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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April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrities, elected officials, members of the Coastal Resiliency Coalition (CRC) and tourism leaders from the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area yesterday came together at the Gulf State Park Beachside Pavilion to mark the Gulf Coast's progress one year after the Deepwater Horizon explosion with a 500-person seated dinner directly on the white sand beaches.
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.
Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge, Gulf State Park, and historic Fort Morgan will always protect their windswept sand dunes against encroachment.
The Orange Beach Hilton Garden Inn is located on the beach, four miles east of Highway 59 next to Gulf State Park, 35 miles southwest of Pensacola (Fla.

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