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.

 

Wednesday 12/5

8:00AM—Early Bird Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

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

10:00 AM– 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.

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.

Thursday 12/6

9:00AM— Pine Needle Basketry: Meet at the Nature Center Education Building for a demonstration on pine needle basket making and learn how you can make one of these beautiful baskets.

2:00PM— Video: Webs of Intrigue: (45min.) Enter the world of spiders as these creatures become expert weavers and consummate hunters. Learn how these master of adaptation survive in the wild. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

Friday 12/7

8:00AM—Early Bird Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

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

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.

2:00 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.

Saturday 12/8

10:00 AM – 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 GSP Education Building for this program.

2:00 PM – Radical Raptors - The Eastern Screech Owl- Come to the Nature Center to meet Archimedes an Eastern Screech Owl and learn why she is a RADICAL RAPTOR!!!

Sunday 12/9

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

The Nature Center is Closed on Sundays

Monday 12/10

8:00 AM—Early Bird Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

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

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

10:00 AM— 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 - from warthogs and proboscis monkeys to bull elephant seals - are also the most fascinating.   A stunning variety of these ghastly yet glorious forms are explored in NATURE’s The Beauty of Ugly.  Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

2:00 PM— 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 Education Building for this program and weather permitting join our Naturalists to hunt for some of the unusual inhabitants to our park.

Tuesday 12/11

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

9:00 AM – Pickleball: Meet at the courts for open play!

12:15 PM - 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.

7:30 PM- 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 12/12

8:00 AM—Early Bird Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

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

10:00 AM— Guided Pier Walk: Meet at the GSP Fishing Pier for a free guided tour. Learn some amazing facts about the pier and the various wild life you can see at the pier.

2:00 PM— Video: The Loneliest Animals: This amazing video follows the plight of some incredible, charismatic creatures and the struggles of the dedicated conservationists who fight for them.  Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

Thursday 12/13

10:00 AM – 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.

2:00 PM – Radical Raptors - The Barred Owl- Come to the Nature Center to meet Sherlock the Barred Owl and learn why she is a RADICAL RAPTOR!!!

Friday 12/14

8:00 AM—Early Bird Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

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

10:00 AM – Talk About Turtles!  Come to the Education Building to learn some of the interesting things about the turtles that you can find around Gulf State Park including the protected Gopher Tortoise.

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 available in the Campground Parking Lot near the Tennis Courts. 

Please DO NOT put plastic grocery bags in recycle