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Chuck Clark: "Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn."

We have it all at Alabama State Parks. The fishing enthusiast will find freshwater as well as saltwater fishing at its finest in Alabama. Our lakes, rivers and streams are home to a variety of bass, bream, crappie, catfish, walleye and rainbow trout to name a few! At our Gulf State Park, the saltwater angler will find excitement in landing the big one from the pier or right from the beach. Everything from king mackerel, amberjack, cobia, flounder, bluefish, tuna and more. Many of our parks offer full marina services, including boat rentals, bait & tackle, snacks and cold drinks. Regardless of the type of fishing you may choose, please be sure to check state licensing regulations and creel limits. For the more competitive anglers, several of our Alabama State Parks play host to a number of tournaments through out the year and we welcome you and your family to join us. For more information about fishing in the coastal or freshwaters of Alabama, go to the Official Alabama Fishing Web Page.

The Gulf Pier reopened on Thursday, July 23, 2009. The new pier is the longest pier on the Gulf of Mexico at 1540 ft. The pier boast features that were not available on the old pier, destroyed in 2004 by Hurricane Ivan, such as indoor seating for concession area, indoor retail area for tackle and souvenirs, comfort stations at the midpoint of the pier and wheelchair accessible rail fishing. The new pier has 2448 feet of fishing space available along the rails. For more information please contact the pier @ (251) 967-3474 and see the web page at: State Park Pier/

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Boat Launch

Boat Rental


Blue Springs Yes No Pedal Lake/Stream
Bucks Pocket Yes/Pier Yes No Lake/Stream
Cheaha Yes No Pedal Lake
Chewacla Yes No No Lake
Desoto Yes Yes No Pool
Florala Yes Yes Pedal Lake
Frank Jackson Yes Yes No Lake
Gulf Yes Yes No Lake/Gulf
Lake Guntersville Yes/Pier Yes Canoe, Motorized and Non-motorized Fishing Lake/Pool
Lake Lurleen Yes Yes Canoe, Pedal, Non-motorized Fishing Lake
Lakepoint Yes Yes Motorized Fishing, Pontoon Lake
Meaher Yes/Pier Yes No Bay
Oak Mountain Yes/Pier Yes Canoe, Pedal, Non-motorized Fishing Lake
Paul Grist Yes Yes Canoe, Pedal, Non-motorized Fishing Lake
Rickwood No No No Pool
Roland Cooper Yes Yes Non-motorized Fishing Lake
Joe Wheeler Yes/Pier Yes Pedal, Motorized Fishing, Pontoon, Personal Lake/Pool
Wind Creek Yes/Pier Yes Motorized and Non-motorized Fishing, Pontoon, Personal Lake

Boat Launching Fee:
$1.00 to $4.00
(Where Fee is Charged)

Fishing Boat Rental:: (w/o motors)
$5.00 - $7.50 (Half day)
$7.50 - $12.00 (All Day)

Row Boats - Canoes - Pedal Boats Rental
$3.00 - $12.00 per hour