Gulf State Park Weekly Activities

Pickleball: Meet at the Pickleball Courts. (Paddles free to checkout at Camp Store.) Everyday at 10:00 AM.

Horseshoes: Meet at the Horseshoe Courts. (Bring your own horseshoes or borrow from Camp Store.) Monday – Saturday at 9:00 AM

Saturday 2/23

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 – 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. 

Sunday 2/24

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

6:00 PM – Euchre: Meet your friends and neighbors for a fun night of games in the Act. Bldg.

The Nature Center is Closed on Sundays

Monday 2/25

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

9:00 AM—Prime Time Fitness: Meet in the Act. 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 Bldg. for this presentation about American Alligators.

2:00 PM ­– Radical Raptors - The Red-Tailed Hawk- Come to the Nature Center to meet Hawkeye the Red-Tailed Hawk and learn why he is a RADICAL RAPTOR!!!

6:00 PM – Beginner Euchre: Learn to play Euchre or come for some fun. Meet in the Act. Bldg.

6:30PM—Monday Night Movies: War Room – ‘A seemingly perfect family looks to fix their problems with the help of Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman.’ Meet in the Education Building to see this free movie sponsored by Gulf Area Resort Ministries.

Tuesday 2/26

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

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.

2:00 PM Dolphins of Alabama – Come to the Education Building to learn about the different species of dolphins found in the Gulf of Mexico and how these intelligent and captivating mammals survive in their marine environment.

7:00 PM—Open Mic Music: Join us in the Act. Bldg. 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 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 2/27

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

9:00 AM – Prime Time Fitness: Meet in the Act. Bldg.

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.  

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

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!!!

6:30 PM—Fun Bingo: Come to the Act. Bldg. to meet new and old friends for a fun night of Bingo.  Please bring a wrapped $1 gift.

Thursday 2/28

9:00 AM – Yoga: All levels are welcome. Bring a mat and meet in the Act. Bldg.

10:00 AM — 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.

10:30 AM – Ukulele: Join with other ukulele players for a weekly music session. All levels welcome, playing tips provided for beginners. Meet at the Act. Bldg.

12:30 PM— Navigational Triangle: Meet in the Education Building for part 4 of a 4 class series to learn about the Navigational Triangle and its functional use in finding position.

6:00 PM—Game Night: Meet in the Act. Bldg. Bring your own games or enjoy games provided by others.

Friday 3/1

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

9:00 AM – Prime Time Fitness: Meet in the Act. Bldg.

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

10:00 AM — Video: Cara the Sea Turtle: (30 min.)  Join Cara as she leaves her family's nest for a trip across the Atlantic!  Cara must outwit a hungry shark, find just the right food, and get the perfect place to nap.  Then one day, Cara's instincts tell her she must return home.  Learn the secrets of Cara's mission in this thrilling adventure!  Suitable for young viewers. 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