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

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

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Great Location to Visit Galveston

This is a great place to stay while visiting Galveston. We stayed in both the Beachside and Bayside areas, and actually preferred the Bayside. The sites are further off the road... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jim B
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Grapeview, Washington
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been a state park pass holder for several years. This is the first park that I felt was a let down. No trees, camp sites to close to each other, overall just a big let down. Will probably not visit again.

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Grapeview, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to stay while visiting Galveston. We stayed in both the Beachside and Bayside areas, and actually preferred the Bayside. The sites are further off the road and ours had a nice view of the bay. The Beachside sites are closer to the beach but have a large sand dune blocking the view. It is very... More 

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Thank Jim B
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ship was fogged out of the port. We found this park and had a wonderful time. I know you should not feed the seagulls, but we had a ball feeding them. You can walk the beach for miles and hear Glen Campbell's song Galveston play in your head. There is also a preserve and bird sanctuary on the other side... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank DLemon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 January 14, 2017 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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Winnipeg, Canada
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229 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

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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