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.
10:00 AM – Alligator Adventures: Come see our baby alligators and learn some interesting facts about this pre-historic creature that can be found in GSP! Meet at the Education Building for this presentation about American Alligators.
2:00 PM – Guided Nature Walk on Eagle Loop Trail: Meet our park guide at Eagle Loop (near the Golf Course) to catch a glimpse Bald Eagle’s nest. Bring binoculars if you have them. We have a few to share.
10:00 AM – Frogs and Toads: Do you know the difference between frogs and toads? Hop on over to the Ed. Bldg. to learn about the native frogs and toads in Gulf State Park.
2:00 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 are also the most fascinating. A stunning variety of these ghastly yet glorious forms are explored in this video. Meet at the GSP Ed. Bldg. for this program.
The Nature Center is Closed on Sundays.
10:00AM - Camper Devotion: Meet in the Ed. Bldg. (non-denominational & casual)
10:00AM – Snake Encounters: Visit the Nature Center to learn all about our native snakes, how to identify the local venomous species and why these creatures are an important part of our environment. You can even get your picture touching a snake.
2:00PM – Guided Beach Walk at the Pavilion: Meet our Park guide at the Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion near the fireplace and meander along the shore with our guide looking for shells and learn about some of the local sea life. It costs $6.00 per vehicle to park at the Beach Pavilion for the day but is free to all guest staying in the Park.
10:00AM – 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. Would you want to be a butterfly in a world of dragonflies? Come to the Education Building to learn why you should chose to be a dragonfly.
2:00PM - Guided Kayaking Tour: Join us at Lake Shelby for a one hour guided kayaking tour to explore the basics of kayaking and enjoy a short trip around the Lake Shelby. The $20 fee includes single kayak and lifejacket. Limited spaces available so please call for reservation. 251-948-7275 dial 9 then ext. 2114.
10:00AM – Radical Raptors - The Red-Tailed Hawk- Come to the Nature Center to meet Hawkeye the Red Tailed Hawk and learn why she is a RADICAL RAPTOR!!!
11:00 AM — Eco Art: Join us in the Pavilion at the Camp Store to participate in an art or craft project.
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 amazing facts about the pier as well as point out various wild life in the water and around the pier.
2:00 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. Free program but if you intend to fish please obtain saltwater fishing license in advance.
10:00 AM – Discovering Sea Turtles: Discover the amazing Sea Turtles that nest on the beaches in Alabama and work done by the volunteers of “Share the Beach”. Come to the Ed. Bldg. for this program.
2:00 PM – Guided Nature Walk on Gulf Oak Ridge: Meet our park guide at the entrance (in the parking lot) of Gulf Oak Ridge and explore one of the trails in Gulf State Park. Bring binoculars if you have them. We have some to share.
10:00 AM – Alligator Adventures: Come see our baby alligators and learn some interesting facts about this pre-historic creature. Meet at the Ed. Bldg. for this presentation about American Alligators.
2:00 PM – Video: Webs of Intrigue: (45min.) Enter the world of spiders as these creatures become expert weavers and consummate hunters. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.
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