Have you ever visited a campground and thought I could live here for a while? That is how I felt in the Gulf State Park campground and I honestly didn’t want to leave it. The campsites are well laid out with some of them right on the water of Middle Lake.
There are hookups, showers in the bathroom, sunny Gulf Coast weather and an alligator or two depending on what trails you explore. There is easy access to the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail for even more exploration.
It is only 1.5 miles from the white sand beaches that make Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama famous! With easy access to Lake Shelby!
Did I mention the swimming pool with splash pad, tennis, pickleball and more? Or all of the biking trails that are easily accessible!
I told my wife that we could happily live in this campground for a while and just soak up the sunshine and everything the park offers.
Gulf State Park Campground
Number of Sites: 496 improved full – hookup campsites with paved pads
11 primitive sites
3 new Back Country Trail Sites at The Outpost
Location in the park:
Address: 20115 State HWY 135 Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Campsite Cost: Depends on the time of year and type of site. See images below for current rates.
Senior Discounts: Senior citizens age 62+ and 100% Disabled- 15% November—February and 10% March-October.
Not valid on holidays or special events nor in conjunction with any other discounts or specials. Valid only on daily rates Sunday – Thursdays during peak season and not for weekly or monthly rates.
Reservations: Yes, see full details below
Campground Address: 20115 State Hwy 135, Gulf Shores, Alabama
Campground Phone Number: 251-948-7726
Accessible Sites: If a handicap site is needed, it must be requested when making the reservation
Pets Allowed: Yes, but they must be on a leash less than 6 feet long.
Gulf State Park Camping
Are campground Reservations Available? Yes
Phone Number? (800) 252-7275 OR (251) 948-7275.
How Far Ahead can you make a reservation? Reservations can be made one year to the date in advance. Reservations for holiday/event weekends should be made at least 3 months in advance.
Sites can only be booked for a max of 14 nights per site.
Monthly reservations can be made for November through March only and can only be made by phone or in person at the Park Headquarters
There is a 3 night minimum on all bookings during special event and holiday weekends. All 3 nights will be charged at the time of reservation and is nonrefundable.
Reservation dates may be changed twice after the original reservation. After that, the 1st-night deposit would be forfeited
Gulf State Park Campground is an amazing campground with amenities you don’t often find in state park campgrounds!!!! These amenities include 11 modern air-conditioned bathhouses, a camp store, laundry facilities, swimming pool with splash pad, tennis pickleball courts, horseshoes, volleyball, Nature Center and ongoing weekly activities.
Dump Station: Yes
Bear Boxes: No
Flush Toilets: Yes
Firewood: Available near the campground
Is cellular Phone Service Available? Yes
Is camp host available on site? Yes
Amenities at each campsite: picnic tables, pedestal grill tops
Fire pit in the site? no, but there is pedestal grill tops
Picnic Table in the site? Yes
Potable Water? Yes
RV Camping at Gulf State Campground
Gulf State Park Campground is perfect for RV Camping. There are hooks ups available at every site. The sites are either back in or pull through depending on the loop in the campground.
There is ample space between campsites for a comfortable environment. The bathrooms have showers if you do not want to shower in your RV. There is a laundry facility onsite.
RV Length: RVs up to 45 feet in length
Generators: Full hookups in the campground
The maximum number of people in a campsite:
The number of cars per campsite: Only 2 vehicles allowed per site and they must be registered at arrival.
Check-in Time: 11:00 am
Checkout time: 4:00 pm
Minimum age to rent a site is 18yrs.
A 2nd tent is allowed on a site, either with another tent or with an RV, only if it is for children under the age of 18yrs
Photos of Gulf State Campground
Gulf State Park Trails access
There is easy access to many of the Gulf State Park trails including the trail to the beach.
We will be sharing a ton of coverage on Gulf Shores and Orange Beach! We truly love this part of the country and can’t wait to return for another visit.