Galveston, Texas

Galveston Island State Park

Galveston, Texas



Galveston, Texas
Phone: (409) 737-1222

Sites: 66
Recent Rate: $25 7/2015

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 yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • 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 no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • 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 yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

70 Reviews

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Matt_C

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $25.00
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This is NOT an RV Resort, if you want one, don't stop here.
If you want quiet and flat with electric enough to run the A/C, and lot of natural beauty, then this is it. It is far enough away from the bustle of the Galveston resort be be nice, but still close enough by that you can get there.
The rate is a little bit of an issue as there are two rates and neither includes the 5$/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.

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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mac2school

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $20.00
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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.

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A-S_Travels

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $20.00
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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.

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PurplePassion

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $20.00
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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.

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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Jay O

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $33.00
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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.

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Fixn2gocamp

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $20.00
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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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starcraft35

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $20.00
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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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AKJohn

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $20.00
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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: June, 2013 - $20.00
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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: 110
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $22.00
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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: 52
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $35.00
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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: 4

Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $25.00
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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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Conmoto

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

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $25.00
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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: 71
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $20.00
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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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dontexas

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $25.00
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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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