Choose one of the many premier fishing destinations in Alabama State Parks

The fishing enthusiast will find freshwater and saltwater fishing at its finest in Alabama. Our lakes, rivers and streams are home to a variety of species including bass, bream, crappie, catfish, walleye and rainbow trout to name a few! At our Gulf State Park, the saltwater angler will find excitement in landing the big one from the pier or right from the beach. Everything from king mackerel, amberjack, cobia, flounder, bluefish, tuna and more. Many of our parks offer full marina services, including boat rentals, bait & tackle, snacks and cold drinks. Regardless of the type of fishing you may choose, please be sure to check state licensing regulations and creel limits. For the more competitive anglers, several of our Alabama State Parks play host to a number of tournaments throughout the year and we welcome you and your family to join us. For more information about fishing in the coastal or freshwaters of Alabama, go to the Official Alabama Fishing Web Page.

Plan a visit to the Gulf Pier

The Gulf Pier reopened on Thursday, July 23, 2009 after the old pier was destroyed in 2004 by Hurricane Ivan. The pier is the largest pier on the Gulf of Mexico at 1,540 ft long and 41,800 sq ft in area. The pier boasts features that were not available on the previous pier such as indoor seating for concession area, indoor retail area for tackle and souvenirs, comfort stations at the midpoint of the pier and wheelchair accessible rail fishing. The new pier has 2,448 feet of fishing space available along the rails. For more information please contact the pier at (251) 967-3474 and see the web page.

Seventeen of our parks offer fishing opportunities

State Park (Location)

Fishing

Boat Launch

Boat Rental

Blue Springs (Clio)

Yes

No

Pedal

Bucks Pocket (Grove Oak)

Yes/Pier

Yes

No

Cheaha (Delta)

Yes

No

Pedal

Chewacla (Auburn)

Yes

No

No

DeSoto (Fort Payne)

Yes

Yes

Canoe & Kayak

Florala (Florala)

Yes

Yes

Pedal

Frank Jackson (Opp)

Yes

Yes

No

Gulf (Gulf Shores)

Yes

Yes

No

Joe Wheeler (Rogersville)

Yes/Pier

Yes

Pedal, Motorized Fishing, Pontoon, Personal

Lake Guntersville (Guntersville)

Yes/Pier

Yes

Canoe, Motorized and Non-motorized Fishing

Lake Lurleen (Coker)

Yes

Yes

Canoe, Pedal, Non-motorized Fishing

Lakepoint (Eufaula)

Yes

Yes

Motorized Fishing, Pontoon

Meaher (Spanish Fort)

Yes/Pier

Yes

No

Oak Mountain (Pelham)

Yes/Pier

Yes

Canoe, Pedal, Non-motorized Fishing

Paul Grist (Selma)

Yes

Yes

Canoe, Pedal, Non-motorized Fishing

Roland Cooper (Camden)

Yes

Yes

Non-motorized Fishing

Wind Creek (Alexander City)

Yes/Pier

Yes

Motorized and Non-motorized Fishing, Pontoon, Personal