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Gulf State Park

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birthday get away

Loved it. Lots of things to do. The swimming pool area was just awesome. We stayed in the RV... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Carole R
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Memphis, Tennessee
Huge Gem for RVers on the Gulf of Mexico

400+ spacious FHU sites, some lake-front, some in the woods....something for everyone. Miles of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
bst34285
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Sigel, Pennsylvania
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nature center”(92 reviews)
“full hookups”(24 reviews)
“camp store”(28 reviews)
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Gulf State Park's two miles of beaches greet you with plenty of white sun-kissed sand, surging surf, seagulls and sea shells, but there is more than sand and surf to sink your toes into. Inside Gulf State Park there is a championship golf course...more
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20115 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-4501
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 30, 2006

we have stayed at this park three times in the past year and just love it..we can't wait to see it a few years from now, when more of it will be completed, especially the walking trails and bike paths..it is a lovely area..catherine and...More

11  Thank grannycat
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed March 21, 2005

I passed by Gulf State Park on a recent trip to the coast. All the guest cottages are destroyed as well as the Convention Center and the 825 ft pier. It appears that Hurricane Ivan took its toll and demolition was already underway. Hopefully the...More

17  Thank BamaLover
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved it. Lots of things to do. The swimming pool area was just awesome. We stayed in the RV campground the bath house was clean. They had wifi and tv service. Most of the spots seemed spacious. short drive to the beach and pier. Can...More

Thank Carole R
GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We look forward to having you and the grand kids at Gulf State Park in the near future. Thanks for staying with us.

Reviewed 6 days ago

400+ spacious FHU sites, some lake-front, some in the woods....something for everyone. Miles of paved or elevated bike/walking paths, huge swimming pool (not heated), nature center, storage for those bringing trailers, golf courses, fishing and a short walk to the pristine beaches of the northern...More

Thank bst34285
GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting Gulf State Park. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will make plans to visit us again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice park to visit. Loved the walkways and board walks through out. Was able to see many local birds.

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GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Gulf State Park is a wonderful place to bird watch. Please come again on your next visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gulf Shores State park Beach is fantastic, it really is beautiful, and very clean. The pier has a restaurant and bathrooms. We prefered it to the public beaches

Thank Christopher B
GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting Gulf State Park. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to our park, and hope that you will make plans to visit again very soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very large park with very big rv sites and lots of bike paths and trails. A huge beautiful pool very well taken care of. Nature center. Good, clean water supply with good pressure. Fifty amp service and full hookup. Wi-fi towers spaced around that we...More

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GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting Gulf State Park. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us. We hope that you will plan to visit again in the near future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so lucky to be able to be in Gulf Shores in October. The weather was amazing. The beach was gorgeous. The water was perfect. The people were friendly. I liked that they had a great parking area and the fee was reasonable, and...More

Thank Reina H
GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are go glad you enjoyed your visit and hope that you plan to return soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My kiddos love the nature center at our local state park, so we decided to follow the signs to the Gulf State Park Nature Center. The most awesome part of the Nature center is that it is free!! Didn’t have to pay to get into...More

1  Thank Lgsom
GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting our Gulf State Park Nature Center. When you plan your next trip to our area, check out our webpage for a list of weekly activities at the Nature Center. Also, plan to rent a bike for the day and explore our...More

Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Had planned our fall break for Big Lagoon state park. Enjoyed it but had to leave due to park closure for hurricane Michael. Came over to Gulf Shores to salvage an extra day and see where the hurricane would go. Park was extremely busy with...More

Thank mac a
GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We regret that your stay did not meet your expectations. During a weather event such as a hurricane, we try to accommodate everyone the best way possible. With that said, the campground office is extremely hectic during such events because of the influx of campers...More

Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Family Vacation on fall break, & we brought bikes along. Husband and I rode from condo in Gulf Shores down to the state park. We have loooved it!! Trails are beautiful, clean, safe, and FUN!! Thankful for clean facilities for potty breaks :) We also...More

Thank Hollyd912
GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed biking and walking the trails at Gulf State Park. We hope you share us with your friends, and return to visit Gulf State Park again real soon.

Reviewed October 4, 2018

We cam down towards the end of September 2018 and it was so nice. Hot and humid outside but once by the beach that cool breeze made it fell so good. Gulf Shores have very deep beaches and out condo at The Beach Club had...More

1  Thank Liliesgranny
GulfStatePark, Public Relations Manager at Gulf State Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Thanks for vacationing in Gulf Shores. We hope you plan to return soon.

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We were due to leave out on Friday nov 2 the night before my husband got so sick with vomiting chills fever I called the desk she basically said sorry but you need to be out by 1100 tomorrow our snowbirds Luke to come in early I’m 71 I don’t hook up a fifth wheel and drive it plus I’m recovering from a broken hip surgery from April 2018 instead of saying listen we will take care of it just hope your husband gets better but no it was just be out of here by 1100 tomorrow and you know this was our first stay at your park and we loved it but my husband was out hooking up our trailer trying to get out of your park when he was to suck to be doing it Y’all did not care one thing about us just about your snowbirds I know if some one had told us they can’t get out until he’s better probably 1 to 2 days at max we would have said fine we understand things happen. But y’all did not care anything about my husband so I’m very disappointed in your park and your people for treating us that way but we got out by 1100 like you all wanted regardless of how sick my husband was
November 4, 2018|
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Response from GulfStatePark | Property representative |
We are sorry that your husband is sick and hope that he is feeling better. It is unfortunate that we could not accommodate you, but the snowbirds have reservations for months at a time, so we have no way to move them. We... More
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Mary S
October 26, 2018|
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Response from mac a | Reviewed this property |
None within walking or short bike ride. We took a lift to the nearby restaurants. We did find that due to park security you will need to provide the driver all your info to be able to get in the gate to you. It is 10-15... More
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Mary S
October 23, 2018|
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Response from 509jlp | Reviewed this property |
Yes the trails and walkways are handicap accessible.
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