Gulf State Park

Baldwin County Trail Wins USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Award

April 19, 2024
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For the second year in a row, the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail in Baldwin County has been chosen as the top recreational trail in the country in the 2024 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources reports. The trail took first place over nine others located throughout…

Lakeside Cabins Unveiled At Lake Shelby

April 19, 2024
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The new Lakeside Cabins at Gulf State Park recently reopened, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources reports. The event marked the end of a major renovation project after Hurricane Sally severely damaged the cabins in September 2020. At a cost of $8.8 million, the project replaced 17 damaged structures with 20 modern lakeside…

Gulf Shores Beach Restoration Update

Local Nominations For “10best”

March 15, 2024
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Alabama Beaches’ Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail is nominated for the second consecutive year for USA Today’s “10Best Readers’ Choice” in the “Best Recreational Trail” award category. As part of this nationwide competition, the 28-plus-mile trail—spanning nine ecosystems through Gulf Shores, Gulf State Park and Orange Beach—is up against a lengthy list of national competitors.…

Renovations Underway At Gulf State Park Pier

Renovations Underway At Gulf State Park Pier

November 10, 2023
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Work is now underway at Gulf State Park Pier in Gulf Shores to repair the damage caused to it by Hurricane Sally in 2020. The pier will remain closed during the renovation process. M.D. Thomas Construction in Orange Beach was awarded the contract to perform the repairs, which include rebuilding a 200-foot section of the…

MD Thomas Construction Awarded Contract For Gulf State Park Pier Repair

MD Thomas Construction Awarded Contract For Gulf State Park Pier Repair

July 14, 2023
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MD Thomas Construction of Orange Beach has been awarded the contract for the $13-million Gulf State Park Pier repair project, OBA reports. The company will also be working on repairs at Perdido Pass Park. The pier, an important landmark in the Gulf Shores area, was damaged by Hurricane Sally in 2020 just one day after…

Baldwin Country Trail Takes First Place In USA Today Readers’ Choice List

Baldwin Country Trail Takes First Place In USA Today Readers’ Choice List

February 24, 2023
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The Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail in Baldwin County has been chosen as the top recreational trail in the country in the 2023 USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Established in 2003 as a multi-use recreational trail connecting Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Gulf State Park, the trail is a system of paved and…

Local Park Ranger Named Enforcement Officer Of The Year

Local Park Ranger Named Enforcement Officer Of The Year

February 3, 2023
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District Park Ranger Pete Mitchum, with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) State Parks Division, was recently awarded the Alabama Conservation Enforcement Officers Association Enforcement Officer of the Year Award. Mitchum’s law enforcement career began in 1994 with a sheriff’s department in South Carolina. He worked patrol, K-9 and narcotics before being…

Turtle Fest This Weekend

Turtle Fest This Weekend

September 9, 2022
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GULF SHORES, Ala. — Gulf State Park is presenting Turtle Fest at the park’s pier on September 10 at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and September 11 at 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission, which includes sightseeing from the pier, is $3. Experts will share knowledge about Gulf of Mexico sea turtles, and games and a scavenger hunt will…

Ballyhoo Festival Coming Up

Ballyhoo Festival Coming Up

February 25, 2022
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GULF SHORES, Ala. — The Ballyhoo Festival will be held on March 5 at 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and March 6 at 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores. The festival and cultural exchange event focuses on “fine art, combined with cultural charm, and the fun-loving spirit of residents of Coastal Alabama,” organizer…

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Details, Timeline For Gulf State Park, Fort Morgan Piers

January 14, 2022
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GULF SHORES, Ala. — Alabama State Parks has announced that the Gulf State Park Pier repair is currently in the permitting phase with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. While it is unsure of when the permit will be completed and issued, it added, “We recognize the importance of the pier to our community and…

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