Gulf State Park  Activities Schedule

It is SHARK WEEK at Gulf State Park!!!!

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.

 

Friday 7/21

 8:30 – 10:00 AM - Barefoot Believers Kid’s Camp: Meet at the Camp Store Pavilion.  Make new friends!    Play games! Have fun! This is a Free event hosted by Gulf Area Resort Ministries. 

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 we will apply what you have learned in the campground.

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 snake.

11:00 AM- Exploring Coastal Creatures: Meet at the foot of the pier to learn about and get up close with creatures found in Gulf of Mexico.

2:00 PM - Honey Bees and Pollination: Meet at the Nature Center to learn about Honey Bees and why they are so important to the environment.

 

Saturday 7/22

8:30 AM - Drop in Yoga Class at the Beach Pavilion. $10 drop in fee- Free to our overnight guests.

10:00 AM –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. But what do we really know about these infamous black and white creatures?  Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

1:00 PM –Video: Leave it to Beavers: (60 min.) Discover the fascination story of the beavers of North America. Learn about their history, near extinction, and current comeback. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Music at the Pier – Everyone is invited to listen to a live music presentation at “Angler’s at the Pier”.

 

Sunday 7/23

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

1:00 PM –Video: The Beauty of Ugly: In the animal world, as in our own, looks aren’t everything. In fact, some of the most aesthetically challenged creatures - from warthogs and proboscis monkeys to bull elephant seals - are also the most fascinating. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

 

Monday 7/24

8:30 – 10:00 AM - Barefoot Believers Kid’s Camp: Meet at the Camp Store Pavilion.  Make new friends!    Play games! Have fun! This is a Free event by Gulf Area Resort Ministries. 

10:00 AM - The Wonderful Characteristics of Sharks- Visit us at the GSP Pier to explore the shark from head to tail. Learn what makes them special like the ampullae of lorezini, spiral valve, and claspers. Do know what that is? Come find out.

10:00 AM - 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.

11:00 AM Sharks of the Gulf- Come to the GSP Pier to see pictures, and descriptions of the sharks that you will find here in the gulf. Which shark is your favorite?

12:00 PM Shark Crafts Kids are invited to come to the GSP Pier to make a wearable Clothes Pin Shark or color a large Shark Poster.

1:00 PM Shark Lengths- Ever wonder how long a whale shark actually is? Come to the GSP Pier to where we will have visuals so you can really picture these massive creatures.

2:00 PM - Sharks and Minnows Kids are invited to join us on the beach for a game of Sharks and Minnows.

2:00 PM - Beach Creature Feature - Meet at the Education Building to learn about some of the local sea life found in the Gulf of Mexico.  If you have something you have collected along the beach bring it along and we will help you to identify it.

3:00 PM - Video/ Quiz- Come to the GSP Pier to view a couple of videos (HOW TO AVOID A SHARK ATTACH and HOW AT RISK OF A SHARK ATTACK ARE YOU?) Than take a short quiz to test your knowledge.

4:00 PM – Shark Snack Bar – Visit the shark snack bar on the GSP Pier.

8:00 -11:00PM – Airing of the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week Programing – Come to the GSP Pier to view the airing of the Discovery Channel’s programing for Shark Week.

8:00 PM – Movie Monday: Meet at the Campground Pavilion to watch the movie WAR ROOM. This free movie is sponsored by Gulf Area Resort Ministries. For more information, go to www.warroomthe movie.com

 

Tuesday 7/25

Visit the Nature Center to see the myriad of animals that inhabit Gulf State Park.

8:30 – 10:00 AM - Barefoot Believers Kid’s Camp: Meet at the Camp Store Pavilion.  Make new friends!    Play games! Have fun! This is a Free event hosted by Gulf Area Resort Ministries.

10:00 AM - The Wonderful Characteristics of Sharks- Visit us at the GSP Pier to explore the shark from head to tail. Learn what makes them special like the ampullae of lorezini, spiral valve, and claspers. Do know what that is? Come find out.

11:00 AM Shark Species Display and Gill Net Survey Presentation - Come to the GSP Pier to learn some interesting facts about sharks.

12:00 PM Shark Crafts Kids are invited to come to the GSP Pier to make a Shark Tooth Bracelet or color a large Shark Poster.

1:00 PM Shark Blood Display and Satellite Tagging Presentation - Come to the GSP Pier to learn some interesting facts about sharks.

1:00 PM – Birds of the Beach - Learn about the avian diversity you may not have at home! Presentation will be in the Education Building.

2:00 PM – Shark Bingo Kids are invited to join us on the GSP Pier for a game of Shark Bingo.

3:00 PM – Shark Measuring and Bull Shark Tagging Presentation - Come to the GSP Pier to learn some interesting facts about sharks.

4:00 PM – Shark Snack Bar – Visit the shark snack bar on the GSP Pier.

8:00 -11:00PM Airing of the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week Programing – Come to the GSP Pier to view the airing of the Discovery Channel’s programing for Shark Week.

 

Wednesday 7/26

8:30 – 10:00 AM - Barefoot Believers Kid’s Camp: Meet at the Camp Store Pavilion. Make new friends!   Play games! Have fun! This is a Free event by Gulf Area Resort Ministries. 

10:00 AM – Ray Tank- Come to the GSP Pier to get up close and personal with the shark’s close cousin the ray.

10:00 AM – Alligator Adventures - Come to the Education Building and see a slide show and learn all about our Amazing Alligators. 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. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

12:00 PM – Shark Tattoos – Come the GSP Pier for your temporary Shark Tattoo.

2:00 PM – Sift for a Shark’s Tooth –Come to the GSP Pier were there will be pools of sand with teeth and sifting trays and kids can sift to get one fossilized tooth.

2:00 PM – Discovering Sea Turtles - Visit our Education Building and learn all about nesting Loggerhead Sea Turtles found in Gulf State Park and along Alabama's coast. 

2:00 PM – Shark Power Point Presentation - Come to the GSP Pier to learn some interesting facts about sharks.

4:00 PM – Shark Snack Bar – Visit the shark snack bar on the GSP Pier.

6:30 PM – Praise @ the Pavilion: Everyone welcome! Meet at GSP Camp Store Pavilion for free children’s craft, watermelon, lemonade, and tea.

8:00 -11:00PM Airing of the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week Programing – Come to the GSP Pier to view the airing of the Discovery Channel’s programing for Shark Week.

 

Thursday 7/27

Visit the Nature Center to see the myriad of animals that inhabit Gulf State Park. 

10:00 AM – Shark Safety- Come to the GSP Pier to learn about what to do and what not to do to in order to co-exist with sharks.

11:00 AM Shark Dissection- Come to the GSP Pier to learn the anatomy of a shark. Discover them inside and out.

12:00 PM Shark Crafts Kids are invited to come to the GSP Pier to make a wearable Clothes Pin Shark or color a large Shark Poster.

1:00 PM Shark Dissection- Come to the GSP Pier to learn the anatomy of a shark. Discover them inside and out.

2:00 PM – Shark Fishing Game - Kids are invited to join us on the GSP Pier for a game of Shark Fishing for prizes.

3:00 PM Shark Dissection- Come to the GSP Pier to learn the anatomy of a shark. Discover them inside and out.

4:00 PM – Shark Snack Bar – Visit the shark snack bar on the GSP Pier.

8:00 -11:00PM – Airing of the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week Programing – Come to the GSP Pier to view the airing of the Discovery Channel’s programing for Shark Week.

8:30 – 10:00 AM - Barefoot Believers Kid’s Camp: Meet at the Camp Store Pavilion.  Make new friends!    Play games! Have fun! This is a Free event hosted by Gulf Area Resort Ministries.

 

Friday 7/28

 8:30 – 10:00 AM - Barefoot Believers Kid’s Camp: Meet at the Camp Store Pavilion.  Make new friends!    Play games! Have fun! This is a Free event hosted by Gulf Area Resort Ministries. 

10:00 AM - Video/ Quiz- Come to the GSP Pier to view a couple of videos. Than take a short quiz to test your knowledge.

10:00 AM - Snake Encounters: Visit the Nature Center to learn all about our native snakes. Bring a camera and get your picture touching a snake.

11:00 AM Shark Dissection- Come to the GSP Pier to learn the anatomy of a shark. Discover them inside and out.

12:00 PM Shark Crafts Kids are invited to come to the GSP Pier to make a Shark Tooth Bracelet or color a large Shark Poster.

1:00 PM Shark Dissection- Come to the GSP Pier to learn the anatomy of a shark. Discover them inside and out.

2:00 PM – Shark Bingo Kids are invited to join us on the GSP Pier for a game of Shark Bingo.

3:00 PM Shark Dissection- Come to the GSP Pier to learn the anatomy of a shark. Discover them inside and out.

2:00 PM - Hurricane Ivan Slide Show: Come to the GSP Education Building to relive the destruction of Gulf State Park on Sept.16, 2004.

4:00 – 8:00 PM– Shark Tattoos – Come the GSP Pier for your temporary Shark Tattoo.

8:00 -11:00PM – Shark Movies and Trivia – Come to the GSP Pier to view Shark Movies and participate in Shark Trivia.

 

Gulf State Park Summer 2017 Schedule- this is a tentative schedule and programs are subject to change. Please check our weekly activities schedule for exact scheduling times and details. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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