Gulf State Park  Activities Schedule

List of activity ideas to do while you are staying in the park in addition to our weekly activity schedule 

All activities are free to guests staying in the park and a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground for non-guests unless otherwise indicated.

 

Barefoot Believers Kid’s Camp-Tues.  5/29 thru Fri. 6/1 - 9:00–10:30AM - Meet at the Camp Store Pavilion. Make new friends!  Play games! Have fun! Free event by Gulf Area Resort Ministries.

Wednesday 7/4

9:00AM – Campground Dog Show: Campers of all ages will enjoy the menagerie in the Amphitheater.   Bring your dogs or just come to watch and support your favorite canine.  Please make sure that your dog is on a leash and will get along (not eat) the other contestants.

11:00AM — Eco Art: Join us in the Pavilion at the Camp Store for an art/craft project. 

2:00PM – Radical Raptors: Come to the Nature Center to see our resident raptors. Learn about our Red Tailed Hawk, Eastern Screech Owl, Great Horned Owl, and Barred Owl, and see why they are RADICAL RAPTORS!!!

9 PM - DON’T MISS THE FIREWORKS AT THE PIER

Thursday 7/5

9:00AM – Guided Nature Walk on Gulf Oak Ridge: Meet our park guide at the entrance (in the parking lot) of Gulf Oak Ridge and explore one of the trails in Gulf State Park.  Bring binoculars if you have them. We have some to share.

2:00PM – Discovering Sea Turtles:  Discover the amazing Sea Turtles found in the Gulf of Mexico and nest on the beaches in Alabama. Learn about the exciting work done by the volunteers of “Share the Beach” as they search for nests along the Alabama Gulf coast and monitor the hatching of sea turtle nests. Come to the Education Building for this program.

Friday 7/6

9:00AM – Pier Fishing 101: -Beginner’s course on pier fishing. Learn safety, regulations, how to set up gear, pick bait, and fish from the Gulf State Park Pier. Free program but if you intend to fish please obtain saltwater fishing license in advance.

2:00PM – Snake Encounters: Visit the Nature Center to learn all about our native snakes. You will learn how to identify the local venomous species and why these creatures are an important part of our environment. Bring a camera and get your picture touching a beautiful snake.

Saturday 7/7

10:00AM – Frogs and Toads: Do you know the difference between frogs and toads? Hop on over to the Education Building to learn about the native frogs and toads in Gulf State Park.

2:00PM – Video: Leave it to Beavers: (60 min.) Discover the fascination story of the beavers of North America. Learn about their history, near extinction, and current comeback, as well as how scientists are recruiting these natural builders to revitalize many aquatic ecosystems. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

Sunday 7/8

10:00AM - Camper Devotion:  Meet at the Camp Store Pavilion (non-denominational & casual)

2:00PM – Video: Sea Turtle Odyssey: (50 min.) The loggerhead sea turtle is one of the world's most endangered animals, but little is known about its reproductive behavior. In an effort to save the species, expert Dr. Col Limpus is studying what happens to hatchlings after their birth on Australia's beaches. For ages, the lives of loggerheads were mostly secret - we had no idea how they spent the years between when they hatched and adulthood; no idea how old a female was before she came ashore to breed. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

Monday 7/9

10:00AM – Geo Caching 101: Geocaching is a world-wide treasure hunt that combines a little bit of technology with exploring the great outdoors.  Come to the Education Building with a handheld GPS or Smartphone to learn the basic of Geo Caching.  You will than have the opportunity to apply the skills you have learned to locate caches around the park.

2:00PM – Alligator Adventures: Come see our baby alligators and learn some interesting facts about this pre-historic creature that can be found in Gulf State Park! Meet at the Ed. Bldg. for this presentation about American Alligators.

Tuesday 7/10

9:00AM – Guided Pier Walk: Meet at the GSP Fishing Pier concession stand for a free guided tour along the pier. Our Naturalist will talk about various wild life in the water and around the pier.

2:00PM – Carnivorous Plants of Gulf State Park - Come to the Education Building to learn about unique carnivorous plants that have adapted to their environment by eating insects. Our Park Guide will show you examples of these plants and explain how they survive in the poor soils found in bogs and marshes.

8:30PM- Star Gazing at the Pier: Meet at the foot of the Pier near the turtle for a guided exploration of the sky, stars, planets and constellations. Weather dependent. 

                   

Wednesday 7/11

11:00AM — Eco Art: Join us in the Pavilion at the Camp Store for an art/craft project. 

2:00PM – Radical Raptors: Come to the Nature Center to see our resident raptors. Learn about our Red Tailed Hawk, Eastern Screech Owl, Great Horned Owl, and Barred Owl, and see why they are RADICAL RAPTORS!!!

6:30PM – SUMMER WEDNESDAY @ the Camp Store Pavilion: Bible/Singing/Prayer.

8:00PM FACING THE GIANT: FREE MOVIE with popcorn and drinks. Bring your own camp chairs. Provided by Gulf Area Resort Ministries.

Thursday 7/12

9:00AM – Pier Fishing 101: -Beginner’s course on pier fishing. Learn safety, regulations, how to set up gear, pick bait, and fish from the Gulf State Park Pier. Free program but if you intend to fish please obtain saltwater fishing license in advance.

2:00PM - It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, No It’s a Dragonfly: Come and explore the wonderful world of dragonflies. This amazing insect’s life cycle and its surprising hunting abilities make it one-of-a-kind.  Come to the Education Building for this program. 

Friday 7/13

2:00PM – Snake Encounters: Visit the Nature Center to learn how to identify the local venomous species and why these creatures are an important part of our environment. Bring a camera and get your picture touching a beautiful snake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Please Recycle: There are Recycling Bins available for plastic, paper and aluminum available in the Campground Parking Lot near the Tennis Courts. 

Please DO NOT put plastic grocery bags in recycle