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.

Thursday 8/9

10:00AM – Pier Fishing 101: -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.

2:00PM – 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.  Meet at the Ed. Bldg. for this presentation.

Friday 8/10

10:00AM – SHARK!! – Come to the Ed. Bldg.  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.

Saturday 8/11

10:00AM – 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 GSP Ed. Bldg. for this presentation. 

2:00PM – Talk About Turtles!  Come to the GSP Ed. Bldg.to learn some of the interesting things about the turtles that you can find around Gulf State Park including the Gopher Tortoise.

Sunday 8/12

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

2:00PM – Video: Birds of the Gods: (60 Min.) The island of New Guinea in the South Pacific is home to the “Birds of Paradise”. Follow a team of scientists as they film these breath taking birds. Come to the GSP Ed. Bldg. to view this video.

Monday 8/13

10:00AM – Video: American Eagle: (50 min.) 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 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.

Tuesday 8/14

9:00AM – Guided Nature Walk: Bog Habitats in Gulf State Park: Meet our Park Naturalist at the Orange Beach Sportsplex Trail Head to enjoy a walk through our marsh land and bogs. You will discover some amazing things about the plants and animals surviving in this unusual environment.

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 GSP Ed. Bldg. for this program.

2:00PM – Carnivorous Plants of Gulf State Park - Meet at the GSP Ed. Bldg. for this presentation about unique carnivorous plants that have adapted to their environment by eating insects. See examples of these plants and learn how they survive in the poor soils of bogs and marshes.

Wednesday 8/15

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 and the various wildlife 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. 

2:00PM – Radical Raptors: Come to the Nature Center to see our resident raptors. Learn about our Red Tailed Hawk, Eastern Screech Owl, Great Horned Owl, and Barred Owl, and see why they are RADICAL RAPTORS!!!

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.

Thursday 8/16

9:00AM – Guided Beach Walk at the Pavilion: Meet our Park guide at the GSP Beach Pavilion near the fireplace and learn all about coastal ecosystem.  Then, meander along the shore with our guide and learn about some of the local sea life.  It costs $6.00 per vehicle to park at the Beach Pavilion for the day but is free to campers and cabin guests.

10:00AM – Pier Fishing 101: -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.

2:00PM – Geocaching 101: Geocaching is a world-wide treasure hunt that combines a little bit of technology with exploring the great outdoors.  Come to the GSP Ed. Bldg. with a handheld GPS or Smartphone to learn the basics of geocaching. 

Friday 8/17

10:00AM – Frogs and Toads: Do you know the difference between frogs and toads? Hop on over to the GSP Ed. Bldg.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 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