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

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Peyton, Colorado, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We always enjoy going to the beach and the state parks are out go to beach area. You have to pay of course but you have bathrooms and outdoor showers to rinse off with. They are clean and great for relaxing and listening to the waves and enjoying family time as well. Go on down!

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Sugar Land, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We will only stay at this park if we can get a spot on the beach. The beach is very close to the campsites, and there are definitely fewer people on this beach than there are closer to town. Be aware that not all of the beach side camping areas (there are three) have full restroom facilities. Also, the mosquitoes... More 

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Rexburg, Idaho
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

If you are simply looking to get out of the city for a while, this place is great! Everyone enjoys a nice stroll on the beach, but they also have some nice hiking trails and such to get a view into local wildlife. However Galveston is not really the place to go if your looking for a tropical getaway. Head... More 

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Key West, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

first time to go here for drive and we have enjoy the amazing scenic view of the beach,very nice weather,great place in Galveston,highly recommended!

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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We camp here often. It's a short drive, an easy getaway- the park is close to all the activites but far enough for peaceful stroll on the beach. You can hear the water hitting against the sand at night. The staff are friendly, and accommodating to guests. They have activities, but you don't have to join, you an do your... More 

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Floresville
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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