Gulf State Park Weekly Activities

 

Friday 4/12

10:00 AM — Nature Time: Come to the Nature Center and learn about a variety of different creatures who call the park home!

2:00 PM—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 next to the trash compactors. 

Please DO NOT put plastic grocery bags in recycling bins.

 

Saturday 4/13

10:00 AM — National Gopher Tortoise Day! Visit the Nature Center to learn these important creatures. We’ll have a gopher tortoise for you to meet and a ‘burrow’ to explore!

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 wildlife in the water and around the pier.

 

Sunday 4/14

10:00 AM—Camper Devotion:  Meet at the Ed. Bldg. (non-denominational & casual)

The Nature Center is Closed on Sundays

 

Monday 4/15

10:00 AM— Radical Raptors - The Red-Tailed Hawk- Come to the Nature Center to meet Hawkeye the Red-Tailed Hawk and learn why he is a RADICAL RAPTOR!!!

 

2:00 PM— Guided Nature Walk: Bog Habitats in Gulf State Park: Meet our Park Naturalist at the Twin Bridges Trail Head at Orange Beach Sportsplex to enjoy a walk through our marsh land and bogs. You will discover some amazing things about the plants and animals that survive in this unusual environment. Wear shoes for mud!

Tuesday 4/16

10:00 AM— Video: American Eagle: (50 min.) Unique to North America, the bald eagle is the continent's most recognizable aerial predator.  In the 1960s, this symbol of the United States became an emblem of environmental degradation as the pesticide DDT and other human pressures brought it to the brink of extinction.  Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

 

2:00 PM — Guided Nature Walk on Lakeview Trail:  Meet our park guide at Lakeview parking lot (near the Golf Course) to catch a glimpse Bald Eagle’s nest.  Bring binoculars if you have them. We have a few to share.

 

Wednesday 4/17

10:00 AM — Duck of Alabama: Learn some interesting facts about the ducks that spend time in Alabama. This presentation by the park naturalist will include details about duck habitat and behavior. Meet at the Education Building for this program.

 

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 wildlife in the water and around the pier.

 

Thursday 4/18

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 Gulf State Park! Meet at the Education Building for this presentation about American Alligators.   

 

2:00 PM — Video: Gus the Alligator: (30 min.)  Join young Gus as he makes his way through miles of swamp in pursuit of his dream - to live with his crocodile cousins along the ocean coast. Suitable for young viewers. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

 

Friday 4/19

10:00 AM — Dolphins of Alabama: Come to the Education Building to learn about the different species of dolphins found in the Gulf of Mexico and how these intelligent and captivating mammals survive in their marine environment.

 

2:00 PM— 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.

 

Campground Easter Egg Hunt!

Saturday, April 20th at 9:00 AM

Bring your own basket!

Children ages 10 and under welcome to hunt for eggs!

Meet at the Amphitheater by the Nature Center

(Open for Campground and Cabin guests only)