Gulf State Park Cabins

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Discover the Beautiful Beaches of Gulf State Park

Gulf State Park features two miles of white sandy beaches and azure blue ocean. There are plenty of additional activities in the park for when you get tired of spending your days on the beach. At the end of a long day, treat yourself to a stay in one of the hotels by Gulf State Park, which often boast views of the ocean.

Places to Stay Near to Gulf State Park

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Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
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Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
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Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
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Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
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Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
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Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
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Apartment ∙ 5 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
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Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
from $97
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Apartment ∙ 2 guests
Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
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The Best Hiking Trails in Gulf State Park

There are 25 miles of hiking trails in Gulf State Park. A total of seven trails, of varying degrees of difficulty, run through the park, with each providing a unique perspective of the area. If you're feeling up to the idea, hike all the trails over a few days. The trails are wide, paved, and suitable for wheelchair access. After spending the day on the trails, stay in one of the cabins by Gulf State Park.

  • 1. Catman Trail

    Named after the legend of a half-man, half-cat said to patrol the area, this 2.2-mile route goes past several Native American sites. There is a picnic pavilion at the 1-mile mark, and the trail goes past the park's butterfly garden.

  • 2. Rosemary Dunes

    This 1.75-mile trail runs past wildflowers and through groves of tall pine trees. Look out for wildlife such as alligators, which are often seen on the trail.

  • 3. Gulf Oak Ridge

    The longest trail in the park at 2.75 miles, Gulf Oak Ridge offers views across the Gulf of Mexico. There are a few steep sections on this trail, but the views make the effort worthwhile. Look out for the different migratory bird species that can be seen on the trail.

Great Places to Stay Near Gulf State Park

Apartment ∙ 4 guests
Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
from $112
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Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
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Apartment ∙ 2 guests
Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
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The Best Family Activities in Gulf State Park

Families flock to Gulf State Park to spend their holidays enjoying the lovely beaches. There are plenty of other activities in the park, including hiking, biking, tennis, and fishing. Spend a few days relaxing at one of the Gulf State Park cabins and see all that this park has to offer.

  • 1. Waterskiing

    900-acre Lake Shelby is perfect for water skiing. Bring your own boat and skis or head out with one of the instructors in the summer months.

  • 2. Swimming

    At Gulf State Park, swimming is probably the most popular activity for families. You can choose to swim in the ocean or in one of the three lakes in the park.

  • 3. Golf

    You'll find an 18-hole golf course with views of the forest and the ocean. Teach your children to play on this fun course.

  • 4. Biking

    The wide and level bike paths are ideal for teaching young children to ride. A speed limit keeps the trails safe and comfortable.

Top Lodging Near Gulf State Park

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Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
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Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
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Apartment ∙ 5 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
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