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.

 

Friday 6/23

 8:30 – 10:00 AM - Barefoot Believers Kid’s Camp: Meet at the Camp Store Pavilion. Make new friends! Play games! Have fun! This Free event hosted by Gulf Area Resort Ministries. 

9:00 AM - 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 along with a handheld GPS or Smartphone. After the class we will apply what you have learned in the campground.

10:00 AM - 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 snake.

11:00 AM- Exploring Coastal Creatures: Meet at the foot of the pier to learn about and get up close with creatures found in Gulf of Mexico.

2:00 PM - 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.  

Saturday 6/24

8:30 AM - Drop in Yoga Class at the Beach Pavilion. $10 drop in fee- Free to our overnight guests.

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.

2:00 PM –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. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.  

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Music at the Pier – Everyone is invited to listen to a live music presentation at “Angler’s at the Pier”.

Sunday 6/25

10:00AM - Camper Devotion:  Meet at the Camp Store Pavilion. (non-denominational & casual)

1:00 PM –Video: The Loneliest Animals: This amazing video follows the plight of some incredible, charismatic creatures and the struggles of the conservationists who fight for them.  Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program. 

Monday 6/26

8:30 – 10:00 AM - Barefoot Believers Kid’s Camp: Meet at the Camp Store Pavilion. Make new friends! Play games! Have fun! This Free event hosted by Gulf Area Resort Ministries.

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.

2:00 PM - Honey Bees and Pollination: Meet at the Nature Center to learn about Honey Bees and why they are so important to the environment.

8:00 PM – Movie Monday: Meet at the Campground Pavilion to watch the movie COURAGOUS. This free movie is sponsored by Gulf Area Resort Ministries. For more information, go to www.courageousthemovie.com  

Tuesday 6/27

Visit the Nature Center to see the myriad of animals that inhabit Gulf State Park.

8:00AM - Pier Fishing 101 (First Session): -Beginner’s course on pier fishing. Learn safety, regulations, how to set up gear, pick bait, and fish from the Gulf State Park Pier. Free program but if you intend to fish please obtain saltwater fishing license in advance.  Purchase online “http://www.outdooralabama.com/ saltwater-recreational-licenses”. Program cancelled in event of lightening.

9:00AM - Pier Fishing 101 (Second Session):  -See above.

8:30 – 10:00 AM - Barefoot Believers Kid’s Camp: Meet at the Camp Store Pavilion.  Make new friends!    Play games! Have fun! This is a Free event hosted by Gulf Area Resort Ministries. 

Wednesday 6/28

8:30 – 10:00 AM - Barefoot Believers Kid’s Camp: Meet at the Camp Store Pavilion.  Make new friends!  Play games! Have fun! This is a Free event hosted by Gulf Area Resort Ministries. 

10:00 AM – Alligator Adventures: Come to the Education Building and see a slide show and learn some interesting facts about this pre-historic creature that can be found in Gulf State Park! We will have a baby alligator on display and you will have an opportunity to touch and/or have your picture taken with the alligator.

11:00 AM — Eco Art: Join us at the Camp Store Pavilion to participate in an art project/craft that highlights a natural aspect of the Park. (New crafts each week.)

2:00 PM -7:00 PM – Artisan Market Come to Lake Shelby were local artists will be displaying their talents. Some works will be available for purchase.

2:00 PM Talk About Turtles!  Come to the Nature Center to meet some of our resident turtles including box turtles and sliders. Learn some of the interesting things about the turtles that you can find around Gulf State Park including the endangered Gopher Tortoise

6:30 PM – Praise @ the Pavilion: Everyone welcome! Meet at Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion for free children’s craft, watermelon, lemonade, and tea.

8:30 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- if stars are not visible program is cancelled for that week.   

Thursday 6/29

Visit the Nature Center to see the myriad of animals that inhabit Gulf State Park.

9:00 AM – Guided Kayaking Tour: Join us at Lake Shelby for a one hour guided kayaking tour to explore the basics of kayaking and a short trip around the lake. $20 includes single kayak, lifejacket. Limited spaces available so please call for reservation. 251-948-7275 dial 9 then ext. 2128  

Friday 6/30

9:00 AM - 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 along with a handheld GPS or Smartphone and learn about this great past-time. After the class we will apply what you have learned in the campground.

10:00 AM - 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 snake.

11:00 AM- Exploring Coastal Creatures: Meet at the foot of the pier to learn about and get up close with creatures found in Gulf of Mexico.

2:00 PM - Wildflowers of Gulf State Park: Gulf State Park is home to a large number of wildflowers. Come to the Education Building to learn about the wildflowers of Gulf State Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gulf State Park Summer 2017 Schedule- this is a tentative schedule and programs are subject to change. Please check our weekly activities schedule for exact scheduling times and details. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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