Galveston Island State Park

     


Galveston, Texas
Phone: (409) 737-1222

Sites: 66
Avg. Rate: $23

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Latitude: 29.1998237835564
Longitude: -94.9570655822754

Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-ocean Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 21
  • Good 29
  • Average 9
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 1

61 Reviews

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starcraft35

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Richard & Samme Buck

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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AKJohn

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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User2053

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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DD Rolling Ranch

Review Count: 88
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Aussie Gap Year

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Chbronson

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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cal25

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed on the beach side. Did not do much in the park because of the cold. Spent most of our time sight seeing. Beach was very close by. Campsites was very clean and level. My wishes for this campground would be more sites and Wi-Fi. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Conmoto

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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J and C

Review Count: 70
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Robert S

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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dontexas

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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judb

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The main thing this park has going for it is location. There are really no amenities other than the beach. No Wi-Fi, no restrooms in our section. We were on the bay side and the nearest showers are about 1/2 mile away on the other side of the highway. Plus these showers have no ventilation making things rather miserable in the 98 degree weather. We will opt to pay a bit more and stay in one of the nicer parks next time. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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East Tex Brady Bunch

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed on the ocean side. Ocean side has three different sections. The middle section has no showers but the outside two do. We found the showers and rest rooms to be very clean and convenient. Large covered picnic tables at each site. Plenty of room and easy to back into. Only about 50 yards to the beach. This beach is great for a family! The staff was the friendliest of any park we have ever stayed at. We are planning on returning for many more trips to the beach. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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michdoc

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

There are two separate campgrounds: beach side and bay side. The beach side has showers, but the bay side does not, at least at this time. They are still recovering from the hurricane. The individual sites are beautiful, regardless of the particular campground you choose. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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