Gulf State Park Activities Schedule
List of activity ideas to do while you are staying in the park in addition to our weekly activity 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.
Barefoot Believers Kid’s Camp-Tues. 5/29 thru Fri. 6/1 - 9:00–10:30AM - Meet at the Camp Store Pavilion. Make new friends! Play games! Have fun! Free event by Gulf Area Resort Ministries.
9:00AM – 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 GSP. Bring binoculars if you have them. We have some to share.
2:00PM – Bats - The King of Caves: Bats are a primary predator of beetles, moths, leafhoppers, and other insects that costs farmers and foresters billions of dollars each year. Meet at the Education Building for this presentation about bats.
9:00AM – Guided Beach Walk at the Pavilion: Meet our Park guide at the GSP Beach Pavilion near the fireplace and learn all about coastal ecosystem. Then, meander along the shore with our guide looking for shells and learn about some of the local sea life. It costs $6.00 per vehicle to park at the Beach Pavilion for the day but is free to all guest staying in the Park with your windshield pass
2:00PM – Snake Encounters: Visit the Ed. Bldg. 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.
10:00AM – Frogs and Toads: Do you know the difference between frogs and toads? Hop on over to the Education Building to learn about the native frogs and toads in Gulf State Park.
2:00PM – 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 Ed. Bldg. for this presentation about American Alligators.
10:00AM - Camper Devotion: Meet in the Ed. Bldg. (non-denominational & casual)
2:00PM – 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. And it is in these very trials that the most extraordinary glimpses of life in the wild come to light. Meet at the GSP Ed. Bldg. for this program.
Remember our Fallen Soldiers On Memorial Day
9:00AM – Guided Nature Walk on Eagle Loop Trail: Meet our park guide at Eagle Loop (near the Golf Course) to catch a glimpse Bald Eagle’s nest. Bring binoculars if you have them. We have a few to share.
2:00PM – Radical Raptors: Come to the Nature Center to see our resident raptors. Learn about our Red Tailed Hawk, Eastern Screech Owl, Great Horned Owl, and Barred Owl, and see why they are RADICAL RAPTORS!!!
9:00AM – Guided Beach Walk at the Pier: Meet at bronze sea turtle at the GSP Fishing Pier to learn all about our coastal ecosystem and meander along the shore, with our guide, looking for shells and learn about some of the local sea life found in the Gulf of Mexico.
2:00PM – Geo Caching 101: Geocaching is a world-wide treasure hunt that combines a little bit of technology with exploring the great outdoors. Come to the Education Building with a handheld GPS or Smartphone to learn the basic of Geo Caching. You will than have the opportunity to apply the skills you have learned to locate caches around the park.
8:30PM- Moon Gazing at the Pier: Meet at the foot of the Pier near the turtle for a guided exploration of the Moon. Weather dependent.
9:00AM – Guided Pier Walk: Meet at the Gulf State Park Fishing Pier concession stand for a free guided tour along the pier. Learn some amazing facts about the pier. You will also get a chance to see the wildlife living in the water and around the pier.
2:00PM – It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, No It’s a Dragonfly: Come and explore the wonderful world of dragonflies. This amazing insect’s life cycle and its surprising hunting abilities make it one-of-a-kind. Would you want to be a butterfly in a world of dragonflies? Come to the Education Building to learn why you should chose to be a dragonfly.
2:00PM – Discovering Sea Turtles: Discover the amazing Sea Turtles found in the Gulf of Mexico and nest on the beaches in Alabama. Learn about the exciting work done by the volunteers of “Share the Beach” as they search for nests along the Alabama Gulf coast and monitor the hatching of sea turtle nests. Come to the Education Building for this program.
9:00AM – Guided Nature Walk on Gulf Oak Ridge: Meet our park guide at the Gulf Oak Ridge Trailhead and explore one of the trails in Gulf State Park. Bring binoculars if you have them. We have some to share.
2:00PM – 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