Gulf State Park

Weekly Activities

Gulf State Park has reinstated it's daily educational programs. In compliance with CDC recommendations for COVID-19, each program will have a limited capacity and space is on a first come first serve basis. Masks are required to enter the Nature Center and attend indoor programs. Please call the Nature Center at (251) 948 7275 ext. 2093 for any questions.

 

The Nature Center is open Monday - Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM with a limited occupancy of nine people at a time.

The Nature Center is closed on Sundays.

 

Virtual educational programming from park naturalists can be found on our official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GulfStatePark/

 

Gulf State Park Weekly Activities
To keep our guests and staff safe during this pandemic, we are practicing social distancing for all our programs.

Space for programs is now limited and will be granted on a first come first serve basis.

No entry allowed after the designated start time of the program.

 

MASK ORDINANCE IN EFFECT

A mask must be worn at all times when within six feet of a person from another household in any of the following places: in an indoor space open to the general public, a vehicle operated by a transportation service, or an outdoor public space where ten or more people are gathered. For more information visit https://governor.alabama.gov/ .

In observance of this mask ordinance, the Nature Center and Education Building will not permit entry without a mask.

 

Sunday 1/17

The Nature Center is Closed on Sundays.

10:00 AM — Camper Devotion:  Meet at covered porch of the Nature Center or below that at the Amphitheater. Non-denominational & casual.

Monday 1/18

9:00 AM —Prime Time Fitness: Meet at the Camp Store Pavilion. This will take place outdoors; please dress accordingly. Inclement weather will result in cancellation.

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

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 Nature Center for this presentation about shells and other items you can find on our beaches. 

Tuesday 1/19

9:00 AM – Ladies Social (Distancing) and Crafts: Meet in the Education Building next to the Nature Center to work on your project or come learn a new one with like-minded ladies.

11:00 AM — Constellations: Find your way through the night sky by learning how to locate constellations! Come to the Nature Center for this stellar program!

1:00 PM — Dolphins of Alabama: Come to the Learning Campus 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.

Wednesday 1/20

9:00 AM — Prime Time Fitness: Meet at the Camp Store Pavilion. This will take place outdoors; please dress accordingly. Inclement weather will result in cancellation.

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

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. Come to the Learning Campus for this program!

2:00 PM — Guided Tour of Gulf State Park Pier: Join our Naturalists as they guide you on an exclusive tour of the Pier while it is closed and undergoes repairs. Experience the history and excitement of this landmark! Registration by 1/19 is required for this event: to request a registration form, email cindy.langston@dcnr.alabama.gov or call (251) 948-7275, press 02, then ext. 2101. Ages 18 & older. $3 per person.

 Thursday 1/21

8:30 AM — Yoga: (60 min.) All levels are welcome. Bring a mat, water bottle, and meet at the covered porch of the Nature Center.

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM — Pine Needle Basketry @ the Learning Campus: Learn the art of making beautiful pine needle baskets and revel in the history of this amazing skill. Registration is required and space is limited. Please sign up at the Nature Center by 1/19. There is a $5 fee due at the time of sign-up. Please bring a mask for when the instructor will need to demonstrate certain techniques within 6 feet of participants.

1:00 PM — Journey Through the Solar System: Explore our solar system and learn amazing facts about the unique planets! Meet in the Nature Center for this program.

4:00 PM — Mug & Muffin Ladies Bible Study: Meet at the Education Building next to the Nature Center to study the Book of Esther for the month of January, led by Joy DuPrey.

Friday 1/22

9:00 AM —Prime Time Fitness: Meet at the Camp Store Pavilion. This will take place outdoors; please dress accordingly. Inclement weather will result in cancellation.

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

10:00 AM — Hurricane Sally Slide Show: Come to the Nature Center to learn about the devastation Gulf State Park and the community experienced from Hurricane Sally on September 16th, 2020. Join our Naturalist as they show photos of the aftermath, share the stories, and explain our ongoing road to recovery.

2:00 PM — Hurricane Sally Slide Show (REPEAT): Come to the Nature Center to learn about the devastation Gulf State Park and the community experienced from Hurricane Sally on September 16th, 2020. Join our Naturalist as they show photos of the aftermath, share the stories, and explain our ongoing road to recovery.

Saturday 1/23

2:00 PM — Guided Tour of Gulf State Park Pier: Join our Naturalists as they guide you on an exclusive tour of the Pier while it is closed and undergoes repairs. Experience the history and excitement of this landmark! Registration by 1/22 is required for this event: to request a registration form, email cindy.langston@dcnr.alabama.gov or call (251) 948-7275, press 02, then ext. 2101. Ages 18 & older. $3 per person.