In addition to your feet and legs, we also have activities for your arms.

Grab a paddle and dive right in to everything we have to offer on the water. You can rent kayaks and paddleboards or bring your own for use in the Gulf or just meandering around Lake Shelby. There’s no shortage of places to paddle in the park.


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.

Lake Shelby Fishing Piers

While many visitors enjoy saltwater fishing, some anglers prefer to have the best of both worlds. At Lake Shelby, five piers along our extensive trail network—with three new piers on the way—offer freshwater access to bass, bream, speckled trout, and other fish.



The Gulf isn’t the only place to get wet around here.


Saltwater or freshwater, our waters are a casting paradise.