Gulf State Park

Nature Center

Gulf State Park Nature Center Entrance
GSP Nature Center Display I
GSP Nature Center Display II
Naturalist Leads a Guided Hike to Our Bald Eagle Nest
Mud Turtle at the Gulf State Park Nature Center
Nature Center Eastern Screech Owl. Photo by Farren Dell
Naturalist Leads a Snake Lecture With Visitors
Nature Center Box Turtle. Photo by Farren Dell

Nature Center Hours & Information


Hours of Operation

OPEN: Monday to Saturday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

CLOSED: On Sundays and the following holidays - Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day



The Nature Center is located in the Campground. There is an entrance fee of $2 per vehicle to enter the Campground and come to our facility (Lodge, Cabin/Cottage and Campground guests are exempt from this fee). The Nature Center is free to enter.

The physical address is 22120 Campground Road, Orange Beach AL, 36561.


Gulf State Park's Nature Center is a living museum of plants and animals that are native to the Gulf Coast region.  It is our goal to inspire people to care for the environment by expanding their knowledge of the state’s natural resources through experiences that lead them to understand their connection to the natural world.


We offer many exciting and worthwhile programs. Our weekly programs include guided nature walks, beach walks, pier walks, and a nature time. Through these educational programs, we offer a multitude of learning opportunities for children and adults about Alabama’s Gulf Coast. We have many different animal ambassadors, including owls, turtles, alligators, snakes, and more!


View our Activities Calendar and join us for exciting, educational programs! All programs are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.


Contact Information

(251) 948-7275 ext. 62093

Address: 22120 Campground Road, Orange Beach AL, 36561