Picture of Gulf State Park, a dog friendly attraction in Gulf Shores, AL.
He loves getting in the water at the new fenced area.
AL is not the friendliest state for pets, but this park is the exception, dogs can run around and get in the water. Our chocolate lab had a great time. The "be aware of alligators" sign was kind of creepy though.
Picture of Gulf State Park, a dog friendly attraction in Gulf Shores, AL.
Picture of Gulf State Park, a dog friendly attraction in Gulf Shores, AL.
Picture of Gulf State Park, a dog friendly attraction in Gulf Shores, AL.
He loves getting in the water at the new fenced area.

Description

Dogs are welcome in most parks as long as the dog is on a leash. Bike and horseback riding trails may not allow dogs for safety reasons. Dogs are not allowed in stores, food service areas, bathhouse, pool or swimming areas. Dogs can not be left unattended and will be confiscated if left in a hot car more than 30 minutes.

Gulf State Park’s two miles of beaches greet you with plenty of white sun-kissed sand, surging surf, seagulls, and seashells, but there is more than sand and surf to sink your toes into. Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail- 25 miles of paved trails for walking or biking. Rent a bike from the camp store.

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BringFido Traveler Rating

Gulf State Park has received a rating of 4.2 out of 5 bones by 6 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 in 1,019 traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

  • Jan. 18, 2019
    Great park

    This was a little gem on our trip. Clean and well kept. Bring a towel if your dog likes the water. It'd been raining for a few days, so some of the park was a bit muddy, but wholly pleasant.

  • More than one year ago.
    Beautiful Park

    Wonderful park, very well managed. Large amount of friendly dogs. Only downside is if the dogs can swim they are able to get a round the fence and into the small dog area or vice versa.

  • More than one year ago.
    Great spot for your pooch!

    My girl had an amazing time at the new dog park! She loved swimming and playing with the other dogs. However; we did see three gators while we were there, one big and two smaller ones. The big guy swam off while the little ones came close the shore. The ranger spoke to myself and the other owners and said the little ones haven't learned to fear humans yet, so we needed to be aware of them. We still got a good 45 minutes of play before the gators came! I'm hoping the park will somehow deal with this problem without disrupting the natural wildlife. Regardless of the overgrown reptiles, I will be taking my doodle there again!

  • More than one year ago.
    Great space for high energy dogs

    Our lab had a great time. The park is big and fenced. Access to fresh water lake and a little beach. Not sure what to make out of the "Be aware of alligators" sign... I guess we got lucky and the gators were not around.

  • More than one year ago.
    great start

    We have a Great Dane that loves the water. We are so happy that the state park is building this Dog Pond for us to enjoy. Large place to run and brackish water to swim in.

  • More than one year ago.
    start of a great park

    This is the first time we visited this dog park. It is under construction. But it has excellent room for the dogs to play. I have an English mastiff and he loves it. Has the big play area and water access. Can't wait to see what the construction ends up at next year when we come back.

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