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.
8:30 AM - Drop in Yoga Class at the Beach Pavilion. $10 drop in fee- Free to our overnight guests
10:00 AM - Video: 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. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.
10:00 AM - Camper Devotion: Meet at the Camp Store Pavilion. (non-denominational & casual)
8:00 AM - 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.
9:00 AM - Pier Fishing 101 (Second 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.
2:00 PM - Beach Creature Feature: Meet at the Nature Center to learn about some of the diverse 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.
7:00 PM – Movie in the Park: – Meet in the Activity Building to view the movie “Fireproof”. Popcorn and drinks are available.
3:30 PM— Eco Art: Join us at Lake Shelby Picnic Pavilion to participate in an art project/craft that highlights a natural aspect of the Park. (This week is wooden medallions)
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
10:00 AM - Bog Habitats in Gulf State Park: Meet our Park Naturalist at the Orange Beach Sportsplex Trail Head and discover some amazing things about the plants and animals that survive in bogs and marshes.
2:00 PM - Alligator Adventures: Come to the Education Building and see a slide show and learn some interesting facts about this pre-historic creature that can be found in Gulf State Park! 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.
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.
10:00 AM - Carnivorous Plants of GSP - Come to the Education Building to learn about unique 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.
2:00 PM - Wildflowers of Gulf State Park: Gulf State Park is home to a large number of wildflowers. Come view this slide program that highlights those flowers that are present during each season. Come to the Education Building to learn about the wildflowers of Gulf State Park.
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.
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 beautiful snake.
8:30 AM - Drop in Yoga Class at the Beach Pavilion. $10 drop in fee- Free to our overnight guests.
8AM-NOON -Gulf State Park Annual Kid’s Fishing Jubilee!!! Admission is free, but please fill out a ticket on site before you fish. Ages 15 and under only (till noon). Ages 16 and up must have Freshwater Fishing License to fish after noon. Bring your own fishing gear if you have it. If you don’t have it, some will be available for use. Meet behind the Camp Store Pavilion (in the Campground) by Middle Lake. Sponsored by the City of Gulf Shores and Ironmen Outdoor Ministries.
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