching, fishing, and 5 more activities.

  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
State park or forest
  • Swimming Pool
  • Paved Sites
  • Fifty Amp
  • Full Hookup
  • Rec Facilities
  • Pull Through
  • Tent Sites
  • Dump Station
  • Big Rigs
  • Laundry
  • Potable Water
  • Pull Through RV Sites
  • Reservations
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Showers
  • Standard Tent Sites
  • Water Hookup
  • Outdoor Seating
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