Gulf State Park Facts and Information

     

    Beach Full of Fun

    Gulf State Park is located in the city of Gulf Shores, Alabama.  It is set along the Gulf Coast along a stretch of white sand beach.  The shoreline here features surging surf, sea shells and seagulls.  The park covers 6150 acres and contains camp sites and cottages.

    Gulf State Park contains numerous amenities including miles of hiking trails, group pavilions, an 18 hole golf course, tennis courts, and multiple fishing sites.  There is a 900 acre lake for boating, fishing, water skiing, and swimming.  The site also features nature programs and picnic area.

    The water quality at Gulf State Park beaches consistently attains the highest ratings.  Both lake and ocean fishing are rated as excellent.

    Contacts

    Park Headquarters

    20115 State Hwy. 135

    Gulf Shores, AL 36542

    Toll-Free: 1-800-252-7275

    Phone: 251-948-7275

    Fax: 251-948-7726

    gulf.statepark@dcnr.alabama.gov

     

    Campground

    22050 Campground Road

    Gulf Shores, AL 36542

    Office: 251-948-7275 Ext. 108

    Reservations: 1-800-252-7275

    Reservations: 251-948-7275

    Fax: 251-948-7726

    gulfcampground.statepark@dcnr.alabama.gov

    gulfcampgroundres.statepark@dcnr.alabama.gov

     

    Nature Center

    22120 Campground Road

    Gulf Shores, AL 36542

    Phone: 251-948-7275 Ext. 124

    gulfnaturecenter.statepark@dcnr.alabama.gov

     

    Campstore

    22116 Campground Road

    Gulf Shores, AL 36542

    Phone: 251-948-7275 Ext. 109

    gulfcampstore.statepark@dcnr.alabama.gov

     

    Pool

    22122 Campground Road

    Gulf Shores, AL 36542

    Phone: 251-948-7275 Ext. 107

    gulfcampstore.statepark@dcnr.alabama.gov

     

    Cabins/Cottages

    20115 State Hwy. 135

    Gulf Shores, AL 36542

    Toll-Free: 1-800-252-7275

    Phone: 251-948-7275

    Fax: 251-948-7726

    gulfcabins.statepark@dcnr.alabama.gov

     

    Refuge Golf Course

    21425 County Road 2

    Gulf Shores, AL 36542

    Phone: 251-948-4653

    Fax: 251-948-7544

    gulfgolfcourse.statepark@dcnr.alabama.gov

     

    Pier

    20800 East Beach Blvd.

    Gulf Shores, AL 36542

    Phone: 251-967-3474

    Fax: 251-968-2226

    gulfpier.statepark@dcnr.alabama.gov

     

    Beach Pavilion

    22250 East Beach Blvd.

    Gulf Shores, AL 36542

    Phone: 251-968-7296

    gulf.statepark@dcnr.alabama.gov

     

     

    Gulf State Park has other amenities that are not available through the online reservation system.  Information on these may be obtained by calling 1-800-252-7275.

    Rave Reviews from Users

    People who visit Gulf State Park consistently come away feeling the place is an utter delight.  The park is considered to be one of the best sites in the region for both tent and RV camping.  The sites are spread out so that campers never feel that they are crowding in on each other.  Many of them are pull through sites so there is no need for backing a vehicle up.  The bath houses are described as awesome by several as are the sightings of alligators sauntering along the roadways.

    Many fishermen have posted listings of their catches made here such as Mackerels and Bonitas.  Both bait fish and lures will land numerous specimens.  The prospects are especially good from the new fishing pier.

    Directions

    From I-65, take exit to AL-287 (Rabun Rd, CR-47). Turn left onto AL-287 and continue on AL-287 approximately one mile. Continue onto AL-59 S and travel approximately 50 miles. Turn left onto AL-180 E (Fort Morgan Rd) and travel less than a mile. Continue onto AL-135 (Fort Morgan Rd) and travel less than a mile to the park entrance.

    Gulf State Par5k is a great place to relax and enjoy outdoor activities.  The mild weather in the region makes it a year round vacation destination.  Come for a visit, and you’ll stay a while.