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Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores

(4.6/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Enjoy white sand beaches, three lakes, an 18-hole golf course, and a network of hiking and biking trails at Gulf State Park. The park combines unspoiled nature with amenities, such as restaurants and Wi-Fi coverage. For longer stays, you can rent a cabin or a cottage with a fully equipped kitchen, satellite television, and fishing pier. If you want to camp with a tent or an RV, the park offers campgrounds with running water, sewage facilities, electricity, picnic tables, and grills. If you prefer to be surrounded by unspoiled nature, primitive camping sites are also available. Make reservations via telephone, and check online for discounts. Put Gulf State Park into our Gulf Shores travel itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Gulf Shores.
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  • They have added many new trails . Some trails have board walks over wet land. It great for biking, hiking and bird watching. 
  • Well kept with bike trails all over. Not very crowded in December and January. Great location very near the beach 
  • We did not know much about this area or the local beaches, but now we can say this is the best beach area for families with kids. No alcohol on the beach keeps this quiet and party free. Our kids coul...  more »
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  • We love camping at Gulf State Park, especially when quieter in the spring and fall, when temperatures are great for walks and riding bikes. Park is expanding their paved trails, we rode 8 miles in Nov 2016, was beautiful and easy, so glad they have safe, nice and easy paved trails so you can get around the park without going on the roads, and have a great way to enjoy nature
  • My husband and I went to gulf states park pier to fish. We enjoy going to the pier. Today we caught red fish and catfish. The pier is like a quarter of a mile out into the ocean. the bathrooms were clean. The people that work there are always friendly and the locals are always willing to lend you a hand. I definitely recommend going to the pier for anyone who loves to fish.
  • Drove over from Mobile to spend the day at the beach. It cost $6 to park at the pavilion. The pass was for the whole day, so we were able to come and go. They have restroom facilities, picnic tables, and a concession area (not open during our visit). The beach was pretty clean, and not too crowded. For the money, it was a great value to enjoy the beach. We have also stayed at the campground which gets you free admission to this park, just not where we stayed this trip.
  • Better than Biloxi. Quicker than hitting Florida. Nice place. Definitely worth a visit. Plenty nearby to get into.
  • My husband and I travel full time and stay at a lot of state parks across the country. This was the very best. It was more expensive (about $50 after tax) for a tent site than other state parks but well worth the extra cost. The staff is outstanding and friendly, the park is impeccably clean and the amenities are great. They have a beautiful pool, lovely lake (sunrise is really great) tennis courts, laundry, extraordinary clean bathrooms and showers (all in good repair) and gorgeous grounds with walking and biking trails. Not to mention this is just in a really great location. The park was quiet at night (except for the wild life) and there was never a single piece of garbage lying around (you would see retired guys riding around in a cart having fun and holding a garbage pincher). We started out with 2 nights but quickly changed our reservation to 3 it was so outstanding. This is the best of all the worlds, all the amenities that you get at a private park but the beauty that only a national or state park can offer. This is truly worth every penny and I highly recommend adding this to your vacation list.