Wade Ward Nature Park–Gulf Shores, AL

June 29, 2011




Wade Ward Nature Park is a 12 acre park containing small boardwalk area located just off the beach on Highway 59.


The park overlooks the coastal salt marshes that connect Little Lagoon and Lake Shelby. Though located right in the center of a busy commercial area, the park provides its visitors with a good chance of seeing several migrant bird species, as well as the American alligator.



Directions: Drive South on Highway 59.

Boardwalk access is off the sidewalk to the left of Hwy. 59 just prior to the Beach Boulevard intersection.


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2 Responses to Wade Ward Nature Park–Gulf Shores, AL

  1. Rachel on July 7, 2011 at 7:08 am

    This is also a great place to kayak and there is a geocache out there that is only accessible by water, so that adds extra fun to the adventure!

    • JP on July 7, 2011 at 7:16 am

      Thanks for the great info

      To Readers:

      For some more information and great photos of the Orange Beach area, head over to Rachel’s website.

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