Gulf State Park earns TripAdvisor awards
TripAdvisor, an industry leader in online travel reservation services and user reviews, has presented 17 Certificate of Excellence awards to 11 Alabama State Parks, including Gulf State Park, which was honored for its overall park, its piers and boardwalks, its campground and for the Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trail. The 17 awards are the most ever for Alabama’s State Parks, tying last year’s number of honors from the world’s largest travel site.
“We’re thrilled that TripAdvisor users love our parks as much as we do,” said Greg Lein, Alabama State Parks Director. “Our staff works hard to make sure visitors have first-class experiences enjoying our beautiful state and it’s nice to be recognized.
Every park in the Alabama State Parks System is also now benefiting from the passage of Amendment 2 in last November’s election, which by prohibiting parks’ funds from being transferred allows for renewed maintenance projects. Regular maintenance and other improvements help influence visitors to make Alabama State Parks their outdoors recreation destination.