Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, Alabama, has 2 miles of beaches, cottages for rent, a 20-foot wide fishing pier and hiking trails. The park is open every day from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., as of 2015.
Hikers at Gulf State park can choose from 10 different trails. Those who enjoy golf have access to an 18-hole championship level golf course. Lake Shelby is located on 900 acres within Gulf State Park and provides opportunities for fishing and swimming. Visitors can stay overnight in the park, with accommodation options including 496 different campsites, 20 modern cabins and 11 cottages, as of 2015.