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Galveston, Texas

Galveston Island State Park

Galveston, Texas



Galveston, Texas
Phone: (409) 737-1222

Sites: 66
Recent Rate: $25 6/2016

Latitude: 29.1957403643138
Longitude: -94.9558854103088

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

72 Reviews

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park with 3 sections (12 sites each). Each site has a covered picnic table. There are no trees at the sites. Reservations are highly suggested as the campground is full most nights in the summer. Beach access for each camping section is nearby and an easy walk - and there wasn't any sort of crowd on the beach no matter what time of day you went. There is a new bath/shower house (we did not use). Pads are cement and level - easy to back in and setup. Pads do flood easily after rain and there were park employees who came by to drain the water from the pads. There is also a section on the bay side with a loop for campers and a loop for tents (shower house is located on the tent loop). We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This is a great deal if you are looking for a spot near the beach and it's separated from the main drag in Galveston by several miles.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

We recently stayed a week at a water/electric site on the beachside. We were in the first loop, which has a brand new bathhouse/toilet facility. (Of the three loops here, campers in the middle loop have to use the facilities in the first or third loop.) Our site was just off the path to the beach, which was nice. The sites here may be prone to flooding/standing water if the ground is already saturated from heavy rains. This happened to us one day, but the park crew were quick to come around with portable sump pumps to divert the water, so it wasn't a big problem. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Galveston has plenty to offer visitors. We enjoyed the Tree Sculpture Tour in town (did it ourselves using a brochure we picked up from the Visitor Center). Tall Ship Elissa was fun to tour.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Spaces close together, no vegetation for screening but not a problem at all. Stayed on bay side as opposed to beach side due to windy, cold, rainy weather. Would stay here again. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Bay side
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We only stayed here one night in passing and the prior reviewers have done a good job of describing it so I only have a few things to add. We stayed in the furthest bay side loop. The view of the bay is wonderful and it's probably a great place for birding, but there is NO RESTROOM there. The only one is in the other loop closer to the road and a long walk, so be prepared to use your own facilities or drive/ride to them. I hatehatehate that Texas state parks charges the extra per/day fee. Just seems like such a rip off! Just charge what you need to charge already! I sprang for the $70 "discount" card. We plan on staying in quite a few Texas SP's and it'll pay off in the end, but it still sticks in my craw. TX has a lot to learn from FL on how to run a state park! It is a really nice setting though. The other thing is that you need to check in at the office on the south side of the main road up by the beach camping spots. There is no sign to show where the bay campground is. It was kind of confusing, but just look for the state park sign on the south side of the road and go in there first. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the Beach side campground which was just behind the dunes from a great beach. Each site has a concrete pad, a fire ring, and concrete shade shelter over a picnic table. We could hear the ocean waves and got a nice breeze. This would not be a good place to camp on a stormy day due to the strong winds. Although the park seems very remote it is a 15 minute drive to many attractions, restaurants, and grocery stores. A huge rainfall had left quite a pond around the restroom and shower area so we never used the facilities, although they look nice and new. We were able to get a good Verizon signal. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Beach section
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is NOT an RV Resort, if you want one, don't stop here.
If you want quiet and flat with electric enough to run the A/C, and lot of natural beauty, then this is it. It is far enough away from the bustle of the Galveston resort be be nice, but still close enough by that you can get there.
The rate is a little bit of an issue as there are two rates and neither includes the 5$/person day use fee.
We stayed two nights, one on the bay side (20$) and one on the gulf side (25$). Sites 66 and 33 (yeah, really).

On the bay side, there is a table and a fire/grill, the gulf side also includes a patio with shelter, seems more for rain than sun. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
33 gulf and 66 bay
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

You have to come through Galveston on the way, just remember what you want to go back for, if anything.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped on the bay side, wetlands right out the window. Saw my first trip-colored heron, reddish egret. Level spaces, no privacy but enough space between your neighbor. Great trails. Bring bug spray! Friendly staff. TX parks require the addt'l per person, per day fee, so consider an annual pass. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
bayside

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park, clean and easy access. We stayed in the bay side camping area and loved it. The campsites are arranged in a wagon spoke but angled so each RV is positioned so the view at the rear of the campsite is past the back side of your neighbors RV. We are in a motorhome so we pulled in so the view out our window was looking out over the water and all the birds feeding. It was cold and rainy for the 4 days we were here so it was great being inside watching the birds from our windows. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
60
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

There are beach side or bay side sites. Beach side was full, so I got bay side site, which I was thankful for. Beach side was very cold and windy, everyone checked out of the beach side the next day, due to weather. Sunset was beautiful. The view from my site was no less than spectacular! Sites on bay side were all back in, but real easy to back into. I saw blue heron, egrets and ibis' every time I looked out. Staff were very nice and helpful. Needed brochures for local events and activities would have been nice. No sewer hook up. They did have a dump station though. Had 30/50 amp service. Great place to stay, I would recommend it to everyone. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
61
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Things to do:

Historic Strand area

Tshirts from Red Dirt Shirt Company

Sea Wolf Park

Landry's or Rainforest Cafe

Bishop's Palace

Elissa

The Grand Opera House

Sculptured tree's from Hurricane Gustave

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed at the bayside area. Good power and water pressure. Get in your space before dark as there are no lights whatsoever in this area. Site was level and firm. No savings here as you can stay in town for $3 more, and have Wi-Fi/cable TV. Bugs are a problem so have spray with you. Clean park. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Bayside Area

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Review Count: 124
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects using discounts offered by Texas State Park pass. Rate is $25 per day on beach side. This is a great state park located just east of Jamaica Beach on the island of Galveston. There is not sewer at the sites, but a dump station is conveniently located at the beginning of the camping loops. On the beach side, there are three different loops with about 12 spaces each loop. The first and third loop have restrooms and showers, the 2nd loop, only a portapotty. All have beach access. The park and beach is kept clean by both staff and camp hosts. Staff here are friendly and don’t hesitate to smile and wave; they are knowledable about the park and the island and can answer any questions you have. The visitors center is very nice, staff friendly and informative. There is no wifi offered by the park but our Verizon wifi card got 4G from Galveston. There are two sides, beach and bay. The bayside loops are a little closer together. We stayed on the beach side; all sites were generously spaced and have 30/50Amp and water. Power was 124V and steady, water pressure good. They have covered picnic tables, all sites are orientated to the western sun, making the afternoons a little warm without a shade cloth of some type. The park police are very visible and appear to enforce the park rules consistently. The beach is accessible with a short walk thru a dune trail. Beach was clean while we were here. We didn’t use the bathhouse, however it did appear clean from a brief visual inspection. We would not hesitate to stay here next time on the island. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Very well maintained park. We stayed on the beach side. I was worried about sand, and salty residue on the trailer but we were far enough away from both. Beach access good, sand was compacted pretty well so walking along the beach was enjoyable. Sites are nice and roomy, staff excellent. My only disappointment was the sand spurs (Sticker burs) that were all over and kept getting in the dog's paws. That has occurred in other area parks this time of year. The park staff said the burs will die off during Nov-Mar. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Another great Texas State Park. There are two camping areas, Beach and Bay side. We stayed four nights in the Bay side and glad we did. Very windy and I'm guessing very sandy on the beach, not so much on the bay side but still had a nice water view. The showers are in the tent area, a few minutes walk from the RV area. The shower/rest rooms looked new and very nice. The park gates are closed and locked from 10pm to 7am but campers are given the lock combo in case you need to come or go during that period. The Bay side campground is very quiet. The Beach campground is right next to the main road and I suspect pretty noisy. It's about a 10 minute drive into town. I would definitely stay here again. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has two different sections. On section is beach front and the other is on the bay side of the island. We chose to stay on the bay side since I hate the corrosion problems that result from staying too close to the waterfront. The bay side sites are in a wagon wheel configuration, have no shelters or shade and are water and electric. We used the day use area to access the gulf to go swimming. The day use area has toilets and outdoor showers to get the sand off when you leave the beach. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 120
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 52

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Lovely campsites with shaded picnic tables on the Gulf side. Wi-Fi access was recently added. AT&T cell phone reception was decent. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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