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Galveston Island State Park

Galveston, Texas


14901 Termini San Luis Pass Rd
Galveston, Texas 77554
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Sites: 66
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 29.19574
Longitude: -94.95589

Elevation: 11' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms no
  • Showers Showers no
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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79 Reviews

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful state park. The bay side sites are quiet, with mudflats and birds. No bathroom in the hookups loop, but there is at the tent camp area a short walk away. No rinse hose at dump station. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
58
Sewer Connection
No
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

No noise problems nice level site. A little close to your neighbors but not bad. No bathrooms. Water pressure was a little low at times. Bring regulators. Overall not bad would stay again We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed a week at Galveston Island RV Park and then stored our RV there for another week while we went on a cruise. The staff were very helpful and facilities excellent. They are really working on providing activities for visitors and even have a shuttle to take groups of people into activities in town or to the cruise ship port. The park is 18 miles West of the town of Galveston, which is great for peace and quiet if you're not looking for city activities. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
70
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Galveston is a great town with an historic downtown, an amusement park, historic mansion, railroad museum, Sea Wolf park with a battleship and a submarine and fishing, a great opera house, and a free ferry to take you East to Port Bolivar. I enjoyed the Mardi Gras with music and parades. The island also has a state park and lots of beaches to walk.

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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 19

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

Bay side trailer sites have no bathrooms nearby. Not sure why they can't have a port-a-potty. If you have a short trailer and book onine, lie and say you have a tent. You can park two vehicles side by side in the tent section. But no hookups there, if you're dependent on that. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
61
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Book on the beach or in the tent section if you need a bathroon.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Great stay... Gulf of Mexico is only a short walk from sites... Our site was very close to a brand-new shower facility; one of the nicest & cleanest we have ever visited! Tested power prior to hooking-up; power clean and stable. Ran all air conditioners and electrical systems with no problems. There is a dump station as you exit the park on the north side of the road. Only drawback is the way sites are aligned with your neighbor's fire pit/grill area; the driver's side rear of our rig was about 5 feet from their fire pit. Park was very clean. Great walking/hiking paths on bay side of park. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
05 beachside
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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:

Galveston is a great place to visit; most notably is the newly re-constructed Pleasure Pier. We had ample activities at the park to keep us occupied; we did not go into town.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 6

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: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

There are two parts to the park. One is on the land side, the other down near the ocean. Not much of a view of the ocean from the sites because of the barrier dune. There was a walkway to the beach. I was only there one night as there was a storm out in the Gulf and it was so windy I could not get out much. We camped at Galveston Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Plenty of choices for supplies and food nearby. Good seafood down in Jamaica Beach and laundry facility right up the road.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5

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: 21
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: 172
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 64

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: 23
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 5

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: 25
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 7

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: 36
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 9

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: 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: 66
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 9

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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