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Galveston Island State Park

14901 Fm 3005, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554
+1 409-737-1222
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Half-Day Private Fishing Trip from Galveston
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Historic park offering camping, hiking, bird watching, biking and swimming.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“bay side” (53 reviews)
“tent camping” (12 reviews)
“rv sites” (9 reviews)
14901 Fm 3005, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554
+1 409-737-1222

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly ranger. Busy office even this low season. Firewood for a donation. Clean shelters. Easy back in level sites. Not wilderness for sure, noise from traffic on nearby highway can be heard. Cars can be seen driving. Blue flashing lights from a highway patrolman giving...More

Thank John2Mary
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park has two locations, at both side of the street. It's not far from the houses. We drove to the one with the birding area. The entrance fee is $ 5,00 / person. The park is not really big but we saw a lot...More

Thank Solodam J
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Great experience at this beach with our two small children. The parking lot is close to the beach. The beach is pretty shallow. Cars are not allowed on the beach. There are bathrooms and showers. Also some picnic tables off the beach. It's paid parking...More

Thank Monique G
Reviewed 18 September 2017

this park has birding trails, a nature center, picknic tables, clean bathrooms, lovely beach and beautiful sea shells. Two sides of the park, the beach side and the bay side, please check out both!

Thank marcy_hanson
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Yes, you can use the beach and camping facilities (but there's plenty of alternatives) but, if you are looking for wildlife, this can be good on some days. Maybe it's a matter of luck but this can be a worthwhile spot for finding migrating birds...More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 27 August 2017

My wife and I stopped in and slowly walked around this park. It is very quiet and relaxing because it is not very busy. I will come back and bring the kayaks because the waters on the mainland side of the island are very calm....More

1  Thank Adam C
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the beach for the day and had a wonderful time. The beach was clean with no trash or seaweed. There is a great row of picnic tables behind the dunes, and a rinse shower and changing area.

1  Thank sstrauss0930
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We have visited Galveston a couples in the winter however this is the first time we have visited in the summer in July. We stayed at the Seascape Condo (unit# 1305) which was very nice. The private beach access was nice however the beach area...More

Thank brenda n
Reviewed 12 August 2017

On a trip to Houston we drove to Galveston for the day to check out the Gulf. It was windy and the waves were rolling in on the beach pretty good. Water water really murky - alot of suspended sand in the water. We walked...More

Thank lhousesoccer
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great fun for family even if you are not camping there. Reasonably priced $5 pp for a whole day at the park...cant beat that.

Thank Donna D
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Rod H
13 August 2017|
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Response from ymceight | Reviewed this property |
Dogs on leash are allowed in campground. Call park for details on paths, etc.
19 June 2017|
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Response from I969RBmariag | Reviewed this property |
there are 2 type of sites on the bay, one with water and electricity (for RVs) and the other only water for tents. The one for tents are big spaces and there is a very nice, new and clean bathrooms. Just bring insect... More