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Review of Gulf State Park

Gulf State Park
20115 State Hwy. 135, Gulf Shores, AL
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Ranked #2 of 31 things to do in Gulf Shores
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Home to numerous scenic dunes, lakes and beaches.
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

unless you kayak, fish or zip line... not too much to do here but drive thru to say you did it. its okay, just lots of trees to see, marsh land and watch people.

Visited June 2013
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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“Unexpected perks at a state park!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We traveled to Orange Beach to camp for my daughter's fortieth birthday. This was her hearts desire to include her three sons on her birthday plans to rough it. We camped across the street from them in our recently acquired camper trailer. The best thing about this was the remodel that took place about four years ago. Did you dream that bath and shower facilities would be well lit and bathed in beautiful tile? I had camped as a young teen at other state parks and remembered dark bathrooms that looked like spiders and mold were lurking everywhere.
For thirty five dollars are so we had the hook up with electricity, sewerage, a great pad with a picnic table and bbq grill area. It was breezy and though we are from La and were prepared for mosquitos there were hardly any. We did get to witness lightning bugs, which my grandsons had never seen. The pool and splash pool were incredible. Clean and newly designed, large and refreshing. The golf course looked amazing and I am not aware if fees are included in your night's stay but I would suspect everything is free. There are nature and bike trails that include observing wild animals. There is a boat launch which is very nice and the park is right next to a fresh water lake which can take you out to connections to the gulf. Best of all is the beach area reserved for campers. They used to have a five dollar charge which is still on the sign but that has been done away with. There are washers and dryers in the area that you can use for a small charge I am sure, didn't do laundry in our three days there. Right outside of the park is a large Wal-mart and McDonalds which is great for breakfast if your looking to take it easy. Lots of great places to dine along the coast if your looking to enjoy a night away from the camp. Shopping for souvenirs close by as well.
We greatly enjoyed our time away. Part of this great find is finding out that there are facilities that will house your camper and deliver it to the park when you have reservations and are headed that way. Now that really takes the work out of camping!
Ok, now for the best part. For all of you who rather a luxurious adventure the cottages available are what you need to check out. They are like the pages of Southern Living Magazine. Premium bedding, plush sheets, blankets and coverlets in three beautiful suites with private baths for each for less than 1500. a week. Under the cottage, which is on piers, you have picnic tables and equipment to boil seafood. You have an open porch and a screened porch with a pier that goes out into the lake. I assume that your boat can be kept near the pier on your private dock. With microwave, complete kitchen with dishes and utensils, tv, cable, etc. this package is nothing short of wonderful! You really need to check this out and more! Hope you go to the website to view the wonders available. Blessings from this Louisiana woman who had a great time in Alabama, again!

Visited May 2013
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“Great Day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

What a wonderful visit. We will be back the parking was easy the weather was beautiful and we have a great day. My daughter and her friend really enjoyed the park.

Visited May 2013
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West Memphis, Arkansas, United States
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“Gulf State Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We enjoyed taking pictures on the beach and just walking on the beach collecting seashells. We liked splashing around in the water. the grandchildren loved playing in the sand and building sand castles. This was the first time they had been to the beach and they weren't disappointed.

Visited March 2013
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Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“The best state park we have ever visited- loved the waterfront cabin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

We chose this to host our family reunion and it is wonderful. There is so much to do here. Golfing, tennis, basket ball, swimming pool, bicycle rentals, kayak rentals, and so much more.

We rented a cabin on the private lake and we loved it. We fished and crabbed and just enjoyed ourselves.

It is a beautiful and clean park. It is by far the nicest park I have ever visited.

Visited May 2013
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