The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) announced that the Gulf State Pier will close on November 17 and remain closed for months while crews repair Hurricane Sally damage.

The pier was severely damaged by a powerful storm surge on September 16, 2020. At the time, the pier had been closed for a $2.4 million renovation that was nearly completed. In 2021, the pier partially opened.

Now, M.D. Thomas Construction will complete repairs by rebuilding a 200-foot section of the collapsed pier.

“We are excited to announce this project to restore Gulf State Park Pier,” said Chris Blankenship, ADCNR commissioner. “The pier provides quality recreational fishing for thousands of anglers each year. Once the work is completed, anglers and other park visitors will have full access to one of the premier fishing and sightseeing destinations on the Gulf Coast.”

The work is expected to be completed sometime in summer 2024.

In the meantime, the ADCNR said other fishing spots for anglers include Gulf State Park’s Alabama Point, Romar Beach, Cotton Bayou, the Steve McMillan Fishing Pier and Boat Ramp at Fort Morgan.

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