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.

Thursday 2/22

8:30 AM – Yoga Time: Meet in the Act. Bldg.

9:00AM - Horseshoes:  Meet at the Horseshoe Courts. (Bring your horseshoes or borrow from Camp Store.)

10:00AM - Talk About Turtles!  Meet our Naturalist at Tacky Jack’s to learn some of the interesting facts about the turtles that you can find around Gulf State Park including the protected Gopher Tortoise & Sea Turtles.

10:00 AM – Navigating by the Stars: Early Methods of Navigation – (Part 3 of 4) - Learn how the understanding of Latitude and Longitude led to the successful navigation of the vast oceans. Come to the Ed. Bldg. to learn how these discoveries would lead to man’s exploration of the earth.

2:00 PM – Oodles of Oysters: Farm reared and pan-seared, oysters the new chicken. Learn what it takes for them to make it from the bottom of the sea to the top of the table. Join our Naturalist at the Gulf Shores Welcome Center for this program.

6:30PM - Bunco: Meet your friends and neighbors for a fun night in the Activities Building.

Friday 2/23

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

9:00AM - Horseshoes:  Meet at the Horseshoe Courts. (Bring your horseshoes or borrow from Camp Store.)

9:00AM—Prime Time Fitness: Meet in the Act. Bldg.

10:00 AM - 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!!!

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

2:00 PM – Exploring Coastal Creatures: Meet at the foot of the pier by the Brass Sea Turtle to learn about and get up close with creatures found in Gulf of Mexico. You will learn about the creatures that live in the surf.

6:00PM – Yahtzee/Farkle: Meet your friends and neighbors for a fun night in the Activities Building.

Saturday 2/24

9:00AM - Horseshoes:  Meet at the Horseshoe Courts. (Bring your horseshoes or borrow from Camp Store.)

10:00 AM - Video: First Flight – A Mother Hummingbird’s Story: (48 min.) View stunning close-up photography as a mother Black-chinned Hummingbird builds her nest and raises her babies.  Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

Sunday 2/25

The Nature Center is Closed on Sundays.

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

6:00PM – Sunday Evening Bible Study - Non-Denominational Bible Overview: Meet in the Education Building. Bibles will be available.

6:00PM - Euchre: Meet your friends for a fun night in the Activities Building.

Monday 2/26

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

9:00AM - Horseshoes:  Meet at the Horseshoe Courts. (Bring your horseshoes or borrow from Camp Store.)

9:00AM—Prime Time Fitness: Meet in the Act. Bldg.

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 beautiful snake.

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

2:00PM – 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.

6:00PM– Social Bridge Night: Meet for a fun night in the Act. Bldg. (all experience levels welcomed)

Tuesday 2/27

9:00AM - Horseshoes:  Meet at the Horseshoe Courts. (Bring your horseshoes or borrow from Camp Store.)

9:00AM - Ladies Social and Crafts: Meet in the Activity Bldg. to work your project or come to learn a new one with like-minded ladies.

10:00 AM – Eco Art: Join us in the Activity Bldg. to participate in an art project/craft.  Bring a Pillar candle and sea shells for this project.

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 bring an instrument or just come to listen.

Wednesday 2/28

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

9:00AM - Horseshoes:  Meet at the Horseshoe Courts. (Bring your horseshoes or borrow from Camp Store.)

9:00AM—Prime Time Fitness: Meet in the Act. Bldg.

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

10:00 AM — SHARK!! – Come to the Education Building to learn about the amazing sharks that inhabit the Gulf of Mexico.

6:30PM—Fun Bingo: Come to the Activities Building to meet new and old friends for a fun night of Bingo.  Please bring a wrapped $1 gift.

Thursday 3/1

8:30 AM – Yoga Time: Meet in the Act. Bldg.

9:00AM - Horseshoes:  Meet at the Horseshoe Courts. (Bring your horseshoes or borrow from Camp Store.)

10:00 AM — 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.  11:30 AM – Navigating by the Stars: The Sextant and High Noon – (Part 4 of 4) - Learn why “High Noon” (the Meridian Passage) was important to early sailors and how they used a Sextant to determine their true location. Meet at the Amphitheatre for this intriguing program.

5:30 PM –Guided Night Hike on Eagle Loop Trail:  Meet our park guide at Eagle Loop (near the Golf Course) to catch site of the setting sun and the rising moon. See the transition of the forest from daylight to moonlight. Participation is limited and you must call for reservations. 251-948-7275 dial 9 then ext. 2114.

Friday 3/2

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

9:00AM - Horseshoes:  Meet at the Horseshoe Courts. (Bring your horseshoes or borrow from Camp Store.)

9:00AM—Prime Time Fitness: Meet in the Act. Bldg.

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

2:00 PM – Exploring Coastal Creatures: Meet at the foot of the pier by the Brass Sea Turtle to learn about and get up close with creatures found in Gulf of Mexico. You will learn about the creatures that live in the surf.

6:00PM – Yahtzee/Farkle: Meet your friends and neighbors for a fun night in the Activities Building.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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