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Galveston Island State Park

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Address: 14901 FM 3005, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554
Phone Number: 409-737-1222
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Activities: Birdwatching, Camping, Swimming, Hiking
Description: Historic park offering camping, hiking, bird watching, biking and swimming.

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Beach, nature and birds - that's what it is all about

Easy to locate. Can spend a half a day or full day here. Cost per person is $5 that you pay for at the rangers' building - and can also pick up a brochure on the driving tour of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Tomball, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Our friend rented The Stewart House for one night for our senior kids' weekend trip away. We were stunned by the amount of room and space in this house. The cleanliness, the size of the bathrooms, the new washer/dryer were a great convenience. The antique and classic woodwork (we assumed was original) were beautiful. The screened in back porch (very... More 

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Toronto
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59 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The staff here were not particularly pleasant or helpful, there is no signage at all to help find the rather short, muddly and generally uninteresting trails. Better to save the $5 each and just watch the birds from the beach, which is free.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Easy to locate. Can spend a half a day or full day here. Cost per person is $5 that you pay for at the rangers' building - and can also pick up a brochure on the driving tour of points of interest. There is a parking lot, restrooms and changing rooms at the walkway to the beach that are pretty... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Beach was easy to find. Cost is $5 a person. Plenty of parking and there wasn't a lot of people there. There are several changing rooms as well as two restrooms big enough to change in as well. Water was nice. Hardly any sand I thought there would be more. I bought a kite at the kite store. Owner was... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It was the first sunny day after I don't know how many cloudy, rainy days. We went to the beach at GISP. It was wonderful. The sand is not white. The sand is not soft or fluffy. But it is a beach and the sun was shining and there was an ocean and it was a beautiful day. Even on... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Bring your kayak and paddle around the park. Bring your binoculars and camera and you can watch for birds and other animals in the park. There are viewing platforms around.

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Westminster, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We just had time to fish one day of our 5-day trip, so chose here so we didn't have to buy an out-of-state fishing license. Staff at the HQ was very nice. (We even got a T-shirt there!) It was a great place to fish, also, because you can fish the beach-side or just a very short drive away is... More 

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Roseate Spoonbills! Black bellied whistling ducks! Depending on your time of visiting I'm sure you'll be amazed. We loved camping on the Sea side, the place needs re-building as it is still recovering from a not-too-recent hurricane. But the site is great. Loved driving by working cattle to get to the park. Needs better signage.

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Kalamazoo
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Each person must pay $5.00 to get into the park. This fee includes the ability to fish without buying a Florida fishing license. You may go to both the ocean side or the bay side of the park. On the bay side there are walking trails and lots of waterways for kayaking. Worth your money.

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League City, Texas
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I have been visiting Galveston Island State Park for the past few weeks with my little boy (4yrs) and I have to say that we have been really enjoying our time spent at this nice, well kept, facility. The staff is extremely nice people and run a very professional outfit. The grounds are well kept, the facilities like the restrooms... More 

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