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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“bay side” (51 reviews)
“tent camping” (12 reviews)
“rv sites” (8 reviews)
14901 FM 3005, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554
+1 409-737-1222

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed in a tent on the bay side. The restrooms were very clean, air conditioned, large, and had soap. All of these items are important when camping. The beach was easy to access. The park is a short drive to the center of Galveston...More

Thank Janice V
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a nice destination park to base your explorations if Galveston Island out of. It would have received a perfect grade if they only had sewer connections at the RV sites, and just a bit more space between the sites. We were lucky enough...More

Thank TX-Travl R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the state park to spend some time on a beach. The only thing to keep in mind if you plan on going here is the beach is not free. When we were there it was $5 a person. The registration place is very...More

2  Thank Salli W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

State park is $5 person, nice beach, and enjoyed the day. Not sure if there is a benefit to the beach, other than it is a state park. You can go to many beaches for free. However, nice day and worth doing.

Thank melscar_2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We camped here in our RV for a weekend family getaway. We stayed on the beach side and found the spots to be adequate with decent prices ($25/night). You get water and electrical hookups and there is a nearby restroom/shower building that is fairly new....More

1  Thank MamaLikesToTravel16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we are staying in a hotel in Galveston, we always make sure to visit the state park. The beach is on the west end of the island, quiet and safe. There are restrooms and showers available. One the bay side, plenty of wildlife for...More

Thank Bobbie E
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Well maintained park reasonably separated from densely populated beach communities. We has a peaceful afternoon there. Mostly couples or families on beach. Larger groups in picnic areas behind dunes. Don't forget that alcohol consumption is prohibited in park and on the beach, as are all...More

2  Thank porter_osborne
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We enjoy visiting state and national parks so of course we wanted to check this one out. However, when we arrived it didn't appear there was anything to see, so we didn't even get out of the car. I wouldn't waste my time.

1  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 8 May 2017

While travelling for business, I chose to save some money on a hotel and cross out a bucket-list item by camping on the beach. While the campsites are over a dune from the water, it was close enough. The campsites are very nice, and the...More

2  Thank IndianaPriest
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The beaches have under gone extensive renovation since the last hurricane. They are dredged daily and there is hardly any trash making for a nice experience

1  Thank travelguru1212
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What are some tent camping tips on the bay side?
19 June 2017|
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
is the turtle walk at a certain time? I am guessing the turtles are on the beach at a certain time of the day.
19 July 2016|
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Response from Louisa V | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure of the time either. You might want to call or see if they have a schedule on their website. They have such a great park, good luck.
Rebekah F
Will there be an Easter sunrise service on Easter Sunday?
22 March 2016|
Response from KVAMPBELLA | Reviewed this property |
Best to call them direct. I dont know about the park having a service but there is an annual sunrise service on the beach at 45th and seawall every year.