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Gulf State Park

20115 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-4501
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Beautiful Spot...

Our family likes to visit state and federal parks and this park is by far one of the best that we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GANixonfamily
Beautiful Views

This is a great state park with beautiful views of the water and local dunes/vegetation. I would... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Matt G
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Gulf State Park's two miles of beaches greet you with plenty of white sun-kissed sand, surging surf, seagulls and sea shells, but there is more than sand and surf to sink your toes into. Inside Gulf State Park there is a championship golf course, new beach pavilion, rental cottages, tennis courts, camp sites, hiking trails, Zip Line, and a fishing pier that is 20-feet wide and extends 1,512 feet into the Gulf. This and much more make Gulf State Park the perfect in-state vacation or out-of-state adventure.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nature center” (86 reviews)
“full hookups” (22 reviews)
“beach pavilion” (26 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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20115 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-4501
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"nature center"
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"full hookups"
in 22 reviews
"beach pavilion"
in 26 reviews
"camp store"
in 26 reviews
"splash pad"
in 17 reviews
"great campground"
in 14 reviews
"walking trails"
in 16 reviews
"tennis courts"
in 15 reviews
"swimming pool"
in 14 reviews
"fishing pier"
in 43 reviews
"bath house"
in 11 reviews
"beach access"
in 19 reviews
"nice beach"
in 16 reviews
"golf course"
in 36 reviews
"white sand"
in 25 reviews
"lake shelby"
in 15 reviews
"orange beach"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family likes to visit state and federal parks and this park is by far one of the best that we have ever been to! The beach area is clean and patrolled routinely. There is no party crowd and it is only families on the...More

3  Thank GANixonfamily
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GulfStatePark, Staff at Gulf State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Love our soft white sand! Thanks so much for visiting and now that we are your favorite, come back and see us soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great state park with beautiful views of the water and local dunes/vegetation. I would highly recommend this place for anyone seeking relaxation and/or or fun.

1  Thank Matt G
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GulfStatePark, staff at Gulf State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much Matt!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place well laid out easy access plenty of a activities. Bike, walk, fishing pier best in area. Friendly people. Biggest drawback is the use tax that comes with camping there.

Thank gla4731
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GulfStatePark, staff at Gulf State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

THank you for the great review!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There aren't a lot of tent sites, but what they have are private and nicely designed. The bath houses are huge and very uncrowded. Usually there was no one else in them. They rent bikes at the camp store and there are miles of trails...More

1  Thank MaryE H
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GulfStatePark, Staff at Gulf State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for this awesome review and all the great info.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove through the park to take a look ~ it was wonderful! The staff was super helpful and the park was very well taken care of!

Thank Kerrie W
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GulfStatePark, Staff at Gulf State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It would be hard to find a cleaner park than ours, I hope you will stay with us next time you visit the area, we have lakeside cabins, campground, cottages in the woods, beachside lodge will open early 2019.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park is very nice. It has paved walkways for walking & bike riding. On our walk we spotted an eagle on its nest, a tortoise next to its nest and baby alligators sunning themselves. The only drawback is that the bikes keep whizzing past...More

1  Thank smittync
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GulfStatePark, Staff at Gulf State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

There are great walking trails in the park too that I personally love because they are quiet and bikes can't ride on them. Armadillo Trail is a fun one. Thanks so much for visiting us!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enormous and varied nature trails, water and of course, the sandy gulf beach itself. Many activities for a family or a couple. Don't miss it.

1  Thank norwoodlarry
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GulfStatePark, staff at Gulf State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a bunch and come back and see us soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of sites that are very busy in the summer (you can only book for 14 days) but winter visitors are able to book for months Fenced dog run

Thank nancyj322
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GulfStatePark, Staff at Gulf State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the info and the nice review!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean. Well maintained. Great spot for families..pictures..fishing. Great information. They are building a lodge. It would be a great spot to stay at!!

Thank kerri c
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GulfStatePark, Staff at Gulf State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hope you will stay with us when you return, we will have rental bikes at the lodge and we have them at the campground now. Thanks for the great review!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked quite some distance here. The views were lovely and the beaches clean. I only wish i was still there now.

Thank smcgal02
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GulfStatePark, Staff at Gulf State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It is wonderful here! Come on back and see us, we wish you were here too :) Thank you for the great review!

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Maureen V
2 April 2018|
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Response from Chuck J | Reviewed this property |
Main pier
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Maureen V
2 April 2018|
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Response from GulfStatePark | Property representative |
Thank you Momma307 for the great answer and info. Little Lagoon is a great, quiet place to cast and the Pass on West Beach. On Gulf State Park property you can surf cast at Alabama Point, which is a very large area with... More
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Greta Z
14 March 2018|
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Response from GulfStatePark | Property representative |
Yes dogs on leashes are allowed and there is a wonderful dog park on Lake Shelby.
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