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Galveston Island State Park

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Address: 14901 FM 3005, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554
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+1 409-737-1222
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Historic park offering camping, hiking, bird watching, biking and swimming.

Historic park offering camping, hiking, bird watching, biking and swimming.

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RV camping

Nice park. We used to camp on the beach side before the hurricane wiped out the first row of RV sites. We are on the bay side now. Very quiet. My only complaint is that it's not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Barbara B
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Houston, Texas
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Alpena, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We could watch the water from our motor home and it is a close walk to the beach. I use a walker and it was very convenient for me because the sand was packed down. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Planned on 4 nights, stayed for 6. Beautiful!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There's not much better camping than being under the open sky, looking over the Gulf of Mexico, and having the sound of waves play to us all day and night. The Galveston Island State Park delivers all the right things in Texas-sized servings. Top the natural wonders off with wonderfully warm & informative staff, and you have the making of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice park. We used to camp on the beach side before the hurricane wiped out the first row of RV sites. We are on the bay side now. Very quiet. My only complaint is that it's not full hook ups and there isn't a bathhouse in the RV loop. It's not a big deal to drive to the tent loop... More 

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Wilton Manors, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great getaway from the busy Seawall and Strand area. Nice to see and feel a real beach that you can walk on. Great place to watch the waves, birds, other wildlife and people. Well worth the drive away from the crowds.

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Thank randy s
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fine but nothing special. Rv spaces pretty close together. Nice bay views. Got there after hours. Ranger banged on door in AM and riled up dogs. All to say stop by headquarters to check in. Yeah, we know.

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is on the beach and the bay. The beach is clean and pristine. It has wonderful views of the gulf. The bay side has nature trails and observation towers. We saw a great blue heron from 10 feet away. This is wetlands and boots are best to walk.

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Lima
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Nice local park away from the city of Galveston, but the headquarters staff could hardly be bothered with helping visitors.

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1 Thank Janis857
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We have been camping here for 30 years. I could remember when the park was much larger pre Hurricane Rita. It's still a great Park if you can get in. The staff is always friendly and accommodating. There are three different sections of campgrounds along the beach and two on the Bayside. The bathrooms are clean. One thing I will... More 

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Galveston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Galveston Island State Park is one of those rare gems in the park system. It has many amenities that Every age family member would like.

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1 Thank Mary C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I wait here several times during the summer I like that there's a lot of walking past you can also use a bicycle also a kayak if you wish they have to Observation Tower so you can go to one is only about 100 feet from the road the other one you have to walk about a mile and which... More 

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