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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 #20 of 39 Attractions in Galveston
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Swimming, Camping, Hiking, Birdwatching
Owner description: Historic park offering camping, hiking, bird watching, biking and swimming.
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Swimming, Camping, Hiking, Birdwatching
Owner description: Historic park offering camping, hiking, bird watching, biking and swimming.

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Floresville
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Galveston Island, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

There are many things to do here from ocean/beach activities, fishing, hiking, wildlife watching, camping, and so much more. The prices are very cheap for an all day pass to the entire park, or buy a seasonal pass. I highly suggest this park when going to the beach. Showers, bathrooms, and other amenities are right along the path from the... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

As with several coastal camping areas, this State Park has differing sets of ambiance available. From the bay side to the seaside, it has attractive amenities for differing tastes. Nearly wiped away during the last Galveston Hurricane, closed for a long period, it is recovering. We have stayed close along the wave lashed Gulf Coastline, for the views and breezy... More 

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College Station, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I stayed there in June 2014. I stayed in the RV parking area on the Intracoastal Waterway side, across the highway from the main park. A pleasant breeze minimized what is sometimes a problematic mosquito presence. The area with RV water and electric hookups does not have a toilet and shower facility-you have to travel to the tent camping-no RV... More 

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The State of Texas exhibited great foresight to secure this protected land on the West side of the island. If you prefer your beach more natural, this is the place. Concessions are missing, so bring all your own supplies from beverages to chairs and other beach accessories. The state maintains the rest room facilities and keeps the beach cleaned up.... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Last week, for the second straight year, my wife and I camped at the beach-side campsites at Galveston Island State Park on the western side of Galveston Island. We have visited a number of Texas State Parks but this one is our favorite. We don’t fish so we prefer the beach-side sites and we have always been able to rent... More 

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Humble, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

We camped out at the tent camping site for the park on the bay side. It was july and we totally expected to pack up and leave the first night. I was very surprised to find out that the evening breezes actually made the nights ok to sleep. The bay area was an all day funspot wherevthe kids swam, fished... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Have been to the bay side of the park to bird watch many times. Have always come away satisfied. This time was no different. I decided to do the "owl prowl" nature walk at dusk. (Every Friday Evening) Our guide Lisa was very knowledgeable and friendly. There was a family with an infant, a young boy, and a dog. Lisa... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We visited Galveston Island State Park on a Sunday afternoon in early October. The weather was excellent so we thought we would visit the beach at a state park. BIG MISTAKE!!!! I have visited state and national parks both domestically and internationally. This is without a doubt the worst state park I have ever visited. First the $5 per person... More 

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Grapevine, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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