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“A Gulf Coast Gem” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Travis Seashore Park

Fort Travis Seashore Park
900 SH 87, Port Bolivar, TX
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Cleveland, Georgia
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“A Gulf Coast Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I stopped here to stretch my legs. It was wonderful. Nice coastal fort on the bay protecting Galveston. Great piece of American history.

Visited October 2013
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Jacksonville TX
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“Pros and Cons”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Beautiful park and friendly staff. We stayed overnight in the cabanas. They are primitive! The photos Joey E posted are accurate. If you are a regular camper, it really shouldn't be much of a problem. If you are expecting a motel, you're going to be disappointed. Clerk at the nearby convenience store told us they bunkers may be open again soon, so there is history here to see as well. The playground area and view are nice. It's a shame that Texas keeps cutting the state park budget, as this place could be super nice if there were better cabins and restroom facilities.

Visited November 2013
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Sugar Land, Texas
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“It's hard to believe we stayed in the same facility as Joey E -- We will be back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The angry review of the Fort Travis facilities written by Joey E were distressing given that I planned to stay overnight at Fort Travis a day or two after reading his review. I suppose he missed the instructions to use the automatic exit gate near the cabanas and instead "had" to jump the main gate to key in the code to open the gate. It pays to pay attention and look around. Sure the restrooms aren't up to Buc-ee's standards but they were quite acceptable. We were told that the cabanas had bunk bed for two with plenty of room for up to six more on the floor or on personal cots. That is what we found. The two cabanas our group reserved and used were clean and presentable. We were not able to discover whether mosquitoes were a problem since we had a pleasant sea breeze throughout our stay. I am sure that good mosquito repellent is necessary when the wind blows from the north or is absent. All and all our group was pleased with our first experience at Fort Travis Park and plan to stay there again.

Visited September 2013
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Conroe, Texas, United States
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“Will never be back”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I recently stayed at the cabanas at fort travis. We were told when we reserved it a month ago that i would sleep 8. When we got there we found 1 set of bunk beds a table and a crudely made shelf with a sink. The screens had holes in them so anything was getting in. The Mens Bathroom had stagnant water that was a haven for mosquitoes, as well as a family of raccoons. When dusk hit the mosquitoes were so unbearable that we had to put 3 children in our suburban with the ac going because the mosquitoes were everywhere. We had talked to the park attendants there and was informed that the budget had been cut and one person works 20 hours a week for maintenance and they just didnt have the resources. She informed us that they used to fog for mosquitoes and they were not an issue until the budget was cut and they couldnt afford the insecticide. When we had left to find somewhere else to go we were locked in the park the gate would not open until we hopped the 6 foot fence to put the code in the box on the other side. I will never ever be back there again until they actually put some funds into that place. the bunkers are now all completely shut off and now are in such disrepair. This is very very disappointing.

Visited July 2013
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“Great Texas History!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Great WWI and II seaside fort. The bunkers are very run down, but there does seem to be some attempt at preservation taking place. Nice trail aroun the grounds with information signs. Also, there is plenty of open spaces for the young ones to play.

Visited July 2013
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