Gulf State Park  Activities 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.

 

Monday 6/19

 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 - 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.

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM– Junior Ranger Program – This week three of a six week program to become a Junior Ranger. Packs will be issued to those seeking Junior Ranger status and you must be accompanied by an adult. You must attend at least four of the six sessions to receive a Junior Ranger Patch. Reservations required - 251-948-7275 Ext. 2128

2:00 PM - Carnivorous Plants of GSP - Come to the Education Building to learn about unique 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

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.warroomthemovie.com 

Tuesday 6/20

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. 

8:00AM - Pier Fishing 101 (First Session): -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.  Purchase online “http://www.outdooralabama.com/ saltwater-recreational-licenses”. Program cancelled in event of lightening.

9:00AM - Pier Fishing 101 (Second Session):  -See above.

Wednesday 6/21

 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. 

10:00 AM – Bugs and Insects Learn new and exciting facts about some of the creepy crawlies that live in Gulf State Park. This 1 hour program is suited for people of all ages and allows you to get close and personal with some of the unique insects. Meet at the Education Building.

11:00 AM — Eco Art: Join us at the Camp Store Pavilion to participate in an art project/craft that highlights a natural aspect of the Park. (New crafts each week.)

2:00 PM – Frogs & Toads:  Hop on over to the Nature Center to learn some interesting things about the native frogs and toads in Gulf State Park.

2:00-7:00 pm- Artisan Market at Lake Shelby

6:30 PM – Praise @ the Pavilion: Everyone welcome! Meet at Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion for free children’s craft, watermelon, lemonade, and tea.

8:00 PM - 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- if stars are not visible program is cancelled for that week.     

Thursday 6/22

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.

9:00 AM – Guided Kayaking Tour: Join us at Lake Shelby for a one hour guided kayaking tour to explore the basics of kayaking and a short trip around the lake. $20 includes single kayak, lifejacket. Limited spaces available so please call for reservation. 251-948-7275 dial 9 then ext. 2128    

Friday 6/23

 8:30 – 10:00 AM - Barefoot Believers Kid’s Camp: Meet at the Camp Store Pavilion. Make new friends! Play games! Have fun! This 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. 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 - Prescribed Burns: One tool that foresters use to maintain healthy habitats is controlled burning of overgrown areas. As one of the most important natural agents of change, fire plays a vital role in maintaining certain ecosystems. Meet our Naturalist in the Education Building.  

 

 

 

 

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