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.

Friday 11/17

8:00AM - Early Bird Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

10:00 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.

10:00 AM to Noon—Volleyball: Meet at the Volleyball Courts.

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.

Saturday 11/18

10:00 AM - Beach Creature Feature: Meet at the Nature Center to learn about some of the diverse local sea life found in the Gulf of Mexico.  If you have found something on the beach, bring it along and we will help you to identify it. 

Sunday 11/19

The Nature Center is Closed on Sundays.

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

Monday 11/20

8:00AM - Early Bird Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

9:00 AM - Discovering Sea Turtles:  Meet at the Nature Center to find out about our amazing Sea Turtles that nest on the beaches in Alabama. Learn about the exciting work of “Share the Beach” volunteers who monitor the hatching of sea turtle nests.  Then meet us at the Shell Parking Lot on Alabama Point for the release of a rehabilitated sea turtle.

10:00 AM to Noon—Volleyball: Meet at the Volleyball Courts.

2:00 PM – 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.

Tuesday 11/21

9:00AM - Ladies Social and Crafts: Bring your own project to work on or come to learn a new one with like-minded ladies. Meet in the Education Building.

1:00 PM - 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. Weather dependent. Free program but if you intend to fish please obtain saltwater fishing license in advance.  Purchase online at http://www.outdoor alabama.com/ saltwater-recreational-licenses.

7:00 PM - Music Jam Session: Join us in the Activities Building for an evening of fun and music.  This is open to anyone who wants to get together and play music without formal leadership. Bring an instrument or just come to listen.

Wednesday 11/22

8:00AM - Early Bird Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

10:00 AM - Snake Encounters: Visit the Nature Center to learn all about our native snakes and learn how to identify the local species and why they are an important part of our environment.

10:00 AM to Noon—Volleyball: Meet at the Volleyball Courts.

11:00 AM — Eco Art: Join us in the Education Building to participate in an art project/craft that highlights a natural aspect of the Park.  

2:00 PM - 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 facts about the pier and you can view the various wild life living around the pier. 

Thursday 11/23

The Nature Center will be closed on Thanksgiving. 

Friday 11/24

8:00AM - Early Bird Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

10:00 AM – Alligator Adventures - Come to the Education Building 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.

10:00 AM to Noon—Volleyball: Meet at the Volleyball Courts.

2:00 PM – Exploring Coastal Creatures: Meet at the foot of the pier to learn about and get up close with creatures found in Gulf of Mexico.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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