Gulf State Park

Lake Shelby

Lake Shelby Picnic Area
Children Play in the Water at Lake Shelby
Picnic Area at Lake Shelby
Boardwalk Trail Over Lake Shelby
Yoga on the Shore of Lake Shelby
Lake Shelby Lakeside View

Lake Shelby is Temporarily Closed for Renovations

Enhancement Project at Lake Shelby


We are excited to announce that Lake Shelby is getting some much needed upgrades. The entire Lake Shelby area will be fenced and closed to the public for the duration of the renovation process. However, trail access near the lake will remain open throughout the project. The picnic area, boat launch, and dog park will be closed until summer 2021.  


Enhancements to the Lake Shelby area will include a modern playground with three areas for different age groups, separate small and large dog parks with covered seating and water fountains, new bathrooms, an improved parking area, a new tram stop, and a bikeshare station for public use within the park.


For more information about this renovation project and the other areas that it includes, please view our press release.


During this renovation, the Segway Tours and Adventure Sports rental office has been relocated to the Campground Hospitality Village and will continue to offer segway tours. Kayaks, canoes, or paddleboards from Ike's Beach Service are available for you to rent and spend time on the water! If you bring your own kayak or fishing boat, you can launch from the Middle Lake Boat Launch in the Hospitality Village!