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, zipline, 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.
Recreational opportunities abound in the park ranging from swimming to the Gulf Adventure Center's Hummingbird Zipline. The golf course offers 18 holes of championship play as well as a snack bar and proshop with a PGA pro on staff. If you don’t want to hit the greens then hit the trails. There are more than 10 trails to choose from in the park with most offering abundant opportunities to view a broad range of wildlife including raccoons, bobcats, deer, rabbits, alligators, and possibly black bears.
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 new pier. 
The beaches of Gulf State Park let you sink your toes into some of the best beaches on the Gulf Coast, while the the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail allows you to explore less developed areas of the park and gives you an upclose look at local wildlife.
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.