Welcome to Gulf State Campground

Located 1.5 miles from the white sand beaches, Gulf State Park Campground offers 496 improved full - hookup campsites with paved pads and with 11 primitive sites.  Tents are welcome on all sites.

All full hookup camping pads are large enough for RVs with pullouts and have picnic tables, pedestal grill tops (no fire rings yet but you are welcome to bring your own that are above ground)

Campground features 11 modern air-conditioned bathhouses,  a campstore, laundry facilities, swimming pool with splash pad, tennis/pickle ball courts, horseshoes, volleyball, Nature Center and ongoing weekly activities.  Gulf State Park is home to the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail which has over 25 miles of paved, enhanced trails. Rent a bike from our campstore. We also have camper storage for $50 per month. Please email gulfstatepark@dcnr.alabama.gov for more info. 



Special notes:

  • Waverunners and jet skis are not allowed in Gulf State Park Lake Shelby for safety reasons.
  • Firewood: Buy it where you burn it. Leave firewood at home. Transporting firewood can bring invasive insects to our delicate forest. Please do not bring firewood with you.
  • Gulf State Park is home to may types of wildlife including alligators. Please be aware at all times. Please see: Wildlife Safety

Online Campground Reservations Here

For faster service please try online first. System does go down occasionally so please feel free to call also. 

Rules and Regulations for Gulf State Park Campground reservations

Campground Rates 2019

Gulf State Park Site Specific Campground Map










Gulf State Park: Camping Life