Welcome to Gulf State Park

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.

Activities - Recreational opportunities abound in Gulf State Park
 Beautiful White Sand Beaches- Gulf State Park boasts over 3.5 miles of beautiful white sand beaches available in both our main park area in Gulf Shores at the Beach Pavilion and from our access points in Orange Beach, Alabama. 
Refuge Golf Course- 18 hole championship golf course, Pro Shop with a PGA golf pro on staff, plutting green and driving range. 
 Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail- Hike and bike on seven trails among six distinct ecosystems make up more than 15 miles of the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail complex through the cities of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, and Gulf State Park. 
Fishing- Fishing enthusiasts will find both freshwater and saltwater fishing at its finest in the park. Lake Shelby provides 900 acres of excellent freshwater fishing, while the saltwater angler can cast directly from the beach or from the largest Pier on the Gulf . 
Planning a wedding at Gulf State Park? Visit our Wedding and Event page for additional information as well as our Gulf State Park online wedding/event planner.
 Nature Center- Gulf State Park's Nature Center is a living museum of plants and animals that are native to the Gulf Coast region. Make sure you check out the weekly activities page too. 
 Gulf Adventure Center- zipline course, paddleboard and kayak adventures.

 Ike's Beach Service- Chairs,Umbrellas, Kayaks, Cribs, Beach Bikes, Parasailing 


 Coatal Segway Adventures-   Coastal Segway Adventures offers 2-hour guided Segway tours through the beautiful Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail.



Visitors who stay overnight at Gulf State Park have many options to choose from. The park offers 20 modern cabins and 11 new cottages all within walking distance of the golf course and a short drive from the beaches. With 496 improved campground sites, RVs are welcome as well. All camping pads are paved and modern bathhouses are accessible to all campers. Primitive camping sites are also available.

Area Attractions

The park’s close proximity to Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Foley, Fairhope and Mobile, provides Gulf State Park with several retail and restaurant options to choose from. The Five Rivers Delta Resource Center, Weeks Bay Reserve, The USS Alabama and Meaher State Park are all within driving distance.

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