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 11/15

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.

2:00PM— 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!!!

Friday 11/16

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

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

10:00AM— Guided Nature Walk on Gulf Oak Ridge: Meet our park guide at the entrance (in the parking lot) of Gulf Oak Ridge and explore one of the trails in Gulf State Park.  Bring binoculars if you have them. We have some to share.

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 11/17

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.

2:00PM— Prescribed Burns: One tool that foresters use to maintain healthy habitats is controlled burning of overgrown areas. As one of the most important natural agents of change, fire plays a vital role in maintaining certain ecosystems. Meet our Naturalist in the Education Building to learn the details of why and how prescribed burning is utilized in Gulf State Park.

Sunday 11/18

The Nature Center is Closed on Sundays.

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

Monday 11/19

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

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

10:00AM—Video: Gus the Alligator: (30 min.)  Join young Gus as he makes his way through miles of swamp in pursuit of his dream - to live with his crocodile cousins along the ocean coast. Suitable   for young viewers. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

2:00PM— 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!!!

Tuesday 11/20

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

11:00AM—Outdoor Holiday Card Workshop: Meet in the Ed. Bldg. to learn how you can participate in decorating the Campground during the holidays by making an outdoor holiday card for your campsite.

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.

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.

7:30PM—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 11/21

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

10:00AM 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.

2:00PM—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.

Thursday 11/22

The Nature Center will be closed on Thanksgiving. 

Friday 11/23

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

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

10:00AM— 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.

1:00 PM— Video: Is That Skunk?: (60 min.) We find them in the evening digging through our garbage, hiding under our houses, or walking through our yards, streets, and parks. Skunks seem perfectly adapted to life around us. But we are less comfortable around them, for fear of their potent spray. But what do we really know about these infamous black and white creatures?  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