Gulf State Park

Weekly Activities

Saturday 8/17

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 — 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.

Sunday 8/18

10:00 AM — Camper Devotion:  Meet at the pavilion beside the Camp Store (non-denominational & casual). For a more comfortable seat, bring a camp chair.

 

2:00 PM — 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.

Monday 8/19

 

10:00 – Nature Time: Come to the Nature Center and learn about a variety of different creatures who call the park home!

 

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.

Tuesday 8/20

1:00 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.

 

2:30 PM — Nature Time: Come to the Nature Center and learn about a variety of different creatures who call the park home!

 

Sunset — Dive-In Movie: Registered campground and cabin guests are invited to float in the Park Pool for a family friendly movie starting at sundown. Bring your own floats or buy one when you get there! Snacks will be for sale.

 

8:30 PM — Stargazing at the Pier: Meet at the foot of the Pier near the bronze turtle for a guided exploration of the sky, stars, planets and constellations. Weather dependent. 

Wednesday 8/21

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 wildlife in the water and around the pier.

 

2:00 PM — 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. 

 

7:30 PM — Camper Devotion:  Meet at the pavilion beside the Camp Store (non-denominational & casual). For a more comfortable seat, bring a camp chair. Followed by the movie, “Facing the Giants”, at 8:00 PM!

 Thursday 8/22

10:00 AM — 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. 10:00 AM

 

1:00 PM — Pirates of Perdido Bay: Come to the Education Building to hear exciting tales of the local pirates who traversed the Gulf of Mexico in search of treasure!

Friday 8/23

10:00 AM 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!!!

 

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.