Take a walk on the wild side on one of the many nature trails that wind through Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, teeming with birds and wildlife and shaded by large trees. Discover that there is more than white-sand beaches on your getaway to the Gulf Coast.
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4776 Main St. L210
Ocean Camp offers environmental marine education camps and school field trips for children ages 5-13. Groups of 20 or less are welcome at the indoor center while groups over 25 can be accommodated at one of our gulf coast beaches nearby. Located at The Wharf, Ocean Camp Marine Center is open to the public with events related to environmental marine education. The marine center is a perfect learning space with aquariums and encounters with local marine life; centers for environmental learning; a media room plus games to enjoy!
5200 Battleship Pkwy. E.
This 1,327-acre park is situated in the wetlands of Mobile Delta and is a day-use, picnicking and scenic park with modern camping hook-ups for overnight visitors. Meaher’s boat ramp and fishing pier will appeal to every fisherman. A self-guided walk on two nature trails includes a boardwalk with an up-close view of the beautiful Mobile Delta.
34745 State Hwy. 225
Historic Blakeley State Park encompasses over 2,100 acres of the largest National Register Historic Site in the eastern United States. Within the park's grounds are the site of the last major battle of the Civil War, including several miles of unspoiled Confederate and Union fortifications associated with the Battle of Fort Blakeley of April 9, 1865; the site and remnants of the important early Alabama town of Blakeley; colonial era homesteads, and evidence of American Indian habitation from the Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian, and Historic periods.
4009 Orange Beach Blvd.
Gulf State Park’s Hugh S. Branyon Back Country Trail Complex consists of 15 trails among six distinct ecosystems that make up more than 25 miles of paved trails within the 6180 acres of land inside the park and connects both of the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
23460 Wolf Bay Dr.
Graham Creek Nature Preserve is a 500 acre nature park offering passive recreation and educational programs. An Interpretive Center is open 10-4 M-F and 10-2 on Saturday.
- Handicap accessible boardwalk and tree grove
- Multiple trails for walking, hiking, dog walking and bird watching
- Kayak Launch
- 3 Disc Golf Courses
- Archery Park
- Playground, Restrooms and Pavilion
- Pine savanna habitat features wild flowers and pitcher plants
65 Government St.
With more than 150 interactive exhibits, thought-provoking larger-than-life IMAX films, and fun, hands-on educational programming, we aspire to increase science literacy among the people of south Alabama and the Gulf Coast region.
20115 State Hwy. 135
Gulf State Park
Miles of white sand beaches
25 miles of paved/enhanced trails
496 Site Campground
Largest fishing pier on the Gulf
Planned weekly activities and Nature Center
20115 State Hwy. 135
There is always something to do here at the park. We only receive about 2% of our operating funds from tax dollars and the remaining amount is self-generated.
30945 Five Rivers Blvd.
Where the Mobile, Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee and Blakeley rivers flow into Mobile Bay stands an incredible facility for outdoor recreation, conservation and land stewardship in Alabama: 5 Rivers. It's the ultimate place to begin your adventure into over 250,000 acres of scenic waterways, woods and wetlands. Or, simply soak up the natural beauty and history of the region with plenty to do and see at the facility itself. 5 Rivers has a wonderful gift shop featuring unique and locally made items and is happy to be your wedding and meeting venue.
999 Commerce Loop
CPMC has been utilized for many activities since its construction in 1973, including basic and applied research into the intricacies of estuarine and marine ecology.
Much of the initial work sought to expand aqua-cultures horizons, to add names to the list of fish and invertebrates which could be cultured in closed aquatic systems.
More recently, the station has been used as a recovery tool, the production site for thousands of Florida pompano and red drum for annual restocking of depleted coastal fisheries. The center conducts studies and research that enhance our understanding of the life history of red snapper, various finfish and shrimp. Tours are available Wednesdays only. Call for appointment.
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