Gulf State Park
Gulf Shores, AL
With two miles of undeveloped beach, camping grounds, fishing lakes, a zip line course, and a massive fishing pier on the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf State Park is a truly unique area in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Gulf State Park goes far beyond those two miles of beach and camping to include a championship golf course, the Gulf Adventure Center, and a number of cabins and cottages available to rent. Gulf State Park is a very popular destination for campers, whether they are coming in an RV or plan to camp out in a tent. The 496-site campground comes with a number of modern amenities, such as electricity and modern bathrooms. There are, additionally, eleven primitive campsites with stone fire pits and a quieter area. For those who prefer to have four stable walls around them, Gulf State Park also have numerous cabins and cottages that you can rent inside the park. If you're staying outside of the park, there are several nearby condos in Gulf Shores, including the Lighthouse and Royal Palms. Like most state parks, Gulf State Park has some beautiful hiking trails that wind through the park and highlight some of the natural vegetation and wildlife that live there. Lake Shelby sits near the Gulf of Mexico and is a popular place to spend the morning fishing or just watching the water before starting your day. For those who prefer to stay active, there is the championship golf course and tennis courts within the park. Gulf State Park has decided to discontinue the two-and-a-half-hour zip line course that goes as high up as 90 feet and offering views of the park and even the Gulf of Mexico in the distance. Gulf State Park is also known for its massive fishing pier, with a width of 20 feet and jutting 1,512 feet into the Gulf of Mexico. From zip lining to fishing to hiking and camping, Gulf State Park is any nature lover's dream in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Check out condos in Orange Beach too. Another great Alabama Gulf Coast beach town.
The zip lines in Gulf Shores, AL on Lake Shelby at the State Park.
Pelican sun bathing on the State Pier in Gulf Shores, AL.
Working on the dredging at West Pass to allow small boat traffic to Little Lagoon in Gulf Shores, AL.