Gulf State Park  Activities Schedule



Gulf State Park Weekly Activities

February 18 – February 25

Activities (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.)

Sat. 2/18

9:00 AM - Horseshoes:  Meet at the Horseshoe Courts. (Bring your own horseshoes or borrow from Camp Store.)

10:00 AM - Video: Owl Power: (60 Min.) What makes owls so special? Using modern day technology this video explores how they hunt, how their vision and hearing works, and how they fly so silently. Come to the GSP Education Building to view this video.

 

Sun. 2/19

10:00AM - Camper Devotion:  Meet  in the Education Bldg.(non-denominational & casual)

 

Mon. 2/20

8:00AM - Early Bird Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

9:00AM - Prime Time Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

9:00 AM - Horseshoes:  Meet at the Horseshoe Courts. (Bring your own horseshoes or borrow from Camp Store.)

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 you, you can meet the park guide at the Gulf Oakridge Trail Head to apply what you have learned.

9:45AM - Aerobic Dance: Following Prime Time Fitness in the Activities Bldg.

10:00AM - Volleyball:  Meet at the Volleyball courts.

10:00AM - 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.

 

Tues. 2/21

9:00AM - Ladies Social and Crafts: Bring your own project to work on or come to learn a new one. Come and share ideas and company with like-minded ladies. Meet in the Education Bldg.

9:00 AM - Horseshoes:  Meet at the Horseshoe Courts. (Bring your own horseshoes or borrow from Camp Store.)

10:00AM - 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 – Prescribed Burns: One tool that foresters use to maintain healthy habitats is controlled burning of overgrown areas. As one of the most important natural agents of change, fire plays a vital role in maintaining certain ecosystems. Prescribed fire reintroduces the beneficial effects of fire into an ecosystem, producing the kinds of vegetation and landscapes we want, and reducing the hazard of catastrophic wildfire caused by excessive fuel buildup. Meet our Naturalist in the Education Building to learn the details of why and how prescribed burning is utilized in Gulf State Park.

6:45 – 8:30PM Music Jam Session: Join us in the Activities Building for an evening of fun and music.  This is open to anyone who wants to get together and play music without formal leadership. Bring an instrument or just come to listen.

 

Wed. 2/22

8:00AM - Early Bird Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

9:00AM - Prime Time Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

9:00 AM - Horseshoes:  Meet at the Horseshoe Courts. (Bring your own horseshoes or borrow from Camp Store.)

9:45AM - Aerobic Dance: Following Prime Time Fitness in the Activities Bldg.

10:00AM - Volleyball:  Meet at the Volleyball courts.

10:00AM – Frogs and Toads: Do you know the difference between frogs and toads? Is it really easy to be green? Hop on over to the Nature Center to learn some interesting things about the native frogs and toads in Gulf State Park.

2:00 PM – Owl Encounters: Meet at the Nature Center to learn some interesting facts about owls and find out what makes owls so special. Learn about the species of owls found in the area. Our resident Eastern Screech Owl will be on hand to greet you.

6:30 PM - Fun Bingo: Meet in the Activities Building. Please bring a wrapped $1 gift for prizes.

7:00 PM - Star Gazing at the Pier: Meet at the Pier for a guided exploration of the sky, stars, planets and constellations. Weather dependent- if stars are not visible program is cancelled. There is no charge for this activity.

 

Thurs. 2/23

9:00 AM - Horseshoes:  Meet at the Horseshoe Courts. (Bring your own horseshoes or borrow from Camp Store.)

1:00 PM - Bugs and Insects: Learn new and exciting facts about some of the creepy crawlies that live in Gulf State Park and then participate in the great hunt for insects living in the camp ground. This program is suited for people of all ages and allows you to get up close and personal with some unique insects. Meet at the GSP Education Building.

3:00 PM - Yappy Hour:  Bring your four legged family member to the Dog Pond at Lake Shelby for Social Hour.

6:00 PM – Movie in the Park:  War Room – Meet in the Education Building to view the movie. Popcorn and drinks are available.

 

Fri. 2/24

8:00AM - Early Bird Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

9:00AM - Prime Time Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

9:00 AM - Horseshoes:  Meet at the Horseshoe Courts. (Bring your own horseshoes or borrow from Camp Store.)

9:45AM - Aerobic Dance: Following Prime Time Fitness in the Activities Bldg.

10:00AM - Volleyball:  Meet at the Volleyball courts.

10:00 AM - 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.

2:00 PM – Talk About Turtles!  Come to the Nature Center to meet some of our resident turtles including box turtles and sliders. Learn some of the interesting things about the turtles that you can find around Gulf State Park including the endangered Gopher Tortoise.

 

Sat. 2/25

Snowbird Scramble – Play the beautiful Refuge Golf Course in GSP. Entrance fee of $60 per two person team (includes cart). Contact Refuge Golf Club at 251-948-4653 for reservations and tee time.

9:00 AM - Horseshoes:  Meet at the Horseshoe Courts. (Bring your own horseshoes or borrow from Camp Store.)

1:00 PM- Campground Mardi Gras Parade – FREE Family Event for ALL ages. Join us on our stroll down Campground Road located inside the Campgrounds of Gulf State Park. The parade will begin and end at the Nature Center. You can participate in the parade by decorating your own bikes, golf carts, wagons, etc.

2:00 PM – Video: Tracking the Hurricanes of 2004 - Ivan:  (30 min.)Watch as Mark Sudduth rides out Hurricane Ivan in Gulf Shores.  Meet at the Education Building for this program.

 

 

NOTE: All Snow Bird Activities should be coordinated thru Wendy Horn at 512-508-5654 or you can talk with her on Mondays at 10:00AM in the Activities Building.                       

 

Please Recycle: Recycling Bins are available for plastic, paper and aluminum. Please DO NOT put plastic grocery bags in recycle.