Gulf State Park's entrance is only 1 mile from the outskirts of Orange Beach, although the center of the park is 5 miles away.
The state park encompasses 6,150 acres and has 2 miles of beachfront on the Gulf of Mexico. The park also includes Shelby Lake, Middle Lake and Little Lake.
Gulf State Park's day-use area is open from 7 a.m. until sunset year-around, while the fishing pier within the park is open 24 hours a day.
In addition to its beach fun and fishing, the park hosts geocaching, birding, hiking trails, tennis and an 18-hole golf course.
Twenty one- and two-bedroom rental cabins and 11 three-bedroom rental cottages are situated around the golf course and Middle Lake. The park also has a 496-site campground.
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