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Gulf State Park

20115 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542 USA

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  • Independent
  • Wheelchair
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  • Public
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  • Outdoor
    Seating
  • Wifi
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“glamping on the beach”

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. Because of its size, Gulf State Park has limited Wifi Service and is only guaranteed in our Activities Building and Refuge Golf Course Grill. Enhanced service is being installed and should be active soon. Gulf State Park is home to may types of wildlife including alligators. Please be aware at all times. Please see: Alligators in Gulf State Park.

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Reviewed by
Nancy Sewell

  • 1,228 Reviews
  • 339 Helpful
January 04, 2017

Approximately 1.5 miles from the white sands of the gulf beaches, Gulf State Park offers a 496-site improved campground including 11 modern bathhouses, pull-thru sites, back-in sites, water front campsites, and ADA accessible sites.

OFF PEAK RATES– NOVEMBER 1st—February 28th
Live Oak Across from water— $40 / $44 /$242/$595
Gator Waterfront Sites— $40 / $44 /$242/$595
Live Oak on Water Back In- $40 / $44 /$242/$595
Canal on Water Pull Thru- $49 / $52 /$293/$715
The Outpost Back Country Trail— $50 per night

PEAK RATES = MARCH 1st- OCTOBER 31st
Standard Sites : $37 / $40 / $228

Bobcat, Raccoon, Bear, Quail, Opossum, Sumac,
Rabbit, Off Water Gator, Live Oak off Water
Live Oak Across from water— $40 / $44 / $249
Gator Waterfront Sites— $40 / $44 / $249
Live Oak on Water Back In- $40 / $44 / $249
Canal on Water Pull Thru— $49 / $52 / $299
Primitive Camping Rates— $18/ $20 per night
The Outpost Back Country Trail— $50 per night

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Reviewed by
cindydm

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
January 18, 2021
Rated 5.0

Beautiful park. Loved the boardwalks and trails. But be careful, so many sand burrs in our pup’s paws. The rv sites are large and the way the were positioned were quite private. Loved it.

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Reviewed by
Bambi L Carlson

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June 08, 2019
Rated 5.0

Pristine State park with lots of spaces for camping! They fill up fast so make a reservation! Wonderful pool. Clean, updated bathrooms and showers. I would stay a month if I could!!!

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Lesli Peterson

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March 11, 2018

Over 6000 acres with campsites, cottages/cabins, a pavilion, tennis courts, a championship golf course, two miles of gorgeous beaches and, well, what else could you ask for? Gulf State Park is home to the largest pier on the Gulf of Mexico where fishing is an everyday activity and relaxing is mandatory. Oh, and hiking trails are as plentiful as beach chairs.

Off the beach, you can rent a more primitive campsite at the outpost with a pre-pitched tent and four cots. Know that there is no plumbing or electricity here, but there is a port a potty! Also, as a registered overnight visitor, you’ll have access to the swimming pool and splash pad as well as the dog pond!

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Gulf State Park

20115 State Highway 135
Gulf Shores, Alabama
36542 USA

Hours

Open now until 9:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Good for bird watching, fishing, and 5 more activities.

  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Affiliation
State park or forest
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Big Rigs
  • Fifty Amp
  • Tent Sites
  • Full Hookup
  • Paved Sites
  • Dump Station
  • Pull Through
  • Reservations
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Water Hookup
  • Potable Water
  • Swimming Pool
  • Rec Facilities
  • Standard Tent Sites
  • Pull Through RV Sites
  • Outdoor Seating
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