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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: Swimming, Camping, Hiking, Birdwatching
Description: Historic park offering camping, hiking, bird watching, biking and swimming.

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Cleaner Water than Sea Wall

Super clean water here. Very clean. Yes, there are showers, but not ones you can soap up in, only the ones that are open-air.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Carrollton, Texas
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Carrollton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Super clean water here. Very clean. Yes, there are showers, but not ones you can soap up in, only the ones that are open-air.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It was worth the trip down to Galveston Island from Dallas during the 4th of July weekend. The weather was perfect to spend at the beach, the 4th of July parade was awesome, and the fireworks celebration was a great experience to see over the gulf. This is a great place for a romantic weekend or even to bring the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We stayed here one night, with 2 young kids on the beach side in July! And I can say we didn't even suffer from the heat. We had a great breeze from the ocean and hardly any insects! We were very impressed with the campsite. Very secure and quiet. Highly recommended

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is our 2nd time to camp here, and I loved it even more this time! They recently renovated the bathrooms/showers, and they are the nicest state park bathrooms that I have ever used. They are air-conditioned, which is fantastic, but it makes it super chilly for showering. I would rather have it chilly than hot and humid, though! :)... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Galveston beaches certainly don't compare with some of the other white sandy beaches around the country but let's face it, it's where the ocean meats the land and the sand and surf change from day to day. This year at least the sargassum seaweed wasn't present. We arrived at 11 am, a bit later then I had hoped for but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Swimming is good and it is cleaner than the other areas in general and there is a restaurant on the beach here with music. Parking is good here too. Handicapped drive in and park for free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I'm upset that we didn't find this place before the last day of our trip. This is hands down the best place to bring the family. 5 per adult but you'd pay $8 to park all day at the seawall anyway. Very nice clean beach compared to the public beaches. Plenty of seashells. Plenty of nice sand for sandcastles. Very... More 

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Allen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There are two sides to the park, the ocean-side and a bay side. We stayed on a bay-side where hubby was fishing because the water was calm for wading and flyfishing. He caught two and a buddy of his got a flounder. There is a camping side with new and clean bathroom and showers, swimming beach and of course fishing... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went to Galveston over the weekend and visited the state park also. The staff was very nice. They do have fill size bathrooms, showers, outside rinse area, dressing area, and shaded picnic tables. After enjoying a picnic with the kids we took off to the beach. There was absolutely no seaweed. We swam in the ocean and played in... More 

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Burleson, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We have gone to this park for many years. It was destroyed by hurricane Ike and is just being rebuilt. They have all you need though. A place to shower, change, restrooms and picnic tables. And it is $5 a person to get in. This year the beach was the best I have seen it in a long time. NO... More 

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Address: 14901 FM 3005, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554
Phone Number: 409-737-1222
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston

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