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Galveston Island State Park

14901 FM 3005, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554
409-737-1222
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Ranked #28 of 48 Attractions in Galveston
Type: State Parks
Activities: Swimming, Camping, Hiking, Birdwatching
Description: Historic park offering camping, hiking, bird watching, biking and swimming.
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Grapevine, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My family and I picked up some TERRIFIC sandwiches from the Board Game Sub Shop and took off on the ferry for the Island. While the ferry wait was ridiculous, it was worth taking. We enjoyed watching dolphins, pelicans, seagulls, and the refreshing view. Upon arrival we exited and found a nice little spot for a picnic and to explore... More

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Houston, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

There were 2...only 2 toilets in a portable building. One was stopped up. across the trail, there were 2 port-a-potties which were also disgusting. The beach smelled awful because they do not clear away the seaweed. We had to walk to the city side to have a place to set chairs and get away from the smell. When I said... More

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Waxahachie, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My wife and I love travelling to the different State Parks around Texas and were excited to visit our first state park on the beach. Very easy to navigate and get to. But once we walked onto the beach, we were knee deep in brown nasty smelling seaweed. Not much park personnel can do about it obviously but it was... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
42 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Nice quiet park - not too much activity but a good place to go to for a nice walk. you can go for a kayak ride or just sit by the beach.

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Magnolia, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I camped here this weekend with my son's Boy Scout troop and we all had a great time. It is clear they are making nice progress recovering from Hurricane Ike. We camped on the bay side and particularly enjoyed the brand new, air conditioned bathroom. The campsites were spacious and grassy. There were wooden bins at each site to store... More

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Galveston, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Tucked away on the West End, unobtrusively, is a small State Park. Until you enter the grounds, you may not even be aware of it. On the Bay Side there is kayaking, a Discovery Center, hiking, then cross over to the Gulf Side and there you have a totally different experience! Both sides of the Park are a must experience!... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had been wanting to go back to Galveston Island State Park for a few years. We've been there 5 or 6 times before and really enjoyed it. But this time was very disappointing, in fact we left two days early even though we had already paid for our camping space. First of all, since the hurricane, the surf is... More

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I return to this campground every year for vacation. The rates are cheap, park is clean & the staff were all super nice. It stays booked in the summer so make your reservations as far in advance as possible. The only problems I had at this park during my stay were the tent campers practically set up camp inside the... More

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San Antonio, Tx
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Other than all the seaweed, we really enjoyed ourselves. The water is shallow a long ways out. The kids played with the hermit crabs (lots of them ). There weren't many waves like we like but It was peaceful and relaxing.

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Houston
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The park is clean, quiet and they have airconditioned bathrooms!! That blew my mind. We become beach bums in the summer time, and now that I've bought a pop up camper, we get to stay over night. The staff was courteous and helpful in checking us in. We felt safe in the park, and we had a comfortable stay.

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