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.
2:00PM – SHARK!! – Come to the Education Building to learn about the amazing sharks that inhabit the Gulf of Mexico.
2:00PM – 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.
10:00AM – Carnivorous Plants of Gulf State Park - Come to the Education Building to learn about unique carnivorous 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.
2:00PM – Video: Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air: (50 min.) Hummingbirds are the tiniest of birds, yet they are some of the toughest and 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 GSP Education Building for this program.
10:00AM - Camper Devotion: Meet in the Education Building. (non-denominational & casual)
2:00PM – Video: Invasion of the Giant Python: Florida’s Everglades National Park is one of the last great wildlife refuges in the U.S. But the park has become a dumping ground for tens of thousands of Burmese pythons. Pythons have moved into their new home with a vengeance, thriving in the protected wilderness and disrupting its delicate ecosystem. Follow scientists and snake hunters as they study the problem and try to find solutions to the growing crisis. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.
2:00PM – 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 Ed. Bldg. for this presentation about American Alligators.
12:15PM - Navigating by the Stars: The Sextant and High Noon –Learn why “High Noon” (the Meridian Passage) was important to early sailors and how they used a Sextant to determine their true location. Meet at the Education Building for this intriguing program.
2:00PM – Discovering Sea Turtles: Discover 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. Come to the Education Building for this program.
9:00AM – Guided Pier Walk: Meet at the GSP 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.
11:00 AM — Eco Art: Join us in the Pavilion at the Camp Store for an art/craft project.
6:30PM – SUMMER WEDNESDAY @ the Camp Store Pavilion: Bible/Singing/Prayer.
8:00PM FIREPROOF: FREE MOVIE with popcorn and drinks. Bring your own camp chairs. Provided by Gulf Area Resort Ministries.
10:00AM – It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, No It’s a Dragonfly: Come and explore the wonderful world of dragonflies. This amazing insect’s life cycle and its surprising hunting abilities make it one-of-a-kind. Would you want to be a butterfly in a world of dragonflies? Come to the Ed. Bldg. to learn why you should chose to be a dragonfly.
2:00PM – 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 with a handheld GPS or Smartphone to learn the basic of Geo Caching. You will than have the opportunity to apply the skills you have learned to locate caches around the park.
2:00PM – Snake Encounters: Visit the Nature Center to learn all about our native snakes and how to identify the local venomous species. Discover why these creatures 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