Feathered treasures are always taking flight in our neck of the woods.

Grebes, waders, and rails. Ospreys, loons, and great blue herons. Just a few reasons birders visit the park to pursue their passion every year. Wintering sparrows and house wrens can usually be found in grassy areas, while pacific loons often visit the area around the Pavilion. In the air and in the trees, on the beaches and on the water, the park is home to a variety of native bird species and others just passing through.

Gulf Oak Ridge

Ancient mossy oaks and beautiful vistas alongside a diverse amount of native wildlife make this the perfect place to walk and relax. It’s even designated as a stop on the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail registry.


No park along the Gulf would be complete without beach access. And few beaches compare to the nearly four-mile stretch of beautiful white sand and rolling dunes found here.



As Alabama’s coastal classroom, we’re living proof education can be fun.


Guided Nature Walks

Come experience the park with the people that call it home. Join our park naturalists for guided walks to learn about our seasonal flora and fauna.

For a list of planned activities, please visit alapark.com/gulf-state-park-nature-center-activities.