Gulf State Park

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Gulf State Park

Location:In the city of Gulf Shores on the coast of Alabama.
Facilities:486 modern campsites, comfort stations (é), camp store (é), 21 family cottages (é), picnic areas, group pavilions, trails (temporarily closed due to Hurricane Katrina), marina, snack bar, 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, playground.
Activities:Camping, boating, fishing (saltwater and freshwater), swimming, water skiing, hiking, bicycling, tennis, golf, nature programs.
Special Features:The park is located along the Gulf of Mexico, with 2.5 miles of sugar white sand beach, and plans are currently being developed for a new hotel, restaurant, and conference center on the beach. The park's 825-foot fishing pier on the Gulf was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan, but plans also are underway to construct a new pier. The park also includes Lake Shelby, a 900-acre lake that offers good freshwater fishing as well as boating and swimming. The resort's 18-hole championship golf course is near the lake.
Address:20115 State Hwy 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Size: 6,150 acres.

See other parks in Alabama.
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The program provides veterans with free admission to any state park, park facility or day use area that charges an entrance fee including boat ramps and the Gulf State Park pier.
The island is bordered to the west by Gulf State Park and to the east by water and the border with Florida.
The second-longest fishing pier on the Gulf of Mexico--1,540 feet long and 20 feet wide--is the Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier (alapark.
As an added bonus, the Ozarks are full of dream fishing locales, from reservoirs to trout-filled streams to the ever-popular Current Rivet The Grand Gulf State Park is not to be forgotten, as it also offers access and opportunity.
The organization, made up of Alabama newspapers that are members of the AP newsgathering cooperative, presented awards to winners of its annual journalism contest Saturday night at the Gulf State Park pavilion.
One I remember quite well was about Gulf State Park at Gulf Shores, Alabama, which is a favorite place of our family.
In fact, Lake Shelby is completely contained within Alabama's Gulf State Park.
Snowmobilers in Whetstone Gulf State Park can hook up with a long trail system in the Tug Hill Plateau, which has more snow than anywhere in the state.
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