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.

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.

Saturday 12/15

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

2:00 PM – 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 GSP Education Building for this program.

6:00 PM – Christmas Caroling! All are welcome to the amphitheater by the Nature Center for an evening of Christmas carols. Come and join in the singing or enjoy listening!

Sunday 12/16

The Nature Center is Closed on Sundays.

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

Monday 12/17

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— 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: 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.

Tuesday 12/18

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! Beginners NEEDED, paddles available for free checkout at camp store.

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.

7:00 PM—Music Jam Session: Join us in the Activities Building for an evening of fun and music.  This is open to anyone who wants to get together and play music. Bring an instrument or just come to listen.

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 12/19

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: Natural Diversity: This discovering Alabama video shows that although the state’s coastal area is relatively small in size, it is diverse in natural qualities: rivers, bays, swamps, marshes, and beaches, as well as resident plant and animal species. Dr. Phillips is joined by local naturalists and wildlife officials in a tour of the region. 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.

Thursday 12/20

10:00 AM – 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, NOVA gets up close and personnel with this astonishing, brainy invertebrate. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

2:00 PM – 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. 

3:30 PM—Belingrath Gardens Trip: Must sign up at RV Registration. $40/person includes transportation, meal, & gardens. Meet at Camp Store Parking Lot.

Friday 12/21

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: Born Wild - The First Days of Life: (50 min.)  Across the animal kingdom, some of the most essential lessons - and the most extreme challenges - occur in the first moments of life. Understandably, the process of birthing and raising young is one of the most stressful experiences an animal can endure. And it is in these very trials that the most extraordinary glimpses of life in the wild come to light. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

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