Are you going to Orange Beach this summer? Be prepared to pay for parking
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – A major change just started on Friday at Orange Beach.
There is now a fee to park along the beach access points belonging to Gulf State Park.
The fees, which started on Friday April 23, are as follows:
- $ 3.00 – 2 hours for a personal vehicle
- $ 5.00 – 4 hours for a personal vehicle
- $ 10.00 – All day for a personal vehicle
- $ 15.00 – All day for passenger vans
- $ 30.00 – All day for buses or large RVs
The terminals are located at the following access points and accept cash (exact change only) and credit cards:
- Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier (20800 East Beach Boulevard, Gulf Shores)
- Gulf Shores Beach Pavilion (22250 East Beach Boulevard, Gulf Shores)
- Romar Beach (24450 Perdido Beach Boulevard, Orange Beach)
- Cotton Bayou (25900 Perdido Beach Boulevard, Orange Beach)
- Alabama Point (27853 Perdido Beach Boulevard, Orange Beach)
- Lot Shell (28273 Perdido Beach Boulevard, Orange Beach)
Those who don’t live in Orange Beach can purchase an annual parking card for $ 100.
Veterans, regardless of the state they live in, can park for free at all access points to the beaches in the national park.
Through an agreement with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Orange Beach residents will receive up to two free parking passes per household. They can be obtained at Orange Beach City Hall (4099 Orange Beach Boulevard).
The Annual Parking Pass and Veteran Parking Pass can be obtained at Gulf State Park Headquarters (20115 State Park Road, Gulf Shores). Veterans will be required to present identification and service verification.
Orange Beach residents – those with a valid Alabama driver’s license with a physical address within the city limits of Orange Beach – can purchase a third parking pass at the hotel. from Orange Beach Town or Gulf State Park Headquarters for $ 25.
The Annual Non-Resident Pass, Orange Beach Third Resident Pass, and Veterans Parking Pass will expire at the end of each calendar year.
New parking fees apply year round and receipts / passes (except annual passes) must be displayed on the dashboard of parked cars. Annual passes must be registered in the lower left corner of the front windshield (driver’s side).
Parking at the start of the backcountry trails remains free.
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