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Gulf State Park

Address: 20115 State Hwy. 135, Gulf Shores, AL
Phone Number: 251-948-7275
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Ranked #2 of 31 things to do in Gulf Shores
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Home to numerous scenic dunes, lakes and beaches.
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Home to numerous scenic dunes, lakes and beaches.

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Elm Grove, Wisconsin
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We went here to see find a walking trail. We found that and than some. They have cabins for rent, RV park, pool, and beautiful biking and walking trails that go on for over 20 miles on a round trip ride. This park is kept up very nice and encompasses a golf course as well.

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Springfield
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The park is huge and offers miles and miles of paved trails for walking and biking. The trails also offer benches so one can relax and take a break. Great atmosphere.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great park, cabins, facilities, beach and lake. We stayed in 2 room cabin near lake with all basic utensils and comfortable beds. You also have several grocery stores within 2 miles from park gate. Walmart 50 yards from entrance. Lots of local food places n outlet mall to kill time. You have zip lines across the lake and access to... More 

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Louisville, Ky.
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163 reviews 163 reviews
32 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is about 6700 acres I believe. They have a good mid to high handicapper golf course that anyone can enjoy. I personally enjoyed the paved walking/biking trails. If you are lucky you will see an alligator. The trails have distance markers so you do not get farther away than you wish to walk back. Mostly level to gently rolling.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

I stay in loads of state parks and would like to reassure you , they don't get any better than this. The campground is fabulous. Amazing walking / biking trails, 15 miles of blacktop trails, 2 1/2 miles of pristine white sand beaches, walk to lots of bars and restaurants. Been here many times and will return many times too.... More 

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Tuscola, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

On a much warmer day......am sure this place would be spectacular.....for so many reasons...including cabins things to do close by including hiking and biking and of course the beach and the water and all it offers.....The park is bigger than I had thought and has lots of areas to explore. From what I saw of this....if you are looking for... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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916 reviews 916 reviews
368 attraction reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Visited Gulf State Park on several different days. It has trails for biking and walking. A nature center, a golf course and then there is the seashore with wonderful white sand. Very convenient to Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Foley. Bravo! to Alabama Parks.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

You could get to the trailheads without entering the park, but for just $1 it was worth paying the entry fee to get to the nature center. The volunteer there was very helpful and friendly. There were restrooms there. The Butterfly Garden is near the center of many of the trails and there are restrooms there, too.

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Minnesota
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118 reviews 118 reviews
31 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

A great place for any outdoor activity, biking, hiking, or just walking about some of the fiest facilities in the south, the staff are super friendly and the bike trails are really well maintained Hint: morning and afternoon are best for dolphin watching

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Dayton, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We came during the off season. The sand is beautiful and white! The sand dunes were a perfect backdrop for some spectacular photos.

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