GULF STATE PARK
Located in the city of Gulf Shores on the coast of Alabama, white sun-kissed beaches, a surging surf, seagulls and seashells greet you at Gulf State Park. Consisting of 6,150 acres with two miles of sugar white sand beaches, Gulf State Park has modern and primitive camping, cottages, trails and fishing. There is also tennis, group pavilions, 18-hole golf course, 900 acre lake for fishing, swimming, and water skiing, nature programs and picnic areas.
Gulf State Park offers 20 modern cabins wiithin walking distance of the golf course and two-and-a-half miles from snow-white beaches. Four of these cabins, referred to as (woods) cabins, are surrounded by the beautiful longleaf pine and palmetto forest of coastal Alabama. The remaining (lakeside) cabins are located on the shores of the 900-acre Lake Shelby.
The woods cabins are one room with a separate kitchen and bath and will sleep four. A two-bedroom, one-bath woods cabin is also available that will sleep six. The lakeside cabins have two bedrooms and one bath that will sleep four. A three-bedroom, two-bath lakeside cabin is also available. This cabin will sleep six. All lakeside cabins are elevated 12 feet above the ground. Two of the lakeside cabins are handicapped accessible.
All cabins contain screened porches and have barbecue grills and picnic tables. The lakeside cabins also have fishing piers and fish cleaning stations. Cabins are equipped with a full kitchen including pots, pans, cooking utensils, dishes and flat ware. A microwave, coffee pot and toaster are also provided. Televisions with satellite reception are included. A supply of linens are also provided and towel and face cloths will be changed one time during a weeks stay.
Gulf State Park offers 11 new cottages. These cottages are within walking distance of Gulf State Park Golf Course and two and a half miles from the beautiful snow-white beaches of Alabama. All cottages are along the northern shore of Lake Shelby.
All cottages contain three bedrooms, three bathrooms, two screened porches and a deck that overlooks Lake Shelby. The cottages also have fishing piers available for guest to enjoy. Cottages are equipped with a full kitchen including pots, pans, cooking utensils, dishes and flatware. A microwave, coffee pot, toaster, and dishwasher are also provided. Televisions with combination dvd/vcr and satellite are also included. A supply of linens are also provided and towel and face cloths will be exchanged once during a full weeks stay. All bedrooms are equipped with queen size beds. As with all of our cabins and cottages pets and smoking are not permitted.
Gulf State Park's reopened renovated campsites now number 154. These sites have 50 amp service, water and sewer hook-ups. All camping pads are freshly paved with larger lots for RV's with pullouts.
Please Note: The campground is taking reservations on a limited basis at this time. Major renovations are underway due to flooding caused by Hurricane Ivan and it is not back up to full capacity.
From I-65, take exit to AL-287 (Rabun Rd, CR-47). Turn left onto AL-287 and continue on AL-287 approximately one mile. Continue onto AL-59 S and travel approximately 50 miles. Turn left onto AL-180 E (Fort Morgan Rd) and travel less than a mile. Continue onto AL-135 (Fort Morgan Rd) and travel less than a mile to the park entrance.
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We have it all at Alabama State Parks. The fishing enthusiast will find freshwater as well as saltwater fishing at it's finest in Alabama. Our lakes, rivers and streams are home to a variety of bass, bream, crappie, catfish, walleye and rainbow trout to name a few! At our Gulf State Resort, the saltwater angler will find excitement in landing the big one from our own pier or surfishing right from the beach. Everything from king mackerel, amberjack, cobia, flounder, bluefish, tuna and more. Many of our parks offer full marina services, including boat rentals, bait & tackle, snacks and cold drinks. Regardless of the type of fishing you may choose, please be sure to check state licensing regulations and creel limits. For the more competitive anglers, several of our Alabama State Parks play host to a number of tournaments through out the year and we welcome you and your family to join us.