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Gulf State Park

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Address: 20115 State Hwy. 135, Gulf Shores, AL
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08:00 - 21:00
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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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a nicely maintained nature trail

We took a nice hike through the park, not sure the name of the section we were in but it was the one with the alligator habitat and the butterfly gardens. It was nicely maintained... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
franski24
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Ocean Pines, Maryland
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Ocean Pines, Maryland
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took a nice hike through the park, not sure the name of the section we were in but it was the one with the alligator habitat and the butterfly gardens. It was nicely maintained and we were able to enjoy what looked like a recently completed walkway over the water. Just beautiful!

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Thank franski24
GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review and we are very glad you enjoyed the trails. I believe the trail you were on was Rosemary Dunes. We hope you you come back soon as we add to enhance our trail system. More 

Franklin, North Carolina
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This State Park and RV Resort is very nicely laid out and peaceful. The Tram will take you to the beach and pick you up. White sandy beaches are OUT OF THIS WORLD. WiFi is available and cable TV.

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Thank Judith H
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We would have enjoyed this better if a dog beach was offered. We will probably go to Pensacola next time. We drove there during our stay and found a place where our dog could spend time with us on the beach.

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

Thanks for the review. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed on any beach in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach but they are allowed on the beaches in Fort Morgan which is a fairly short drive from Gulf State Park. More 

Gretna, Louisiana
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has plenty to offer. golf course, fishing pier, cabins, campground, zip lines and hotel convention center (coming soon) two lakes to fish

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

Thanks so much for your review. We hope you come back soon as the park changes and grows to become a world class destination. Lots of really amazing things in the next couple of years. More 

Greenville, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very ncie place. Very friendly staff and people at the pier. Great view from the pier and ebach. Would go there agian.

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

Thanks so much for your review. We are very glad you had a great visit and hope you come again soon! More 

Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this beach. The first night we got in we went straight to the beach and spent time just sitting and listening to the waves. Best beach we have been too. The wildlife is amazing. We saw jellyfish and crabs. Also from our condo we saw a couple dolphins. We will definitely be back in the future.

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

Thanks so much for your review. We are so glad you had a great visit. Please come back again soon. More 

New Jersey
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This RV park is among the best. The sites are huge. Privacy abounds. The facilities are immaculate. Staff very friendly. Close to the beach, shopping and dining. About an hour ride to Fairhope. I wish we didn't have to leave. I would highly recommend this park.

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Thank RVTraveler60
GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate you kind words about the park. We also wish you didn't have to leave. We hope you come back and stay with us again soon. More 

Orange Beach, Alabama
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The campground in itself is very nice and clean. The only negative things we ran across is something future campers with their dogs should look out for. First and most importantly our Boxer was bitten by a snake. Fortunately the snake bite was not life threatening and he is going to be okay but please be aware when walking you... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We do sincerely apologize that your pet was bitten. Unfortunately, it is part of the surrounding wildlife. Thank you for taking the time to let others know so they may be aware. We thank you for your review and hope you will come back again to visit Gulf State Park. More 

Ocqueoc, MI
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366 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drive thru this park looking for our next destination to stay. This is the off season and there was not that many campers but the layout of the sites have made a excellent design and still giving you privacy with the vegetation surrounding each site. Can't tell you the price since the office was busy and we needed to... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad that you think highly of our park and we hope you will come back and stay with us! More 

Inwood, West Virginia
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8 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love going to this state park. After a morning on the beach,you can take a hot shower to get all of the sand off of you. Afterwards, you can enjoy a picnic lunch under the gigantic picnic shelter. There is a concession stand if needed. The price of entry into the park is reasonable. We love this beach and... More 

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

Thanks for the review. I am so glad you had a good visit and hope you come again soon. More 

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