Gulf State Park

4.7777777777778
22050 Campground Rd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

(800) 252-7275
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Park Features & Amenities

Camp Basics

Park Type:

State Park

Sites:

496

Pull Through Sites:

40

Full Hookup Sites:

260

Pets Allowed:

Yes

Age Restrictions:

None

Extended Stay:

Yes

Shaded Sites:

Yes

Big Rigs:

Yes

Credit Cards Accepted: MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Utilities & Amenities

Power: 50 Amps, 30 Amps, 20 Amps

Restrooms:

Yes

Showers:

Yes

Laundry:

Yes

Dumping:

Yes

Wireless Internet:

Yes

Recreation

Clubhouse:

No

Fishing:

Yes

Golf:

Yes

Swimming Pool:

Yes

Billiards/Pool:

Yes

Playground:

Yes

Game Hall:

Yes

Sports Field:

Yes

Horseshoes:

Yes

Shuffleboard:

Yes

Boat Launch:

No

Additional Pet Information:

Pets must be on leash. They are not allowed in buildings or beaches. Must clean up after dogs.

Traveler Tips

Each site has a picnic table and grill. In the campground, there's a campstore, laundromat, nature center and swimming pool. There are also trails for hiking and biking.



Traveler Reviews


Lacy H's picture
Lacy H
22 reviews
5

Great winter stay!

We stayed four nights on site 271. The kids had a great time fishing the lake and playing in the large yard. Great sight. The paved bike trails are top notch! There are benches and swings, screened pavilions, bathrooms, and even a bike repair station on the trails. The staff were very helpful and pleasant. The bathrooms were clean and nice. The atmosphere was peaceful and friendly. It's a huge camping park, wi h lots if great areas. I personally wouldn't want a sore on the main road, Raccoon. On gator road it looks like he sites right by the lake would be best, but actually the lake has thick cat tails around it. There is a break in the cat tails and a nice place to fish on sites 259-275.

The beach is great, but not that great emerald blue like a ways further east. Lots of birds and wildlife. Not a great shelling beach.

There is a Walmart very close by which is convenient. It feels like you're in the country at the park, but town is just a few minutes away.

Date of Stay:
 January, 2016

Renee B.
6 reviews
5

Christmas 2015

We've visited here many time our stay was awesome as always. Price has gone up almost doubled. Higher rate on Friday and Saturday nights plus $7 resort fee per day! Seems Alabama is broke. The park is great. We stayed on the canal and caught fish and a turtle. Something huge broke my pole before snapping my 20 lbs test line. Try the fishing pier $6 to fish with campground discount, free walk on pass. The bike/walk trails are the best in Alabama. So much more here to enjoy than just the beach! We will be back!

Date of Stay:
 December, 2015
Rate Paid:
 $57.00

Jamie  B's picture
Jamie B
15 reviews
4

Great state park

Pool, camp store, and nature center are all new. Campsites are huge, concrete pads, and grill. Close to the beach and you don't have to pay to park at the beach. Downside to this park are the bathhouses. Need to be cleaned a lot better and updated.

Date of Stay:
 June, 2014
Rate Paid:
 $30.00

BDahlgren
1 review
5

Great site

New pool, great boat launch, sites were well maintained

Rate Paid:
 $45.00

Technomadia's picture
Technomadia
143 reviews
5

So Large.. but yet still relaxing!

We had trepidation that this park would be desirable to us - 496 sites??

So glad we went ahead and stopped in. Yes, it's huge and so totally unlike what one might think of as a public park. Huge pool, laundry facility, full hook-ups, WiFi at sites and more. It's also pricey for a public campground (starting at $34/night for a basic site - on up to $41 for a waterfront).

When you reserve a spot here, it's for a basic spot only. When you arrive, you're then assigned your spot with the option to upgrade to lake view or lake front (if available). We splurged and got a lake front site along Live Oak St. Well worth it, if you ask us.

The sites were HUGE with plenty of space between them. We felt very secluded from our neighbors and enjoyed amazing sun rises.

The beach is about a 1-1.5 mile away - so don't think of this place as necessarily beachfront (which we were under the impression it was). The waterfront sites are against a lagoon.

We ended up staying 3-nights. The WiFi was undersized for the area we were in, but we were able to use our range extender to pick up a less used hot spot across the campground. Cellular signal was quite good.

We'd return - with aims to take advantage of the weekly rates.

Date of Stay:
 April, 2012
Rate Paid:
 $41.07

JoAnn B's picture
JoAnn B
305 reviews
5

Very big park

This park is more like a private park than a state park. You can stay for more than 2 weeks; in fact, people stay there all winter. There are lots of activities going on at the social center. Good bathroom and laundry facilities. Not much shade. Some sites are located on the lagoon. It's pretty close to the shore.
Lots of changes since we were here 2 years ago. New buildings, including a huge pool that isn't open until April 1st. Huge laundry facility. Nature center. Sites are very ample and price is very reasonable. Lots of bike trails in the park and bike lanes on the roads. Great place to stay.

Date of Stay:
 January, 2009
Rate Paid:
 $30.00

southerngal
1 review
4

Winter Stay

Great place to stay. All new facilities . Lots of helpful people and campground staff were very nice. Enjoyed the visit with many snowbirds from all over. Great bath house and great showers. very clean, close to many attractions. would highly recommend and the price was great.

Date of Stay:
 December, 2010
Rate Paid:
 $25.00

waldmeer's picture
waldmeer
21 reviews
5

Great Snowbird Camping

We stayed here in Jan -March, 2009. This place had undergone severe damage in hurricanes but the rebuilding has resulted in a great park. Large sites are paved and most have good privacy. Lakeside sites are a bit more expensive, but worth it. Storm damage has resulted in construction of new laundry, activities center, pool and recreation areas which should now be completed. DO NOT FEED THE ALLIGATORS! Yes they have alligators as well as eagles. Keep an eye on your smaller pets.

Date of Stay:
 January, 2009
Rate Paid:
 $25.00