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Galveston Island State Park

Address: 14901 FM 3005, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554
Phone Number: 409-737-1222
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Ranked #27 of 88 things to do in Galveston
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Swimming, Camping, Hiking, Birdwatching
Owner description: Historic park offering camping, hiking, bird watching, biking and swimming.
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Swimming, Camping, Hiking, Birdwatching
Owner description: Historic park offering camping, hiking, bird watching, biking and swimming.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

$5 per person to enter. Worth it! Changing rooms, restrooms, outdoor showers, gift shop etc. Very well maintained and less crowded than the east end beaches. Trails across road from main office thru the wetlands for hiking (did not go so not sure how much there is)... the beach is decent for shelling.. not so much u need to watch... More 

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Dallas
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103 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went to the beach area and saw very few people on this beautiful beach. Nice facilities which I will come back to.

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Longmont, Colorado
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84 reviews 84 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

it may have been the time of year or day, but we were very disappointed by the lack of birds here. We had much better birding at Anahuac wildlife preserve. As a matter of fact the only bird we got in the Galveston park was a white tailed kite. Which was a new bird for us, so the $15 dollar... More 

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Peyton, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This state park is a hidden jewel. The facilities are well thought-through, a good balance between the needs of the wildlife and the needs of The People. Good hiking trails of just about any length. Be sure to wear shoes you don't mind getting wet, as some of the trails are a little soggy.

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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We always enjoy going to the beach and the state parks are out go to beach area. You have to pay of course but you have bathrooms and outdoor showers to rinse off with. They are clean and great for relaxing and listening to the waves and enjoying family time as well. Go on down!

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Sugar Land, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We will only stay at this park if we can get a spot on the beach. The beach is very close to the campsites, and there are definitely fewer people on this beach than there are closer to town. Be aware that not all of the beach side camping areas (there are three) have full restroom facilities. Also, the mosquitoes... More 

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Rexburg, Idaho
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

If you are simply looking to get out of the city for a while, this place is great! Everyone enjoys a nice stroll on the beach, but they also have some nice hiking trails and such to get a view into local wildlife. However Galveston is not really the place to go if your looking for a tropical getaway. Head... More 

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Key West, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

first time to go here for drive and we have enjoy the amazing scenic view of the beach,very nice weather,great place in Galveston,highly recommended!

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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We camp here often. It's a short drive, an easy getaway- the park is close to all the activites but far enough for peaceful stroll on the beach. You can hear the water hitting against the sand at night. The staff are friendly, and accommodating to guests. They have activities, but you don't have to join, you an do your... More 

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Floresville
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Our second trip to the State Park and the first since restoration after Hurricane Ike. Beautiful fall weather; cool mornings and warm, clear days on Sat & Sun. New RR still had the fragrant aroma of cedar; very nice and roomy. Office personnel were very accommodating and nice compared to some other State Parks we have visited.

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