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Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores

4.7
#1 of 192 in Parks in Alabama
Must see · Beach · State Park
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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. To visit Gulf State Park and other attractions in Gulf Shores, use our Gulf Shores trip planner.
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  • We were here for a wedding and had a lovely time! The beach is beautiful with soft white sand. It is a great place for a ceremony! 
    We were here for a wedding and had a lovely time! The beach is beautiful with soft white sand. It is a great place for a ceremony!  more »
  • First RV trip to this park. Very enjoyable experience. Sites are not to close together, they are paved and mostly level. Bike / hiking trails and board walks throughout the park with some leading to.....  more
    First RV trip to this park. Very enjoyable experience. Sites are not to close together, they are paved and mostly level. Bike / hiking trails and board walks throughout the park with some leading to.....  more »
  • This was our first time staying here. We were in a lot 80 which is across from the shower/bathroom which was prefect considering we had an issue. My only cons were there wasn't enough shade on it... 
    This was our first time staying here. We were in a lot 80 which is across from the shower/bathroom which was prefect considering we had an issue. My only cons were there wasn't enough shade on it...  more »
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  • Heard this was a great place to camp, it was beyond what was expected. We had full hookups. We will be back. Our campsite was #14 and was perfect. Lots of trails and paths for bikes, walking and golf carts. The campgrounds are close to the beach and everything else that GULF Shores has to offer. Well worth the time we spent there. We had heard about the alligator sightings but we never came across one. Our 1st evening and we had a flyover by the Blue Angels...awesome!
  • We think this is a great State Park, big spacious lots, we were in 255 which was a lake view very nice. The staff in the office were all very nice and make the check-in a very easy process. We loved the bike share, the miles and miles of trails are great and easy to ride on. With your park pass you can park and get on the pier for free, just take a picture of your pass to show the attendant. There is a path also that goes over the road and onto the beach which is nice. The bathhouses were really nice and the showers were good, we did notice a few of them around the park were closed due to repairs. In bathhouse 9 it wasn't cleaned on the men's side for a few days, I would think they would be cleaned daily. Another suggestion is have one of the bike share locations inside the park so you don't have to drive to get to the bikes. If in the area again we would for sure visit this park again. We visited Ft. Morgan , if in the area this is so worth the short drive to get there. Thank you PJV
  • Wonderful park, lots of amenities, it even has a nature center with activities each week! Good spacing for campers. Tent spots all the way to full hookups. Wifi was phenomenal! They have trails for walking and biking. It is such a wonderful place!
  • Great place to ride bikes! Safe trails away from busy roads. Bike trails are paved, so we were able to pull a bike trailer w/ my 3 year old in it very easily. Don’t have a bike? They have bikes throughout the park you can rent for free.
  • Sites are large, well spaced, and well kept. Miles of great trails for walking, running & biking. A/C in bathhouses, clean. Large pool & toddler splash area. Miles of great beach. All at a great price.

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