Gulf State Park  Activities 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.

Gulf State Park Weekly Activities                            
 

Friday 9/22

9:00 AM - 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 along with a handheld GPS or Smartphone and learn about this great past-time that will take you to beautiful places that you otherwise would not have discovered. After the class we will apply what you have learned in the campground.

10:00 AM - Guided Nature Walk: 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. 

11:00 AM- Exploring Coastal Creatures: Meet at the foot of the pier to learn about and get up close with creatures found in Gulf of Mexico.

2:00 PM - Alligator Adventures - Come to the Education Building and see a slide show and learn all about our Amazing Alligators. We will have a baby alligator on display and you will have an opportunity to touch and/or have your picture taken with the alligator.

Saturday 9/23

10:00 AM – Discovering Sea Turtles:  Meet at the Nature Center to find out about 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.   

11:30-2:00 PM –Cache In Trash Out: Join Gulf State Park and a local Geocaching group for a Cache In Trash Out Event. Meet at the Camp Store and bring your bike (or rent one at the Store). Pizza afterwards.

Sunday 9/24

10:00AM - Camper Devotion:  Meet at the Nature Center Education Building.  (non-denominational & casual)

Monday 9/25

10:00 AM - Guided Pier Walk: Meet at the Gulf State Park Fishing Pier concession stand for a free guided tour along the pier. Our Naturalist will talk about some amazing facts about the pier as well as point out various wild life in the water and around the pier.

2:00 PM - 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 snake.

Tuesday 9/26

Visit the Nature Center to see the menagerie of animals that inhabit Gulf State Park.

8:00AM - Pier Fishing 101 (First Session): -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.  Purchase online “http://www.outdooralabama.com/ saltwater-recreational-licenses”. Program cancelled in event of lightening.

9:00AM - Pier Fishing 101 (Second Session):-See above

Wednesday 9/27

10:00 AM— Guided Beach Walk: Meet our Park guide at the Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion near the fireplace and learn all about coastal ecosystem.  Then, meander along the shore with our guide looking for shells and learn about some of the local sea life.  It costs $6.00 per vehicle to park at the Beach Pavilion for the day, but is free to all guest staying in the Park with your windshield pass.  

11:00 AM — Eco Art: Join us at the Camp Store Pavilion to participate in an art project/craft that highlights a natural aspect of the Park. (New crafts each week.)

2:00 PM –Owl Encounter - Visit the Education Building to learn all about some amazing facts about owls. We will have our resident owls out for pictures!

8:00 PM - 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- if stars are not visible program is cancelled for that week.   

Thursday 9/28

Visit the Nature Center to see the menagerie of animals that inhabit Gulf State Park. 

9:00 AM – Guided Kayaking Tour: Join us at Lake Shelby for a one hour guided kayaking tour to explore the basics of kayaking and a short trip around the lake. $20 includes single kayak, lifejacket. Limited spaces available so please call for reservation. 251-948-7275 dial 9 then ext. 2128  

Friday 9/29

9:00 AM - 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 along with a handheld GPS or Smartphone and learn about this great past-time that will take you to beautiful places that you otherwise would not have discovered. After the class we will apply what you have learned in the campground.

10:00 AM - Guided Nature Walk: 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. 

 11:00 AM- Exploring Coastal Creatures: Meet at the foot of the pier to learn about and get up close with creatures found in Gulf of Mexico.

2:00 PM - Alligator Adventures - Come to the Education Building and see a slide show and learn all about our Amazing Alligators. We will have a baby alligator on display and you will have an opportunity to touch and/or have your picture taken with the alligator.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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