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Galveston Island State Park

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Address: 14901 FM 3005, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554
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+1 409-737-1222
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Historic park offering camping, hiking, bird watching, biking and swimming.

Historic park offering camping, hiking, bird watching, biking and swimming.

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Another Terrific Texas State Park - This One So Close To The Beach

3 Part Review: FIRST for campers / RVs. SECOND for Day Trippers. THIRD: General facilities. FIRST: We were at this park for 3 nights in Beach Campground space #8. At the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
DLemon
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Carrollton, Texas
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Carrollton, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

3 Part Review: FIRST for campers / RVs. SECOND for Day Trippers. THIRD: General facilities. FIRST: We were at this park for 3 nights in Beach Campground space #8. At the Beach Campground, there is no sewer - but there is water & electric and a dump station nearby. The lack of sewer connections is the reason for a 4... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My Hubs and I were looking for a semi close place to go to the beach that would be low cost. We had an amazing time here. It was quite, clean, and easy to access. The shower/bathrooms were very nice, clean, and seemed newer. We stayed for 3 nights and had our dogs. I'd say half the camping spots were... More 

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Thank Meg H
Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I always prefer to go to the beach at the Galveston Island State Park instead of the more popular, common Galveston beaches. I'm more for solitude than crowds and there always seems to be less people at the state park. It only costs $5 per adult for a day pass and they have very nice picnic tables, changing stalls, outside... More 

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Thank SunnyBlu
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was on a bicycling and camping vacation along the Gulf Coast. I tried camping at an RV park but was rejected for being a tent camper. However, they did suggest Galveston Island State Park. It straddles Highway 87 just north of Jamaica Beach. The office is on the Gulf side of the highway. $5.00 entrance fee plus $20.00 to... More 

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Thank JamesNYC212
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I keep going and going to this state park. In summer is a plus. I have camp in the 3 sections of the park. The beach side is my favorite, close to the beach with water and electricity and gazebo with table and bbq pit. The sites has grass, so just be careful with ants and use lots of repellent... More 

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Alpena, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We could watch the water from our motor home and it is a close walk to the beach. I use a walker and it was very convenient for me because the sand was packed down. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Planned on 4 nights, stayed for 6. Beautiful!

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Thank mightywoman
Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There's not much better camping than being under the open sky, looking over the Gulf of Mexico, and having the sound of waves play to us all day and night. The Galveston Island State Park delivers all the right things in Texas-sized servings. Top the natural wonders off with wonderfully warm & informative staff, and you have the making of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice park. We used to camp on the beach side before the hurricane wiped out the first row of RV sites. We are on the bay side now. Very quiet. My only complaint is that it's not full hook ups and there isn't a bathhouse in the RV loop. It's not a big deal to drive to the tent loop... More 

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Wilton Manors, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great getaway from the busy Seawall and Strand area. Nice to see and feel a real beach that you can walk on. Great place to watch the waves, birds, other wildlife and people. Well worth the drive away from the crowds.

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Thank randy s
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fine but nothing special. Rv spaces pretty close together. Nice bay views. Got there after hours. Ranger banged on door in AM and riled up dogs. All to say stop by headquarters to check in. Yeah, we know.

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