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Gulf State Park

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Address: 20115 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores, AL
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Gulf State Park's two miles of beaches greet you with plenty of white...

Gulf State Park's two miles of beaches greet you with plenty of white sun-kissed sand, surging surf, seagulls and sea shells, but there is more than sand and surf to sink your toes into. Inside Gulf State Park there is a championship golf course, new beach pavilion, rental cottages, tennis courts, camp sites, hiking trails, Zip Line, and a fishing pier that is 20-feet wide and extends 1,512 feet into the Gulf. This and much more make Gulf State Park the perfect in-state vacation or out-of-state adventure.

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Great Place. Very relaxing

I lived right by this area for a long time. Really enjoy Gulf Shores State Park. Great running trails!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I lived right by this area for a long time. Really enjoy Gulf Shores State Park. Great running trails!

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GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review about our park. We are so glad you enjoy your time here. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Gastonia, North Carolina
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63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love to come here and walk out on the pier to watch the fishermen and pelicans. The ocean and skyline are so beautiful from the pier. This is a great place to unwind and to spend a relaxing afternoon.

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GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoy relaxing at our pier. It really is beautiful! We look forward to your next visit! More 

Dahlonega, Georgia
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179 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The geocaches placed along the trails in this park are what drew my attention this area. We were not disappointed the bicycling trails offer great scenic cycling on mostly flat paved trails. Wildlife can be seen throughout the trails. The geocaches along the trail are abundant and well diversified between difficult and easy. We will definitely return to gather more... More 

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GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you took advantage of the geocaching that we have here in the park. It is a ton of fun. We look forward to you coming back to visit! More 

Gulf Shores, Alabama
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The area is great, the beaches are beautiful. A must see. The water is nice at the beach Pavilion. Have a daiquiri

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GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our park. We are so glad you enjoyed your time here. Come back and visit us again soon! More 

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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our go-to for our beach vacations instead of renting a high-priced condo. We discovered this a couple years ago after over-paying for a condo forever. If you have an RV or tent, all are welcome! We only have tents but there is nothing quite like camping at the beach. GSP has a very nice pool and laundry facility.... More 

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GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed our park. Thank you for continuing to vacation at Gulf State Park. We look forward to seeing you next time. More 

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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is clean and nice. Parking is located by a place called THE HANGOUT. It is not free. $10.00 for the whole day. You can park if there is room in the hangout lot for free. The beach area is not over crowded. You can rent chairs and umbrellas for $25 a day though I found it cheaper to... More 

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GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad you enjoyed your trip but the area of beach you are referring to is not park property, but Gulf Shores City Public Beach access. Our Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion offers all day parking for just $6 per vehicle. We hope you will come by and... More 

Prattville, Al
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66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love GSP. The new bike/hike trails are so awesome! We couldn't bike ride enough on the trails. We love the campground. The entrance to the campground has been redone, but needs to be a little wider to accommodate passing vehicles, especially larger campers. The park has a great nature center. I highly recommend visiting.

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GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review about our park. We are glad you enjoyed your stay here. Come back and visit us again soon! More 

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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First family trip since 2012. Now we have 3 grandchildren and a son in law added to the family so our group is larger. We tent camped on primitive sites for a week. The sites are a little close together for our liking, but otherwise, it was great. The kids loved the pool and Beach. My husband and I loved... More 

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GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled that you and your family enjoyed camping with us. We hope you will come back again soon! More 

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89 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What's not to like? At about $40/nt, it's still better than a hotel. Great facilities, clean and adequate bathrooms, and new paved trails expanding daily. We stay here even though it's a bit farther, when visiting Pensacola. In the summer the pool is very warm and little kids' splash pad is great! We will continue to keep coming here. RESERVE... More 

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GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We thank you for your continued patronage to the park! We look forward to you and your family visiting us again! More 

Fairhope, Alabama
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6 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Gulf State Park to do bike ride on my mountain bike. I left from Lake Shelby and hit the amazing asphalt off road trails in the park. The bike ride was so perfect! The trails wind through the area around the park. There were a number of people riding their bikes, walking dogs, or just strolling on... More 

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GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our park. We are so happy that you enjoyed the time you spent on our trails! We hope you will come back and see us again soon! More 

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