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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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Fun Ranger Led Survival Tour

We attended a fun and informative tour led by a Park Ranger. Based on a "Zombie" theme, we learned what it might take to survive a natural disaster like a hurricane. The Park... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Kathryn K
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We attended a fun and informative tour led by a Park Ranger. Based on a "Zombie" theme, we learned what it might take to survive a natural disaster like a hurricane. The Park Ranger made it fun as she likened it to a "Zombie Apocalypse". All was in good taste and humor -- nothing scary. All ages attended.

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Fish Creek, Wisconsin, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Hard to find. Drove right by the sign, even though I was looking for the park. At the office, the computer was down so I couldn't buy a mug, even though I had exact change. Even with a map, it was hard to navigate through the park. It is a pretty park but saw very few birds and no animals.

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Athens, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had hoped to go on their Zombie Hike, but alas the misty rain kept us from joining in. From all appearances and advertising, it would have been fun.

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town of vernon wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We found the park fun. There are two sides to the park. There is camping available, a great beach to walk. We found some good ones.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

They bay-side of the park has some great paths for seeing birds along the inlets and on the flats. Ocean side has a nice beach and picnic area

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We were looking for a place to spend Spring Break on the Bay when we lucked into this state park. We are always fans of state parks and this one was no different. We loved that we could park our RV right on the beach and we could walk the beach any time we wanted. The visitor center was right... More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

$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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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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89 reviews 89 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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