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Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $20.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $20.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $20.00
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.
Things to do:
Historic Strand area
Tshirts from Red Dirt Shirt Company
Sea Wolf Park
Landry's or Rainforest Cafe
The Grand Opera House
Sculptured tree's from Hurricane Gustave
Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $33.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $20.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $20.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $20.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $20.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $22.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $35.00
The price we paid was full price without buying the Texas state park pass for $70. There is a daily entrance fee to this park of $5 per person per day on top of the $25 a day fee. For the money I would not recommend this park. Yes, it is ocean front but very exposed to the elements, i.e., no trees for shade. It rained for the duration of our stay so the beach was pretty well a nonevent for us. The bathrooms are OK, but the hot water but could be a bit better maintained. Our check-in experience was not the best; the staff member was very abrupt and not very helpful. She was there to do a job but she had no passion. The park is a considerable distance from any shops or services. Sites do not have sewer hookup. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $25.00
What makes this park a good destination is the location. A few steps and you're at the beach. At night it's also very quiet apart from the very nice brawling of the sea. The reason why I give only six points is the price. For a site at the beach with hookups the rate is 25 USD. Additionally, you have to pay a 5 USD entrance fee per person. So effectively, the rate for two persons per day is 35 USD. I think that this is a little too high considering what you get in return, e.g. the restrooms are OK, but there is no soap. There is no Wi-Fi. I realize that State Parks rarely have WiFi but most of the time they charge less. There are no separate bins for recyclables like plastic bottles etc. Lights in showers can't be turned off after you're done because there is no light switch. So the bottom line is that it's nice and quiet but too expensive for the value. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Truck Camper.Undo
Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $25.00
Campground was next to the ocean with a fire ring and shelter over picnic table. It was nothing fancy and didn't give a higher rating because it was not full hookups. Besides camping fee there is a daily entry fee. We bought annual pass for $70 as we will camp in other Texas state parks. Pass also gives you a discount on camping fees. Nice location, friendly park staff and beautiful location near the beach. Would stay here again. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $20.00
No Wi-Fi or cable, but nice to be right on a beach for a good price. Good sites and quiet except for wind and waves. Several hikes available across the road. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $25.00
Very basic campground in semi-remote location just a short walk to beach. Surprised it was still there after all the hurricane issues not long ago. Try it if you want a quiet beach stay. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $15.00
Wow-a real hit with my family. Not luxurious, but great beach location for the price. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
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 GustavePurplePassion • February 2015
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