What to do in Gulf State Park

Seagulls and seashells, the surging surf and the sun-kissed sand welcome you to Gulf State Park. Ranging across 6,150 acres there are 2.5 miles of sugar white sand beach. The park has a spectacular resort/convention complex. It includes a modern beach front resort hotel with an outstanding restaurant, cocktail lounge and meeting/convention facilities for up to 600.

Fish off an 825 foot pier, the longest on the Gulf, or in a 500 acre freshwater lake a stone's throw away. Meander along nature trails. View exciting live exhibits. Enjoy the hotel's tennis courts or attend a beach side summer Luau.

Spend your nights in a camper, a family size lakefront cabin, or a luxury hotel room facing the Gulf. Enjoy fresh seafood in our resort dining room. Bask all morning in the sun beside the Gulf of Mexico or knock a ball around an 18 hole championship golf course.

Gulf State Park is located in the southernmost region of the State along the Gulf of Mexico. The Park is north of Gulf Shores and west of Orange Beach.

The climate of Alabama's lowlands can be described as subtropical with nearly 60 inches of rain each year. The highest amount of rain reaches the region as afternoon thunderstorms in July, August and September. Summers are extremely hot and humid with temperatures frequently reaching above 100 degrees F. Summer nights cool slightly and provide a good time to travel through the region.

Winter temperatures are mild, rarely dipping below 40 degrees with the humidity level at its lowest in November and December. Spring and fall are very pleasant times to visit the region. Spring brings mild temperatures and blooming trees and flowers. During the fall temperatures range from 65 to 85 degrees F with low humidity levels. Northern Alabama is generally cooler than the south due to its higher elevations.

20115 State Hwy 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Phone: 251-948-7275

Fax: 251-948-7726

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