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

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

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Great campground to tour the area.

We camped on site 3. The site was a back in, paved and fairly level. Site 3 is very close to the washrooms and showers. There is a covered picnic shelter and easy access to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Pamela H
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Saint Thomas, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I got the beach completely to myself! Not a single piece of trash--Very clean and beautiful. They have bathrooms, rinse off showers and picnic tables but I couldnt find a water fountain (my pug drank all the water I had packed lol) and sadly I never found the hiking trails! No alcohol allowed--If you want to drink just go to... More 

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Thank Amanda P
Saint Thomas, Canada
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63 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We camped on site 3. The site was a back in, paved and fairly level. Site 3 is very close to the washrooms and showers. There is a covered picnic shelter and easy access to the beach. There was a heavy rainstorm when we were there and our site flooded, but the Ranger and park host were out early and... More 

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Thank Pamela H
Kingfield, Maine
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in just to see the beach on a January day. The beach water was dirty but the beach is very natural looking. The lady at the desk in the office was horrid. No humor, no personality and very abrupt. We almost didn't pay the entrance fee and left, but I really wanted to check out the beach for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean grounds. Spacious sites. Shelter with a picnic table at each site. Wide open areas. The state park fee is $5.00 per person per day. Definitely go for the yearly pass. Only complaint is that the bathrooms didn't get cleaned until the day we were leaving.

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Thank Patty N Bob S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach was clean-with the exception of a few seaweeds. Not many people (it was late Dec) enjoyed having that part of the beach mostly to ourselves-we have a park pass and always spend a little time down at the park. They have 2 really nice houses on the Bay side that you can rent-great location on the water-reasonable rates.

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Thank CKCsmile
Kaufman, Texas
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We camped beach side in a pop up camper. We pulled up at dusk, got out to set up and were promptly swarmed with monster mosquitos! We grabbed the bug spray and carried on. We really enjoyed camping here, just a short walk over the dunes to the ocean and the bathrooms. The sites had a nice covered table and... More 

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Thank Michelle K
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We headed to Galveston from Prescott Valley, Arizona for my nephew's graduation from Texas A&M University. My wife made the reservations here because we travel by RV. The rest of the family was flying in from several out of state locations. That's where the "cabins" come in. The one we rented is "Stewart House", not a cabin, but a beautiful... More 

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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Small cost, since it is a State Park, but well worth it. For Seniors, a free (cost) pass is available - for all Texas State Parks - which gets you in for about half-price. In this case, we had a family gathering in the "picnic" area, with covered tables and grills, and just a short walk to the beach. Showers... More 

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Colchester, Connecticut
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65 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Nice place to stop in for a night or 2, season pass is the best buy 70$ it saves you the entrance fee each day as well as allows you a discount on the first 2 stops at 50% off. You get to fish at state parks without buying a permit which costs $60, so overall it is a good... More 

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Perryton, Texas
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Very nice state park. Signage is good and everything is accessible. Nice launch areas for kayaks and great shore fishing.

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