Gulf State Park Enhancement Project

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR)

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)

Project Location: Alabama

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: NRDA Consent Decree and Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP)
Year Awarded: 2014

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Engineering and/or Construction Education and Outreach Tourism Development and Promotion

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Recreational Use Infrastructure Beaches / Dunes

Project Description

This project will implement ecologically-sensitive improvements to Gulf State Park (GSP) including: (1) rebuilding the Gulf State Park Lodge and Conference Center; (2) building an Interpretive Center; (3) building a Research and Education Center; (4) visitor enhancements including trail improvements and extensions, overlooks, interpretive kiosks and signage, rest areas, bike racks, bird watching blinds, or other visitor enhancements; and (5) ecological restoration and enhancement of degraded dune habitat.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions


Project ID: 337
Project Name: Gulf State Park Enhancement Project
SourceUID: 33
Latitude: 30.27116909
Longitude: -87.64467151
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Baldwin
Project Category: Recreational Use
Project Action: Engineering and/or Construction
Additional Project Action(s): Education and Outreach
Additional Project Action(s): Tourism Development and Promotion
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Recreational Use
Targeted Resource(s): Infrastructure
Targeted Resource(s): Beaches / Dunes
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Seth Newton
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: 205-247-3708
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Project Comments: For official trustee information regarding the Deepwater Horizon NRDA, including information regarding the NRDA process and status of projects, see
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 85505305
DWH Funder: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
DWH Funder Type: Joint
DWH Funding Program: Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)
DWH Dollar Amount : 85505305
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: NRDA Consent Decree and Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP)
Award Year: 2014
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0