Boasting features that were not available on the old pier, destroyed in 2004 by Hurricane Ivan, the Gulf State Park Pier offers features such as indoor seating for concession area, indoor retail area for tackle and souvenirs, comfort stations at the midpoint of the pier (seen in picture above) and wheelchair accessible rail fishing. The new pier has 2,448 feet of fishing space available along the rails.


The Pier is open 24 hours all year round. Summer Pier office and bait shop hours now in effect are now 24 hours through Labor Day Weekend.


Gulf State Park is home to some of the finest and most scenic fishing in Alabama. Whether you desire a sensational saltwater experience from fishing on the pier or a freshwater fishing from breathtaking Lake Shelby , there is something here for most fishermen who are wanting to have a good time and indulge in a time of aquatic sport and discovery.

Information about Managed Shark Fishing Events


Fee to fish from Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier 

This fee does not include an Alabama saltwater and/or pier fishing license which can be purchased online. 

  • Daily: $9.00      
  • Weekly: $41.00    
  • Monthly: $81.00     
  • Semiannual: $161.00  
  • Annual: $321.00  

Rod & Reel Rentals

  • 4 Hours: $10.00
  • All Day: $20.00


  • All day: $3.00
  • One trip: $3.00

Children under the age 11 and under fish for free when accompanied by a paying adult.


Join us on one of our newest Signature Experiences:


Click here to view Pier Reguations or here for creel and size limit information.

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For more information about fishing in Alabama click here for the Alabama Marine Information Calendar.

Veteran's Wall
Veteran's get free sightseeing, discounted fishing permits ($6.00 daily pass), and specials throughout the year. The Veterans Sponsorship program is fund based. Contributions to the fund can be made by anyone for any amount at the Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier. Proceeds from Memorial Wall plaques are also contributed to the Veteran's Sponsorship program. For more information, contact the Pier Manager at (251) 967-FISH or via email.