Gulf Shores State Park: 15 Amazing Reasons You’ll Love Camping

There is so much to see and do outdoors, making Gulf State Park Campground the perfect place to stay and explore. Gulf State Park is one of our favorite places to camp in Alabama.

We can’t wait to share all the details with you. Keep reading to get the scoop and plan a fun beach trip! 

Plan Your Next Epic Road Trip to Gulf Shores State Park

Touted as being Alabama’s most environmentally friendly building, the Interpretive Center teaches visitors about the nine different ecosystems the park protects and the natural resources in the area. 

You Can’t Miss the Interpretive Center

Wildlife Viewing

Bring a small pair of binoculars because there is so much wildlife to see from all the trails. 

Self-Guided Tours

There were a lot of avid bird watchers walking the trails with binoculars. Unfortunately, we missed out on having ours; we would have been able to see more alligators. 

Close Proximity to the Main Strip and “The Wharf”

The campground is literally five minutes away from the main strip for  Gulf Shores and Orange Beach if you’d like to go out to eat, shop local,  or beach hop along the coast. 

Self-Guided Tours

The campground is also close to Gulf Shores’ famous “The Wharf.” The  Wharf has a shopping area, ferris wheel, restaurants, bars, a movie theater, and a yacht club.  

Find out all the reasons you'll want to camp at Gulf Shores State Park!

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