The Lodge Amenities

The Lodge at Gulf State Park Amenities

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Recreation & Activities

  • 28 miles of hiking and biking trails  
  • 800 acres of freshwater fishing lakes 
  • Learning Campus 
    • Located adjacent to Woodside Restaurant, The Learning Campus is a sustainably designed and operated venue that includes indoor and outdoor classrooms, a laboratory, meeting space, overnight bunkhouse accommodations, and dining at Woodside. Guests are immersed in the discovery of our local environment and engage their sense of adventure through unique programs and multi-day camps. For program information please call 251-923-3101.
  • Interpretive Center
    • The Interpretive Center is Alabama's most environmentally-friendly building, pursuing LEED Platinum and full Living Building Challenge certification (the world's most rigorous building standard – there are less than 30 in the world!). Come learn how the facility produces its own electricity and water and explore the park's nine ecosystems through a variety of family-friendly interactive exhibits before you hit the trails. For additional info, call 251-923-2901.
  • Nature Center
    • Located in the RV Campground, the Nature Center is a living museum that offers guests an opportunity to get a closer view of our native wildlife such as baby alligators, owls, hawks, turtles, snakes, and other wildlife. The park naturalists offer a variety of educational programs for the whole family. Check for the current schedule. For more info, call 251-948-7275.
  • Fishing & Education Pier 
    • The first 725 feet of the pier is open to sightseers and anglers. The pier is open 24/7 with staff on-site from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Show your Lodge key card for complimentary sightseeing access to the pier.
  • Park Bike Share Program/Beach Rentals  
    • Bike Share Program: Free bike rentals located just outside the Lodge lobby and throughout the Park based on availability
    • Coastal Segway Adventures: Hiking, Kayaks, Segways | 251.509.8687
    • Ike's Rentals: Banana Boat Rides, Paddle Boards, Kayaks, Beach Umbrellas, Beach Chairs - 251.948.3757 | Parasailing - 251.981.0055


  • Foodcraft 
    • ​breakfast buffet, lunch & dinner
    • 7am-10pm 
  • Perch 
    • Small plates, appetizers & cocktails
    • 5pm-11pm
  • Roasted Oak
    • Located in the main lobby
    • Coffee shop by day, wine bar by night with grab & go breakfast and lunch options
    • 6am-11p
  • Woodside
    • Live music & fun backyard games 
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
    • 8am-9pm
  • Dragonfly
    • Poolside drinks and food 
    • 11am-9pm