Gulf State Park Summer Activities Schedule



Date      Activities

Sat. 7/23

8:30AM—Yoga at the Beach: Meet at Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion for a one hour yoga class. $10 per person and bring a yoga mat and water.

10:00 AM— 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. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground.   Free to all guest staying in the park.               

1:00PM—Video:   Gus the Alligator (30 min.)  Join young Gus as he makes his way through miles of swamp in pursuit of his dream—to live with his crocodile cousins along the ocean coast.   Meet at the Nature Center.  There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground.   Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Sun. 7/24            

10:00AM—Camper Devotion:  Meet at the Campground/Campstore Pavilion.(non-denominational & casual)

1:00PM—Video:  America's Amazon (60 min) Meet at the Nature Center for this educational video on the history and future of the fragile ecosystem of this Delta region.                                                                                                There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Mon. 7/25          

Barefoot Believers Kid’s Camp: 9:00—10:30AM      Meet at the Campstore Pavilion.  Make new friends!    Play games!   Have fun!    This is a free event hosted by Gulf Area Resort Ministries.  $2 per vehicle to enter the campground.

10:00AM— Willet Walk:  Are you interested in learning about our local shorebirds?  Have you ever wondered what they were called?  Or what they were eating?  Join our park guide at the Gulf State Park Fishing Pier to discover and observe several native shorebirds along Alabama’s Gulf coast.

 

Tues. 7/26          

Barefoot Believers Kid’s Camp: 9:00—10:30AM      Meet at the Campstore Pavilion.  Make new friends!    Play games!   Have fun!    This is a free event hosted by Gulf Area Resort Ministries.    There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground.  Free to all guest staying in the park.

11:00AM--Nature Time @ Tacky Jacks:  Meet one of our Park Naturalists at Tacky Jacks in Gulf Shores to learn about native species of Gulf Shores up close and personal.

 

Wed.   7/27        

Barefoot Believers Kid’s Camp: 9:00—10:30AM      Meet at the Campstore Pavilion.  Make new friends!    Play games!    Have fun!    This is a Free event hosted by Gulf Area Resort Ministries.  $2 per vehicle to enter the campground.

10:00AM— Guided Pier Walk: Meet at the Gulf State Park Fishing Pier concession stand for a guided walk on the pier.

 

Thurs. 7/28        

Barefoot Believers Kid’s Camp: 9:00—10:30AM      Meet at the Campstore Pavilion.  Make new friends!    Play games!   Have fun!    This is a free event hosted by Gulf Area Resort Ministries.  $2 per vehicle to enter the campground.

 

Fri. 7/29

Barefoot Believers Kid’s Camp: 9:00—10:30AM      Meet at the Campstore Pavilion.  Make new friends!    Play games!  Have fun!    This is a Free event hosted by Gulf Area Resort Ministries.  $2 per vehicle to enter the campground.

 10:00AM— Seining at the Lake: Meet our Park Naturalist at the picnic pavilion on Lake Shelby to experience the small marine life near the shore of the lake.  Be prepared to wade into the water and learn how to use a seine net to capture those creatures sharing the water with you.  Then learn from our guide about who those creatures are and what they  are doing in the  fresh water lake.  This is a free event.

 

 

 

Sat. 7/30             

8:30AM—Yoga at the Beach: Meet at Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion for a one hour yoga class. $10 per person and  bring a yoga mat and water.

1:00 PM— Video:  Seashore (35min) This Eyewitness video dives into the explosive frontline between land and sea.   From crashing waves and blasting winds to placid tide pool, discover what makes our coastlines so alluring to the masses of wildlife and humans who gather there.   Meet at the Nature Center.  There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground.   Free to all guest staying in the park.                

Sunday   7/24/2016

1:00 PM              

Video:   America's Amazon: (60 min) Meet at the Nature Center for this educational video on the history and future of the fragile ecosystem of this Delta region. Meet at the Education Building for this program. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Monday   7/25/2016

 10:00 AM          

Presentation:    Willet Walk:   Are you interested in learning about our local shorebirds? Have you ever wondered what they are called? Or what they were eating? Join our park guide at the Gulf State Park Fishing Pier to discover and observe several native shorebirds along Alabama’s Gulf Coast.

 

Tuesday   07/26/2016

10:30 AM           

Presentation:    Nature Time @ Tacky Jack's: Meet one of our Naturalists at Tacky Jacks in Gulf Shores to learn about the native species of Gulf Shores up close and personal.

 

Wednesday    7/27/2016

10:00 AM           

Walking Tour:    Guided Pier Walk - Meet our park guide on the Gulf State Park Pier near the concession stand and learn about some of the unique local sea life as you walk along the pier.

 

Friday   7/29/2016

10:00 AM           

Presentation:    Seining at the Lake: Meet our Park Guide at the picnic pavilion near Lake Shelby to experience the small marine life near the shore of Lake Shelby. Be prepared to wade into the water and learn how to use a seine net to capture those creatures sharing the water with you. Then learn from our guide about who those creatures are and what they doing in the fresh water lake.

 

Saturday   7/30/2016

8:30AM

Yoga at the Beach: Meet at Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion for a one hour yoga class. $10 per person and bring a yoga mat and water.  Yoga Mats for sale $10

 

1:00 PM              

Video:   Seashore - (35 min.) This Eyewitness video dives into the explosive frontline between land and sea.  From crashing waves and blasting winds to placid tidal pools, discover what makes our coastlines so alluring to the masses of wildlife and humans who gather there.  Meet at the Education Building. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Sunday   7/31/2016

1:00 PM              

Video:   Nature: An Original Duckumentary (60 min) Ducks are true originals. They waddle, glide, dive, and dabble. Their feathers shimmer with dazzling hues. In this Nature video, you will learn about some of the most spectacular species of ducks. Meet at the Education Building. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Monday   8/1/2016

10:00 AM           

Presentation:    Owl Encounter - Visit the Education Building to learn all about some amazing facts about owls. We will have our resident screech owls out for pictures! There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

1:00 PM              

Video:   Owl Power - What actually makes owls so special? Bird trainers Lloyd and Rose Buck and their very special family of owls provide a rare opportunity to learn more about these unique birds. Learn the real stories behind how they hunt, how their vision and hearing works, and how they fly so silently. Meet at the Education Building. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Wednesday   8/3/2016

10:00 AM           

Walking Tour:    Guided Pier Walk - Meet our park guide on the Gulf State Park Pier near the concession stand and learn about some of the unique local sea life as you walk along the pier.

 

Wednesday   8/3/2016

1:00 PM              

Video:   Crash: A Tale of Two Species - (60 min.) This is an awesome tale of a tiny shorebird and its dependence on one of Earth’s most prehistoric creatures, the horseshoe crab.  Meet at the Education Building. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Friday   8/5/2016

10:00 AM           

Presentation:    Snake Encounters - Visit the Education Building to learn all about the native snakes of Gulf State Park.  Bring a camera and get your picture touching a beautiful snake.  It is also feeding time and you can observe the feeding behavior of these amazing animals. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

1:00 PM              

Presentation:    Nature Time - Meet at the Education Building  for this one hour program that is suitable for people of all ages and allows you to get close and personal with some of the educational animals in Gulf State Park. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Saturday   8/6/2016

8:30AM

Yoga at the Beach: Meet at Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion for a one hour yoga class. $10 per person and bring a yoga mat and water.  Yoga Mats for sale $10

 1:00 PM             

Video:   Nature: The Gathering Swarms: (60 min) Check out some of the planet’s great gatherings, creatures that come together in inconceivable numbers – bats, bees, and numerous insects.  Some gather to breed, some to migrate, others gather for protection. Visit the Nature Center for this wonderful glimpse at Nature. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Sunday   8/7/2016

1:00 PM              

Video:   Gus the Alligator - (30 min.)  Join young Gus as he makes his way through miles of swamp in pursuit of his dream - to live with his crocodile cousins along the ocean coast. Meet at the Education Building. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Monday   8/8/2016

10:00 AM           

Presentation:    Bugs and Insects Learn new and exciting facts about some of the creepy crawlies that live in Gulf State Park. This 1 hour program is suited for people of all ages and allows you to get close and personal with some of the unique insects. Meet at the Education Building. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

1:00 PM              

Video:   "Eyewitness Insects: (35 min.) Industrious, sociable, and environmentally useful, insects are nevertheless avoided and ignored.  Here, in this Eyewitness video, you can safely examine the wonders of the insect world through macrophotography and startling 3-D graphics that reveal the true importance of these amazing creatures.  Meet at the Education Building for this program. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park."

 

Wednesday   8/10/2016

10:00 AM           

Walking Tour:    Guided Pier Walk - Meet our park guide on the Gulf State Park Pier near the concession stand and learn about some of the unique local sea life as you walk along the pier.

 

1:00 PM              

Video:   Seashore - (35 min.) This Eyewitness video dives into the explosive frontline between land and sea.  From crashing waves and blasting winds to placid tidal pools, discover what makes our coastlines so alluring to the masses of wildlife and humans who gather there.  Meet at the Education Building. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Friday   8/12/2016

10:00 AM           

Presentation:    Discovering Sea Turtles - Visit our Education Building and learn all about nesting Loggerhead Sea Turtles found in Gulf State Park and along Alabama's coast.  There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

1:00 PM              

Video:   Sea Turtle Odyssey - (50 min.) The loggerhead sea turtle is one of the world's most endangered animals and 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.  Watch this Nature Untamed video at the Education Building. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guests staying in the park.

 

Saturday   8/13/2016

8:30AM

Yoga at the Beach: Meet at Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion for a one hour yoga class. $10 per person and bring a yoga mat and water.  Yoga Mats for sale $10

 

10:00 AM           

Presentation:    Camping 101: Register to learn the basics of camping at Gulf State Park. This course entitles you to borrow camping equipment at no cost with a paid camp ground registration. Cost: $5 per individual. To register call 251-948-7275 Ext.2128 or email: gulfevents.statepark@dncr.alabama.gov.

 

1:00 PM              

Video:   The Ultimate Guide: Snakes  - Shed those misconceptions and learn the truth about snakes in this 30  minute film. Meet at the Education Building. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Sunday   8/14/2016

1:00 PM              

Video:   American Eagle - (50 min.) Unique to North America, the bald eagle is the continent's most recognizable aerial predator.  Meet at the Education Building. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Monday   8/15/2016

 10:00 AM          

Presentation:    Nature Time - Meet at the Education Building  for this one hour program that is suitable for people of all ages and allows you to get close and personal with some of the educational animals in Gulf State Park. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

1:00 PM              

Presentation:    Frogs and Toads - Frogs & Toads:  Hop on over to the Nature Center to learn some interesting things about the native frogs and toads in Gulf State Park. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Wednesday   8/17/2016

 10:00 AM          

Walking Tour:    Guided Pier Walk - Meet our park guide on the Gulf State Park Pier near the concession stand and learn about some of the unique local sea life as you walk along the pier.

 

1:00 PM              

Video:   National Geographic: Sharks - (60 min.)  Meet these living symbols of terror face to face and learn the truth about these creatures of the deep.  Meet at the Education Building. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Friday   8/19/2016

10:00 AM           

Presentation:    Talk About Turtles! - Come to the Education Building to meet some of our resident turtles and learn some interesting things about the turtles that you can find around Gulf State Park. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

1:00 PM              

Presentation:    Beach Creature Feature  - Meet at the Education Building to learn about some of the local sea life found in the Gulf of Mexico.  If you have something you have collected along the beach shore, bring it along and we will help you to identify it.  There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Saturday   8/20/2016

8:30AM

Yoga at the Beach: Meet at Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion for a one hour yoga class. $10 per person and bring a yoga mat and water.  Yoga Mats for sale $10

 

 1:00 PM             

Video:   Amphibian - (35min) Leap into a fascinating world of frogs, toads, and salamanders, and get a close-up  look  at the amazing variety of colors, shapes, and sizes in the amphibian family. Meet at the Education Building. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Sunday   8/21/2016

1:00 PM              

Video:   National Geographic: Can the Gulf Survive? - (50 min.)  With exclusive access to BP’s clean-up operations, National Geographic investigates what happened to the 4.9 million barrels of oil that poured from the sea floor in one of the worst environmental disasters of all time. Meet at the Education Building. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Monday   8/22/2016

 10:00 AM          

Presentation:    Snake Encounters - Visit the Education Building to learn all about the  native snakes of Gulf State Park.  Bring a camera and get your picture touching a beautiful snake.  It is also feeding time and you can observe the feeding behavior of these amazing animals. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

11:00 PM           

Presentation:    Wildflowers of Gulf State Park - Visit our Education Building and learn about the wildflowers of Gulf State Park.  There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Wednesday   8/24/2016

10:00 AM

Walking Tour:    Guided Pier Walk - Meet our park guide on the Gulf State Park Pier near the concession stand and learn about some of the unique local sea life as you walk along the pier.

 

1:00 PM              

Video:   Ocean - (35min)  Visit the alien world of the deep and come face to face with some of the most bizarre creatures on our planet. Meet at the Education Building. There is a $2 per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Friday   8/26/2016

 10:00 AM          

Presentation:    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. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

1:00 PM              

Video:   Gus the Alligator - (30 min.)  Join young Gus as he makes his way through miles of swamp in pursuit of his dream - to live with his crocodile cousins along the ocean coast. Meet at the Education Building. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Saturday   8/27/2016

8:30AM

Yoga at the Beach: Meet at Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion for a one hour yoga class. $10 per person and bring a yoga mat and water.  Yoga Mats for sale $10

 

1:00 PM              

Video    Animal Disguises - (30min)  Things are not always as they appear!   Come see this video to learn the truth of the matter.  Meet at the Education Building. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Sunday   8/28/2016

1:00 PM              

Video:   The Private Life of Plants: (50 min.) Explore the intriguing world of the plant kingdom through breathtaking time-lapse photography in exotic world-wide locations. Meet at the Education Building for this program. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Monday   8/29/2016

10:00 AM           

Presentation:    Nature Time - Meet at the Education Building  for this one hour program that is suitable for people of all ages and allows you to get close and personal with some of the educational animals in Gulf State Park. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground.

 

1:00 PM              

Video:   Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air - (50 min.)  Hummingbirds are the tiniest of birds, yet they are some of the toughest, most energetic creatures on the planet.  These birds spend most their lives in fast forward, but now high speed video lets us enter their world.  Meet at the Education Building. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Wednesday   8/31/2016

 10:00 AM          

Walking Tour:    Guided Pier Walk - Meet our park guide on the Gulf State Park Pier near the concession stand and learn about some of the unique local sea life as you walk along the pier.

 

1:00 PM              

Video:   Cuttlefish: Kings of Camouflage: (60 Min.) When it comes to camouflage the cuttlefish is the real master of disguise. With stunning under water footage, NOVA gets up close and personnel with this astonishing, brainy invertebrate.  Meet at the Education Building. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Friday   9/2/2016

10:00 AM           

Presentation:    Snake Encounters - Visit the Education Building to learn all about the native snakes of Gulf State Park.  Bring a camera and get your picture touching a beautiful snake.  It is also feeding time and you can observe the feeding behavior of these amazing animals. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

 1:00 PM             

Video:   National Geographic: Wild Survivors - Camouflage & Mimicry -(45 min.)  Watch as the brilliant disguises of some animals save them from certain death!!  Meet at the Education Building. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Saturday   9/3/2016

8:30AM

Yoga at the Beach: Meet at Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion for a one hour yoga class. $10 per person and bring a yoga mat and water.  Yoga Mats for sale $10

10:00 AM           

Presentation:    Frogs & Toads:  Hop on over to the Nature Center to learn some interesting things about the native frogs and toads in Gulf State Park. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

1:00 PM              

Video    Amphibian: (35min) Leap into a fascinating world of frogs, toads, and salamanders, and get a close-up look at the amazing variety of colors, shapes, and sizes in the amphibian family. Meet at the Education Building for this program. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Sunday   9/4/2016

 1:00 PM             

Video:   American Eagle: (50 min.) Unique to North America, the bald eagle is the continent's most recognizable aerial predator.  In the 1960s, this symbol of the United States became an emblem of environmental degradation as the pesticide DDT and other human pressures brought it to the brink of extinction.  Meet at the Education Building for this program. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

Monday   9/5/2016

10:00 AM           

Presentation:    Nature Time - Meet at the Education Building  for this one hour program that is suitable for people of all ages and allows you to get close and personal with some of the educational animals in Gulf State Park. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

 

1:00 PM              

Video:   The Private Life of Plants - (50 min.)  Explore the intriguing world of the plant kingdom through breathtaking time-lapse photography in exotic world-wide locations. Meet at the Education Building. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.