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

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

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Beautiful and almost private

I took my daughters here for spring break expecting it to be quite busy. While the park was full, the beach was almost vacant. By contrast, if you walked down to the public... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Newton, Texas
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We paid our day use fees right as the office was closing, and went to check out the park before it got dark. We plan to purchase an RV in the next year, and we were mainly here to scout the camping sites. However, we made a quick drive through both sides of the park (it contains land on the... More 

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Thank Misty G
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103 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I took my daughters here for spring break expecting it to be quite busy. While the park was full, the beach was almost vacant. By contrast, if you walked down to the public access areas, those spots were almost entirely full. It's the Gulf, so the water is murky, but there is SO much wildlife to see. You must take... More 

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Thank JustJamesus
Austin, Texas, United States
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great State park. We were going to camp there in our tent but the night befit it flooded so stayed in a hotel. Park rangers were nice. Clean beach and great for families. Especially if you want to stay away from rowdy beaches. No lifeguards so be careful.

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Thank Renee B
Wells, Maine
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51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would take my dogs there to walk around to get away from the people at the RV park I was staying at. A great escape and a nice bathroom facility to use.

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Thank rt66mermaid
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

during a one day trip to the beach we received a ticket for an unlicenced pet in galveston. i do not live in galveston. I called animal control and spoke to Mae who said you cannot register a dog without living in the county. Galveston has found a loop hole to charge EVERY dog not registered in Galveston $171. If... More 

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Thank Ona G
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The state park was great, had showers, bathrooms, changing areas, barbeque/picnic areas. Great places for spreading out and handling large groups. The parking was adequate as well

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Thank Janet B
Houston, Texas
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87 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't go wrong with Texas State Parks. The staff as usual was exceptionally friendly. The beach was nice and clean. There are showers and picnic areas which is can be rare on Texas public assess beach points. The restrooms are kind of gross but lets face it it's the beach and most are. They have restroom trailers which are... More 

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Thank sgregory711
Saginaw, Texas
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Going here you pay to enter as it is a state park. Because of this it is well kept area, has picnic tables, building with restrooms, and fun things to do. They also have RV parking.

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Galveston, Texas
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Galveston Island State Park has made some remarkable strides over the past few years, now offering several art, nature, and special interest programs on top of incredibly well-kept hike and bike trails, kayak launches, and well-preserved natural resources. The bay side offers more trails and wildlife spotting opportunities. Kayak trails guide visitors through the lakes, bays, and marshes. The nature... More 

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Texas
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Thought with having to pay a small amount, $5.00, that might keep more people away. There was still quite a bit of people, but not as much as there would have been at the free beach. Small state park. Went to several ranger talks. Lots of kids interested in the nature talks and seeing the fish, crabs, etc. That's good!

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