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.
2:00PM – Snake Encounters: Visit the Nature Center to 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.
Gulf State Park Weekly Activities
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It’s Shark Week at the
Gulf State Park Pier
Meet at the Gulf State Park Pier on Monday thru Friday for exciting activities including educational displays and activities all about shark’s anatomy, senses, and fins. Also enjoy a 3D Shark Movie and a Sharks of the Gulf scavenger hunt on the pier were correct answers will earn a shark tooth or small trinket to add to your Shark Week visor craft. We will also have a monitor set up to see what our new under water remote vehicle sees under the pier. Also check out the other shark week activities below. There is a $3 daily charge to enjoy sightseeing from pier and the Shark Week Activities
10:00AM – Discovering Sea Turtles: Discover the amazing Sea Turtles found in the Gulf of Mexico and nest on the beaches in Alabama. Come to the Education Building for this program.
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. Come to the Ed. Bldg. for this program.
10:00AM - Camper Devotion: Meet at the Camp Store Pavilion (non-denominational & casual)
2:00PM – Video: Can the Gulf Survive?: (50 min.) National Geographic investigates what happened to the 4.9 million barrels of oil that poured from the sea floor in one of the worst environmental disasters of all time. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.
10:00AM -3:00PM– Ocean Camp Marine Center will present amazing facts about marine life on the GSP Pier.
10:00AM -3:00PM - Auburn University Natural History Museum will be providing information on how to identify the different species of sharks on the GSP Pier .
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.
10:00AM -3:00PM – Alabama Marine Resources will have touch tanks available with various marine wildlife on the GSP Pier.
11:00AM — 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 COURAGEOUS: FREE MOVIE with popcorn and drinks. Bring your own camp chairs. Provided by Gulf Area Resort Ministries.
10:30AM – Marine Fisheries Lab with Mississippi State University r will be doing shark dissections on the GSP Pier (1st Session).
1:00PM – Marine Fisheries Lab with Mississippi State University will be doing shark dissections on the GSP Pier (2nd Session).
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.
10:00AM -3:00PM – University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Fisheries Research and Development will have information on shark tagging, preservation specimens and viewing samples of shark blood on the GSP Pier .
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