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Galveston Island State Park

14901 Fm 3005, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554
+1 409-737-1222
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Historic park offering camping, hiking, bird watching, biking and swimming.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • 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 6 days ago via mobile

Well worth the trip to this reserve to get away from the noise. A quiet wetland area, 10 minutes drive from the beach. Explore the area through small trails to see water birds and if you are lucky the occational alligator. Bring decent hiking shoes...More

Thank Arnt J
Reviewed 1 week ago

I waited to checkout this park till the weather cooled down, to avoid the crowd and bugs. Visited Sunday afternoon and the park was quiet, though I did see the sign that there was no vacancy for camping. After paying for the day use fee...More

Thank 175MOM
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boys went here over the weekend to go crabbing and exploring. Overall, they had a nice hike, fun looking for snakes, and catching crabs. What more could boys ask for?

Thank ritasts
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am positive that I have salt water in my veins. I was at peace here. Just wading in the Gulf was the high point of our 3 week vacation.

Thank Willowkara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great park...absolutely good place for fishing..it’s quite and relaxing place..can also see lots of great migrating birds...perfect to enjoy beauty of nature..beach is also very nice...beautiful white sand...lots of sea shells and clean beach..has facility for taking shower and rest rooms.

Thank Shilpa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Galveston on a warm sunny early November (2017) day. As such, the state park was a wonderful place to go. Its fun to go to. The views are scenic.

Thank mini
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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