Soft, white sand under foot, seagulls calling above, a pile of seashells in your pocket. Is this a state park or have we wandered into your daydream? Good thing this park has hundreds of campsites, because we hear paradise is pretty popular these days. If you’re ready to take that next step in your relationship to birdwatching, jump on the Gulf Adventure Center’s Hummingbird Zipline. Hike through 10 trails, spotting bobcats, alligators and butterflies. Or, if wildlife isn’t your thing, go hunting for geocaches in the tall, coastal grasses! Of course, you’ll probably just spend all day on this.
Lodging provided
Bring your own Tents, Vans and truck campers, Trailers, RV & Motorhomes, Cabin
516 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Wildlife watching
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October 28th, 2015

Yes the park is lovely. The long unspoiled beach is a gem. So are the estuaries and wetlands. The camping, however, is a moneymaker that the parks dept uses to fund statewide operations. It stays full of RVs, all densely situated. No fires. For gulf coast camping more attuned to the outdoors, try big lagoon over the state line into Florida. It's still crowded, just not so bad. Plus without a pool it attracts a crunchier crowd. For even greater isolation, you can go to Perdido Point but you will have to pack out and there's nothing but dunes and water.

Hipcamper Judy T.
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November 25th, 2018
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April 11th, 2018
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April 2nd, 2018
Hipcamper Patrick P.
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March 8th, 2018
Hipcamper Debra B.
recommends this listing.
September 16th, 2017
Gulf State Park
United States
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30.263° N, 87.636° W
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Cabin & Lodging: 20 Sites
(Up to people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 496 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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