Gulf State Park  Activities 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 10/11

10:00AM – Guided Beach Walk at the Pier: Meet at bronze sea turtle at the Gulf State Park Fishing Pier to learn all about our coastal ecosystem.  Then, meander along the shore, with our guide, looking for shells and learn about some of the local sea life found in the Gulf of Mexico.

2:00PM – 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 Education Building for this presentation about shells and other items you can find on our beaches.

Friday 10/12

10:00AM – 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.

2:00PM– Discovering Sea Turtles:  Discover the amazing Sea Turtles found in the Gulf of Mexico and nest on the beaches in Alabama. Learn about the exciting work done by the volunteers of “Share the Beach” as they search for nests along the Alabama Gulf coast and monitor the hatching of sea turtle nests. Come to the Education Building for this program.

Saturday 10/13

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

Sunday 10/7

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

The Nature Center is Closed on Sundays

Monday 10/8

10:00AM – Video: Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air: (50 min.) Hummingbirds are the tiniest of birds, yet they are some of the toughest, most energetic creatures on the planet.  These birds spend most their lives in fast forward, but now - high speed video lets us enter their world.  Meet at the GSP Education Building 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 Nature Center for this presentation about American Alligators.

Tuesday 10/9

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 Nature Center for this presentation about shells and other items you can find on our beaches.

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 10/10

Come by and visit the Nature Center!

Thursday 10/11

10:00AM – Video: An Original Duckumentary: (60 min) Ducks are true originals. They waddle, glide, dive, and dabble. Their feathers shimmer with dazzling hues. In this Nature video, you will learn about some of the most spectacular species of ducks. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

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.

Friday 10/12

10:00AM – Video: Fabulous Frogs: (60 min) Journey on a wonderful trip through the weird and wonderful world of frogs. Learn about their bizarre behavior, anatomy, appearance, and more.  Through cutting-edge technology, you will get a glimpse into some of the most unusual life stories of frogs. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

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 10/13

10:00AM – Video: Invasion of the Giant Python: Florida’s Everglades National Park is one of the last great wildlife refuges in the U.S.  But the park has become a dumping ground for tens of thousands of Burmese pythons. Pythons have moved into their new home with a vengeance, thriving in the protected wilderness and disrupting its delicate ecosystem. Follow scientists and snake hunters as they study the problem and try to find solutions to the growing crisis.  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