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Gulf State Park

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Address: 20115 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores, AL
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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More trails!

They have added many new trails . Some trails have board walks over wet land. It great for biking, hiking and bird watching.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Demopolis
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They have added many new trails . Some trails have board walks over wet land. It great for biking, hiking and bird watching.

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

Thank you fro writing a review about the park. We are thrilled that you've enjoyed the new trails. We have more enhancements coming soon and we hope you will come back to see them! More 

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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well kept with bike trails all over. Not very crowded in December and January. Great location very near the beach

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

Thank you for writing a review about our park. We are so happy that you have enjoyed our beaches and trails and we hope you will come back and visit us again! We have more trail enhancements coming soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We did not know much about this area or the local beaches, but now we can say this is the best beach area for families with kids. No alcohol on the beach keeps this quiet and party free. Our kids could not get enough time here.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about our park. We are thrilled that you and your family had such a wonderful time! We pride ourselves on being a family friendly destination and it makes us happy to know that you have so much fun here. Come back and visit us again soon! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We walked briefly in the State Park which we found was very nice! The pier right in the entrance of the park from The Gulf Shores side charged money to go past a certain point (I believe it was about $3/person.) I'm not sure if that was operated directly by the park, but it would be worth going to the... More 

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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. Yes, the $3 fee is accepted by our park and helps keep the pier in operation. We hope you enjoyed your time on the pier and will come back to visit us again. It is a wonderful place to observe the wildlife on the coast. More 

Lake Orion ,Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a lot of entrances to the beaches in the golf state park.good parking,some with facilities.You can your fishing license right there and bait in some areas.Nice place to just take a walk and enjoy the ocean.

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Thank LJY-BAY
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 pleased that you enjoyed our beaches and amenities. Come back and visit us soon! More 

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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226 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Gulf State Park numerous times, and love not only the beach, but being able to observe creatures in their native habitat. I am INCENSED that the state of Alabama is building a couple of new large buildings near the pier; I am not sure if it is going to be a resort or what, but it... 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 do apologize that this has upset you. We do know that the lodge will be built in a smaller footprint than the original lodge and that the Gulf State Park project is dedicated to environmental and economic stability. They are working with environmentalists to protect and... More 

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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got married on the beach. It was beautiful. just a helpful hint, if you get married on the beach, make sure you are down a ways from the walk way.

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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 chose us for an occasion as special as your wedding. So happy it was perfect and we hope you will come back and visit us soon. We wish you both love and happiness! More 

Hagerstown, Indiana
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cabin stay is a nice place. There is plenty of room for a family. Nice trails - family friendly.

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

Thank you for writing a review about our park. We are happy that you had a good experience at our park and in our cabins. Come visit us again soon! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gulf Shores has amazing beaches. The Gulf State Park does a great job of maintaining them. Clean, natural, and easy access. There is a very large stretch of untouched beach area with no condo's, hotels, restaurants or shops that is the state park. Gets you the quiet and natural beach feeling. You can't go wrong to visit the Gulf Shores... 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 the park. We are so glad that you enjoy our park and beaches as we work very hard to keep them nice. We hope you and your family will come back and visit us again soon! More 

Sipsey, Alabama
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our granddaughter walking along the beach and hunting sea shells and just enjoying our selves

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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 happy that you and your family enjoy spending time here and we hope to see you all again soon! More 

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