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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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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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114 reviews 114 reviews
48 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Roseate Spoonbills! Black bellied whistling ducks! Depending on your time of visiting I'm sure you'll be amazed. We loved camping on the Sea side, the place needs re-building as it is still recovering from a not-too-recent hurricane. But the site is great. Loved driving by working cattle to get to the park. Needs better signage.

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Kalamazoo
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Each person must pay $5.00 to get into the park. This fee includes the ability to fish without buying a Florida fishing license. You may go to both the ocean side or the bay side of the park. On the bay side there are walking trails and lots of waterways for kayaking. Worth your money.

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League City, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I have been visiting Galveston Island State Park for the past few weeks with my little boy (4yrs) and I have to say that we have been really enjoying our time spent at this nice, well kept, facility. The staff is extremely nice people and run a very professional outfit. The grounds are well kept, the facilities like the restrooms... More 

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Austin, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Beach was very clean and quiet, perfect for collecting sea shells and just hanging out. Entry fee is $5.00 per person, kids 12 & under are free. Bathrooms and showers included. Easy to find. Stayed the whole day. While wading in the water, we saw several large schools of fish, and 3 different stingrays that swam right up to us!... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
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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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29 helpful votes 29 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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