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.

Saturday 6/23

9:00 AM- Pier Fishing 101- Beginner’s course on pier fishing. Learn safety, regulations, how to set up gear, and more. Program dependent on lightening. Meet at the pier concession stand.

2:00PM – Beach Creature Feature: Learn about some of the diverse local sea life that live in the Gulf of Mexico.  Bring your items that you have found on the beach and we will help you to identify them. Meet at the Education Building for this presentation about shells and other items you can find on our beaches. 

Sunday 6/24

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

2:00PM – Video: Is That Skunk?: (60 min.) We find them in the evening digging through our garbage, hiding under our houses, or walking through our yards, streets, and parks. Skunks seem perfectly adapted to life around us. But we are less comfortable for fear of their potent spray. But what do we really know about these infamous black and white creatures?  Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

Monday 6/25

9:00AM - 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 Education Building for this presentation about American Alligators.

2:00PM – Video: Secret Life of Birds: Traveling from wild coastlines to urban habitats, this fascinating BBC Natural History series follows host and wildlife expert Iolo Williams as he explores the behavior of birds.  Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

Tuesday 6/26

2:00PM – Radical Raptors - The Eastern Screech Owl- Come to the Nature Center to meet Archimedes an Eastern Screech Owl and learn why she is a RADICAL RAPTOR!!!

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 6/27

9:00AM – 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.

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

2:00PM – SHARK!! – Come to the Education Building to learn about the amazing sharks that inhabit the Gulf of Mexico.

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

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

Thursday 6/28

2:00PM – Wildflowers of Gulf State Park: GSP 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.

Friday 6/29

9:00AM – 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 – Snake Encounters: Visit the Nature Center to learn all about our native snakes. Learn how to identify the local venomous species and why they 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