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First Look at the IC

2018-05-18T19:02:59+00:00May 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Governor Ivey invites you to a first look at the Interpretive Center and East Pedestrian Bridge on May 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Upon completion, the Interpretive Center will welcome everyone to Alabama's Gulf State Park and invite them to explore the park's 6,150 acres. [...]

Pedestrian Bridges

2017-11-01T15:37:53+00:00November 1st, 2017|GSP Enhancement, Transportation|

Two pedestrian bridges have been installed at Gulf State Park. Designed to ADA standards for accessibility, these new connections will provide safe and comfortable passage for all park visitors as they move between the beaches and the rest of the park. The bridges were also [...]

Over 27 miles of trails to enjoy!

2017-07-14T19:25:38+00:00July 14th, 2017|GSP Enhancement|

Trail enhancements are almost complete! Gulf State Park's trail network has been expanded to include over 27 miles of accessible trails. These additions make it possible for everyone to experience new parts of the park safely and comfortably. These new trails create key loops, so [...]

Dune Restoration Continues

2017-05-17T15:17:56+00:00February 3rd, 2017|Dune Restoration|

Every year, the local residents of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach donate their Christmas trees to be re-purposed for dune restoration at Gulf State Park. By placing the trees on the beach in strategic locations, the park staff is able to help new dunes grow [...]

Prescribed Burn Planned

2017-05-17T15:17:56+00:00January 27th, 2017|Nature, Winter|

  Did you know that fires could be good for people and the environment? In fact, some ecosystems need periodic fires to stay healthy and, when left in their natural state, would burn every few years. These burns, usually the result of a lightning strike, [...]

Look Up and Make a Wish!

2017-05-17T15:17:56+00:00August 11th, 2016|Camping, General, Nature, Summer|

The Perseid Meteor Shower peaks this week and will be lighting up the sky with shooting stars. So get outside, look up, and make a wish! The meteor shower occurs every summer as Earth moves through debris from the Swift-Tuttle Comet, but this year’s shower [...]

Project on Schedule

2016-07-06T14:14:15+00:00June 30th, 2016|GSP Enhancement, In the News|

In a statement released this week, Governor Bentley announced the enhancements planned as part of the Gulf State Park Project are on schedule to be complete by 2018. Plans for the park include restoring the equivalent of 50 football fields of dunes, adding 9.5 miles [...]

Dive on in!

2016-07-06T14:13:43+00:00June 24th, 2016|In the News, Summer|

Campground pool is tops on the Gulf Coast! The secret is out! The campground pool is among Al.com's "18 Awesome Pools on the Gulf Coast". Our campers already know the campground pool is the perfect place to beat the heat. The family-friendly destination has been [...]

World Sea Turtle Day

2017-05-17T15:17:56+00:00June 16th, 2016|Nature|

June 16 is World Sea Turtle Day to highlight the importance of these prehistoric creatures. So join us in celebrating these resilient animals that have been nesting on our beaches for nearly 200 million years! World Sea Turtle Day is celebrated on the same day [...]

Free Fishing Day on June 11

2016-06-10T19:26:38+00:00June 10th, 2016|Fishing|

Calling all amateur anglers! Join us this Saturday, June 11, at Gulf State Park as you reel in the next big catch! The Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources has designated June 11 as free fishing day, allowing the public to fish without a license in most public [...]