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.

 

Tuesday 8/21

10:00AM – Video: Owl Power: (60 Min.) What makes owls so special? Using modern day technology this video explores how they hunt, how their vision and hearing works, and how they fly so silently. Come to the GSP Education Building to view this video.

2:00PM – Help Me, I’ve Been Injured - Meet at the GSP Education Building for this presentation by  the Orange Beach Rehab Center on what you should do when encountering an injured wild animal and what they do to rehab an injured animal for release.

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. 

Wednesday 8/22

10:00AM – Discovering Sea Turtles:  Discover the amazing Sea Turtles found in the Gulf of Mexico and nest on the beaches in Alabama. Learn about the search for nests along the Alabama Gulf coast and the hatching of sea turtle nests. Come to the Education Building for this program.

6:30PM – SUMMER WEDNESDAY @ the Camp Store Pavilion: Bible/Singing/Prayer.

8:00PM WAR ROOM: FREE MOVIE with popcorn and drinks. Bring your own camp chairs. Provided by Gulf Area Resort Ministries.

Thursday 8/23

10:00AM – Frogs and Toads: Do you know the difference between frogs and toads? Hop on over to the Education Building to learn about the native frogs and toads in Gulf State Park.

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.

Friday 8/24

10:00AM – 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.

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.

Saturday 8/25

10:00AM – Beach Creature Feature: Learn about some of the diverse local sea life that live in the Gulf of Mexico.  Bring your items that you have found on the beach and we will help you to identify them. Meet at the Ed. Bldg. for this presentation

2:00PM – Geo Caching 101: Geocaching is a world-wide treasure hunt that combines a little bit of technology with exploring the great outdoors.  Meet at the Ed. Bldg. for this presentation with your handheld GPS or Smartphone to learn the basic of Geocaching. 

Sunday 8/26

10:00AM - Camper Devotion:  Meet at the Camp Store Pavilion (non-denominational & casual)

2:00PM – Video: Cuttlefish: Kings of Camouflage: (56 Min.) When it comes to camouflage the cuttlefish is the real master of disguise. With stunning under water footage, see this astonishing, brainy invertebrate. Meet at the Ed. Bldg. for this presentation

Monday 8/27

10:00AM – Bugs and Insects: Learn new and exciting facts about some of the creepy crawlies that live in Gulf State Park. This program is suited for people of all ages and allows you to get up close and personal with some unique insects. Meet at the Ed. Bldg. for this program.

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

Tuesday 8/28

10:00AM – Guided Pier Walk: Meet at the GSP Fishing Pier concession stand for a 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.

12:15PM - Navigating by the Stars: The Sextant and High Noon –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 Ed. Bldg. for this program.

2:00PM – Radical Raptors: Meet at the Ed. Bldg. 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!!!

Wednesday 8/29

10:00AM – Video: Secret Life of Birds: Episode 1 – Dawn Chorus (29 min.) A bird’s life in Wales must seem the most pleasant existence you could every wish for. What could possibly be better than being on a perch singing happily all day without a worry in the world? Follow host and wildlife expert Iolo Williams as he explores the behavior of birds.  Meet at the Ed. Bldg. for this presentation

2:00PM – Video: Secret Life of Birds: Episode 2 – Feathering the Nest (29 min.) Host and wildlife expert Iolo Williams studies the breeding and nesting behavior of birds including the amazing courtship displays of great crested grebes, the impressive sky dance of hen harriers and how nuthatches use mud like cement to prepare their nests.  Meet at the Ed. Bldg. for this presentation.

6:30PM – SUMMER WEDNESDAY @ the Camp Store Pavilion: Bible/Singing/Prayer.

8:00PM FACING THE GIANT: FREE MOVIE with popcorn and drinks. Bring your own camp chairs. Provided by Gulf Area Resort Ministries.

Thursday 8/30

10:00AM – Video: Secret Life of Birds: Episode 3 – Living on the Edge (29 min.) Host and wildlife expert Iolo Williams explores the survival challenges that bird’s encounter which includes a dramatic scene in which a sparrow hawk seizes the moment to attack a wood pigeon’s nest.  Meet at the Ed. Bldg. for this presentation

2:00PM – Video: Secret Life of Birds: Episode 4 – Living with Us (29 min.) Host and wildlife expert Iolo Williams reveals how birds have adapted to living alongside humans, making use of buildings, parks and gardens and even the waste we throw away, explaining how one of the most notorious urban birds, the gull, thrives so well in these areas. Meet at the Ed. Bldg. for this presentation

Friday 8/31

10:00AM – Video: Secret Life of Birds: Episode 5 – Designed for a Welsh Life (29 min.) Host and wildlife expert Iolo Williams explores bird design – their ability to fly, the way their beaks are designed, and how their color and camouflage enables them to live in many different habitats. Meet at the Ed. Bldg. for this presentation

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