Gulf State Park Weekly Activities


Beachin’ Eats Food Truck

Buy a delicious breakfast or lunch from this local food truck this week!

Where: Pool/Nature Center Parking Lot

When: June 15th, 17th, 18th, and 20th-22nd 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM



Barefoot Believers Kid’s Camp

Make new friends!  Play games! Have fun! Free event by Gulf Area Resort Ministries.

Where: The pavilion beside the Camp Store

When: Tues. 6/18 thru Fri. 6/21: 9:00AM –10:30AM



Saturday 6/15

9:00 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 — 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 6/16

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 — 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!!!


Monday 6/17

2:00 PM — Carnivorous Plants of Gulf State Park - Come to the Education Building to learn about unique carnivorous plants that have adapted to their environment by eating insects. Our Park Guide will show you examples of these plants and explain how they survive in the poor soils found in bogs and marshes.


6:30 PM — Youth Choir Concert: Enjoy a wonderful group of voices at this free concert. This will be held at the pavilion beside the Camp Store.


Tuesday 6/18

9:00 AM — Guided Nature Walk on Rosemary Dunes: Meet our park guide in the parking lot for the Rosemary Dunes Trail and explore one of the trails in Gulf State Park.  Bring binoculars if you have them, we have some to share.


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.


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 6/19

9:00 AM — Guided Beach Walk at the Pavilion: Meet our Park guide at the Gulf State Park 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.


11:00 AM to 2:00 PM — Campground Summer Sizzle: Celebrate summer with family fun! Enjoy free music, games, and crafts at the pavilion beside the Camp Store. Beachin’ Eats food truck will be there for delicious lunch options!


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 a movie at 8:00 PM!


Thursday 6/20

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


2:30PM — 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.


Friday 6/21

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.