What you can do at Gulf State Park

Gulf State Park is a stunning oasis where seashells and white-sand beaches greet you the moment you arrive. With more than 6,000 acres, you can easily spend more than a day exploring this spectacular reserve. From bird watching to fishing, there's so much to do!

What you can do at Gulf State Park

There are countless things you can do while you're staying in an Orange Beach or Gulf Shores beach house or condo rental, from spending time with your family in the warm waters along the coast to enjoying a fishing trip with your closest friends. The Gulf State Park is a hub for family-friendly activities, and you don't even have to venture far from your vacation lodgings to enjoy countless hours exploring this wilderness!

Below are just a couple of the activities you can do at Gulf State Park:

Nature programs

What you can do at Gulf State ParkDo you have a blossoming botanist in your family? Or maybe you're the one with a passion for plants. Whichever the case, there are nature programs and special events designed for those who love the outdoors and want to know more about the unique flora of the Gulf Coast. At the Gulf State Park Nature Center, you can sit in on a lecture from one of the staff members and get to know the plants and wildlife that call this area home throughout the year, as well as creatures that migrate during specific seasons.

Golf

No trip to the Gulf Coast would be complete without a few hours of hitting the links. The Refuge Golf Club is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. so you can start your day nice and early and take your time making your way through the course. Even if you didn't bring your own clubs, you can still enjoy a day on the fairway because Refuge offers sets of rental clubs and balls for those who didn't want to pack their own gear.

Best of all, children under the age of 5 get to golf for free, so what are you waiting for? Help them develop their talents while they are young, and you may have a world champion on your hands!

Whether on the links, the trails or the beaches of Gulf State Park, you are sure to enjoy a day filled with fun.

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