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.
2:00PM – 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.
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 – 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.
10:00AM – Video: The Gathering Swarms: (60 min.) Check out some of the planet’s great gatherings, creatures that come together in inconceivable numbers – bats, bees, and numerous insects. Some gather to breed, some to migrate, others gather for protection. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.
2:00PM – 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.
10:00AM - Camper Devotion: Meet at the Camp Store Pavilion (non-denominational & casual)
The Nature Center is Closed on Sundays
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.
9:00AM - 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.
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.
9:00AM – 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 – 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.
2:00PM – 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.
10:00AM – Radical Raptors: Come to the Nature Center 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!!!
2:00PM – 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.
10:00AM – 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.
2:00PM – Video: Birds of the Gods: (60 Min.) The island of New Guinea in the South Pacific is home to the “Birds of Paradise”. The indigenous people revered them as sacred ancestors and powerful spirits. Follow a young team of scientists as the find and film these breath taking birds. Come to the GSP Education Building to view this video.
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