Free parking, entry at GSP Pier July 19
The Alabama State Parks Division will celebrate 200 years of Alabama statehood on the 200th day of 2019 – Friday, July 19 – by declaring it Bicentennial Day at Alabama State Parks.
Free admission covers all gate and day use fees and includes free sightseeing and fishing at the Gulf State Park Pier. A saltwater fishing license is still required when fishing from the Gulf State Park Pier or beaches.
Free parking includes the Beach Pavilion parking lot at Gulf State Park. The discount on overnight accommodations is for July 19 only and does not apply to groups or include The Lodge at Gulf State Park, a Hilton Hotel.
In addition to Alabama’s bicentennial, the state parks system is celebrating its 80th anniversary.
Alabama became a state on December 14, 1819. Work on Cheaha, began in the early 1930s. Today, there are 21 state parks in Alabama.