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.

 

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.

Saturday 8/18

2:00PM – Bugs and Insects: Learn new and exciting facts about some of the creepy crawlies that live in Gulf State Park. 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 Ed. Bldg. for this program.

Sunday 8/19

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

2:00PM – Video: American Eagle: (50 min.) Unique to North America, the bald eagle is the continent's most recognizable aerial predator.  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 Ed. Bldg. for this program

Monday 8/20

10:00AM – Video: First Flight – A Mother Hummingbird’s Story: (48 min.) View stunning close-up photography as a mother Black-chinned Hummingbird builds her nest and raises her babies.  Meet at the Ed. Bldg.

2:00PM – Video: Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air: (50 min.) Hummingbirds are the tiniest of birds, yet they are some of the toughest, 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.

Tuesday 8/21

10:00AM – 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.

2:00PM – Help Me, I’ve Been Injured - Meet at the GSP Education Building for this presentation by  the Orange Beach Rehab Center on what you should do when encountering an injured wild animal and what they do to rehab an injured animal for release.

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 8/22

10:00AM – Discovering Sea Turtles:  Discover the amazing Sea Turtles found in the Gulf of Mexico and nest on the beaches in Alabama. Learn about the search for nests along the Alabama Gulf coast and the hatching of sea turtle nests. Come to the Education Building for this program.

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 8/23

10:00AM – 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 – 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.

Friday 8/24

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 – 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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