Gulf State Park

Outdoor Adventures

GSP Biking on the Trails. Photo by Farren Dell
Kayak, Canoe, and Paddleboard Rentals Available at Lake Shelby
Boardwalk Trail Over Lake Shelby
Kayak Launch Stationed at Lake Shelby
Kayaker Enjoying Lake Shelby
See the Gulf from a New Perspective with Ike' Parasail
Bike Share Program Featured Throughout the Park

If you're looking for adventure, Gulf State Park is the place to be! From kayaking and biking to parasailing, we've got it all! Below are just some of the great activities we offer. Click our vendor links for more information and scheduling! You are welcome to bring your own equipment (boats, kayaks, canoes) to our launch points at Lake Shelby and Middle Lake to enjoy a day on the water! Gulf State Park is home to many types of wildlife. Please be aware and see Wildlife Safety for more info.



  • If you are interested in gaining skills to fish off of a saltwater pier, sign up for our Angler's Academy class.


Camp Store

  • Visit the Camp Store in the Campground for bike rentals. Various sports equipment is available for campground guests to sign out at no cost and use on the courts available to them.


Lake Shelby

  • Ike's Beach Service offers a variety of rental services from their location on Lake Shelby including kayaks, paddleboards, and bikes! 
  • Enjoy a unique experience on the trail with Coastal Segway Adventures leaving from Lake Shelby and touring through the park with a guide!


Rosemary Dunes Trailhead


Beach Pavilion

  • Ike's Beach Service offers rental equipment on site including beach chairs and umbrellas, beach wheelchairs, and volleyball equipment. They also offer banana boat ride and parasailing rentals if you are feeling adventurous! 


Gulf State Park is home to many types of wildlife, including alligators. Please be aware at all times. For detailed information, please see our Wildlife Safety recommendations.