Gulf State Park
Gulf State Park is located in Gulf Shores, a city in southern Baldwin County, Alabama. The park features white beaches, great waves, seagulls, and seashells. Gulf State park consists of over 6,000 acres and two miles of stunning white-sand beaches. There are many things you can do here, such as hiking trails, fishing, and camping in both modern and primitive campsites. You can also find an 18-hole golf course, group pavilions, a tennis court, picnic areas, nature programs, and a 900-acre lake that’s perfect for water skiing, fishing, and swimming.
Directions to the Lodge
- From I-65, take the exit to AL-287.
- Turn left on Al-287 and continue on this road for one mile.
- Continue onto AL-59 S for 50 miles.
- Turn left onto AL-180 E and travel less than a mile.
- Continue onto AL-135 and travel less than one mile to the park entrance.
There are now 154 renovated campsites in Gulf State Park. These sites have 50-amp service, sewer, and water hook-ups. The camping pads have been freshly paved with larger lots for RV’s with pullouts.
Due to flooding caused by Hurricane Ivan, significant renovations are in the works and the campgrounds are not yet back up to full capacity. Because of this, the campgrounds are currently taking reservations on a limited basis.
The park has 20 modern cabins next to the golf course and just 2 ½ miles from the beaches. These cabins are surrounded by the longleaf pine and palmetto forest of the coastal Alabama region.
Gulf State Park also offers eleven new cottages along the northern shore of Lake Shelby. For more information about the cabins and cottages Gulf State Park has to offer, check here!
Fishing enthusiasts rejoice! Gulf State Park has lakes, rivers, and streams that are home to a variety of bream, bass, catfish, crappie, rainbow trout, walleye, and many more. From the pier at Gulf State Resort, you can find fish such as cobia, amberjack, king mackerel, flounder, tuna, bluefish, and others! Whether you’re fresh water or saltwater fishing, you’ll want to check state licensing regulations and creel limits.
Speaking of fishing, if you’re looking for a guide and something fun to do with the family, check out Rock Bottom Charters. We are located in Pensacola, Florida, but have a pickup location in Orange Beach, Alabama! Our goal is to provide you and your family with the fishing trip of a lifetime, and whether it’s inshore or offshore, Rock Bottom Charters is equipped to handle the adventure!
Other Recreational Activities
Some other activities you and your family can participate in while at Gulf State Park include exploring, biking, hiking, geocaching, parasailing, kayaking, and paddling. You can also visit the swimming pool, nature center, butterfly garden, and education pier. For some more information and maps, look here.