Gulf State Park named one of the Best State Parks in the U.S.

Gulf State Park Pier
Gulf State Park. (Billy Pope / Outdoor Alabama)

Out of nearly 50,000 state parks, one popular publication has selected an Alabama spot as one of the top 12 in the nation. Week& is all about using your free time wisely, and Gulf State Park caught their attention for their guide to “The Best State Parks in the U.S.” Keep reading for all the details.

Gulf State Park gets big attention

Gulf State Park Pier
Gulf State Park Pier. (Billy Pope / Outdoor Alabama)

Week& divided the awards into regions, naming the best state parks in the Western U.S., Midwest, Northeast and South. Three state parks were selected for each region, and the South’s top three featured Gulf State Park.

“Alabama doesn’t get enough love for all the fun it has to offer, and Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores is absolutely worth a visit.”


Continuing on, Week& praised Gulf State Park for its plethora of outdoor activities—from fishing to golfing to geocaching. Plus, we couldn’t agree more that it’s in a perfect location.

DYK? In 2022, USA Today named Gulf State Park one of the best state parks for camping + RVing. The accolades keep rolling in.

Visiting Gulf State Park for yourself

But don’t take our word (or Week&’s word) for it. Here’s how you can visit Gulf State Park for yourself.

BONUS: Check our our guide to five things to see and do at Gulf State Park.

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Sarah Gronberg
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