Gulf State Park

Wildlife

Alligator Floating in a Canal. Photo by Farren Dell
Red-Bellied Woodpecker Foraging on a Tree. Photo by Farren Dell
Cottonmouths Fighting for Territory in the Campground. Photo by Farren Dell
Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly Sitting on a Leaf. Photo by Farren Dell

Wildlife in the Park

 

Gulf State Park protects a range of habitats for our diverse wildlife populations! As you explore the Park, consider the habitat you are traveling through and what animals may call the area home. Please be aware at all times and for your safety, as well as the animals, please keep a respectful difference from all wildlife. For detailed information, please see our Wildlife Safety recommendations.

 

Visit the Outdoor Alabama Wildlife section for a complete look at the fauna that can be found throughout the entire state of  Alabama.

 

 

Mammals

 

We have lots of furry critters that roam our Park. Some of the best clues indicating a mammal has passed through the area are scat or footprints! Click on the photos below to expand them and view the species name.

 

 

 

Reptiles

 

Gulf State Park has a large diversity of cold-blooded creatures! These animals will try to avoid human interaction, but if you approach them, they will defend themselves. Please keep a respectful distance from these animals. If a snake shown below is venomous, it will include the label: *Venomous*. Click on the photos below to expand them and view the species name.

 

 

 

Amphibians

 

Keep an eye out for these cool creatures in pools of water along the trail, or scurrying through leaf litter. Amphibians have very permeable skin, which means you should not try to handle them because they can absorb any lotion or chemical from you hands. Click on the photos below to expand them and view the species name.