13 Parks near Gilchrist, Texas
May 2016 - $30.00
Was just driving through the Bolivar Peninsula and saw the sign. Took a look and it had terrific access to the beach which I could see from my spot. Small but it had electric and sewer which worked fine. Friendly people, several regulars, in the park. Would stay again. - Jim Graves
Sep 2015 - $80.00
Close to beach and fishing. Our site had dog waste everywhere that was pretty fresh. Really had to watch where we stepped. No amenities. Grass uncut so mosquitoes were pretty vicious. The beach here is full of garbage. This little community doesn't take any pride in its beach. - Belle62
Mar 2015 - $27.00
We stay here now about 1 week per month and really enjoy it. It's close to the beach for fishing and beach combing and next to Rollover Pass. - Bahama
Aug 2007 - $20.00
Things we liked about the park: Close to Ocean and Fishing pier. Things we didn't like: This place is dirty and old; to check in you go in the store and it is filled with smoke from all the smokers. Old campers with junk all over sites. Our site was full of weeds that had prickly things all over them. They definitely need to update in the worst way. - cattpearce
Feb 2007 - $25.00
Needs to clean up. Campers look like they had been there for a long time -- run down. - sandbeachsun
Nov 2015 - $30.00
This rv park is a small park with good amenities. It is a little tight getting into the park,but well worth it. The owner was very friendly and courteous.
We stayed for three nights and it was very quiet and peaceful.
Will definitely stay here again if in the area. Would have given a 10,but the mosquitoes were bad. - WJRYAH
Apr 2014 - $21.00
The reason I liked this park is because it's within walking distance of several bird sanctuaries. I was here for the spring bird migration, and stayed for one week (weekly rate reflected in rate shown). There are a few pull through sites, but not many, perhaps a half dozen; most are back-in. There is only one bathroom, but I never used theirs. The park is very quiet at night. I slept with the windows open each night. The park stays full in April (and perhaps part of March and May as well) because of all the birders who stay here during migration. So you'll almost certainly need a reservation ahead of time to stay here on that timing. I plan to come back here again next year for spring migration birding. - russingr
Feb 2013 - $25.00
Great place for overnight. Quiet, easy access to highway. If you intend to stay March to May, you will need a reservation as the birders take over. WiFi worked well while we were here. Would stay again if in the area. - lrp374
Aug 2012 - $32.00
I stayed here for 3 days in August 2012. Campground was very nice- had a picnic table and slab for each site. Full hookups, nicely landscaped. I booked ahead for a prime spot on the water and actually got to camp there. (I usually get bumped to smaller RV spots at other places because I have a small camper.) I felt safe there; fishing was great. The road out goes straight across the highway and down to the beach. Will stay here again. Did not have any problems. Management had high visibility around park. - BeccaLee
Apr 2012 - $32.00
No discounts were available. There are no toilets, showers, or laundry since hurricane Ike. Park is run down and maintenance is non-existent. Pot holes serve as speed bumps but fill up when it rains creating hazards of unknown depth. The doors have rusted and fallen off the electrical boxes. The dumpster sits open attracting scavengers because fish offal is put in it. Grassy sites w/ concrete pads are wide enough and a picnic table is attached. A concrete walkway make fishing around the perimeter possible but puts the people fishing right at the back of your RV. There's a boat launch. Security must be an issue since there is excessive lighting everywhere. We would not return. - L. Allen
May 2009 - $28.00
We've camped here often over the past 8 years. It has always been a great host and a clean site. Very friendly campers, few distractions, awesome views of the intercoastal waterway and watching tug boats go by. We visit at least four times per year and always stay at Crystal Canal. It is close enough to the beach, the store, gas station, liquor store, and even the ferry ride to Galveston is an adventure. - Cap
Feb 2017 - $16.00
Clean park, good location, big sites. Low water pressure. - Adventure in Moving
Feb 2017 - $20.00
We had a wonderful week at Bolivar Peninsula RV Park. We stayed in spot #2 right near the entrance. It was a pull-through spot that was easy to get in and out of. The water, sewer and electric connections are at the rear of the site so make sure you have pretty long hoses. We had to connect two together to reach. The sites were pretty level and each site has a picnic table and a grill. It appeared that the front of the park and the front part around the lake were people traveling through the area. The very back appeared to be long-term stays. The location was perfect - close enough that we could walk to the beach in the afternoon. Also only a short drive (plus ferry) to Galveston. We used Passport America for the Mon-Thurs of our week and paid regular price for Sun and Fri nights. Then on Saturday, we drove our RV down and parked right on the beach and spent one night. That was great (even though humid.) Our Verizon and T-mobile signals were great at this park so we were able to get plenty of online work done when we weren't at the beach. - mmhopper
Nov 2016 - $16.00
Pleasant park but for the highway noise if you are in one of the pull throughs right next to the highway. If you are parked towards the back in the back ins you might avoid that. Of course, being on the highway made for no fuss access. The site was very easy to get to, level, utilities were easy to access and the wifi was good most of the time. The trash dumpster was left uncovered and attracted flies--you don't want a site near the dumpster. Beach is across the street and down a bit--easy walk. - nanzhere
Feb 2016 - $22.00
Rate reflects off-season rate of $150/week. Nice small park, with a couple of long-term residents. Off season was quiet. While we were there they upgraded the WiFi and it is blazingly fast (>30 mbps on speed test).
Nothing special, just a cheap place to stay. Close but not on the beach. A little road noise from Rt 87. No cable, but the Houston stations came in OTA. - jplante4
Apr 2015 - $22.00
This place is great if you want a quite place to stay within walking distance of the beach. Two open dog areas (not fenced) We stayed for a week for $150.00. It is small and quiet with nice neighbors. There is a bar and restaurant across the street that's really convenient. Good enough wifi, not the best and only 1 channel. It's an all day everyday crime channel (Forensic files, Unsolved Mysteries, Snapped) I thought it was pretty funny, my husband begged to differ ;) I would definitely stay here again. The only real downside, and no fault of the park, is the mosquitos are OUT OF CONTROL! They are monsters that get through your clothes, so just come prepared with a lot of OFF. Also, the management was proactive with it and sprayed weekly, so they do try to keep it at bay. - gypsy_tic
Sep 2014 - $22.00
Rate reflects weekly rate. Great find on the Port Bolivar Peninsula. Less crowded and congested than Galveston, slower pace. Nice RV park, better spaced than most "beach" parks. We had a pull thru, would probably opt for a back in next time, they seem to have a little more room. Very level concrete sites. Picnic table at each site. Manager/host is very friendly and goes out of his way to accommodate his guests. Not an onsite 24hr host,but we never had trouble reaching him by phone or catching him in the office. Park fuller on weekends, but stayed quiet. They also rent RVs here. There were no "derelict" or junky trailers. Everything was clean and neat. Full Hookup sites with new pedestals. Electric steady at 119v, water pressure was 90, we used a 55psi regulator. Park is not directly on the beach, sea spray not an issue, 3 blocks to beach thru quiet neighborhood. Lots of room to ride bikes and walk. Park has two washer/dryers, reasonably priced at $1.25 and a shower which we didn't use but appeared clean. However, there were no toilet facilities that we saw. Beaches were very clean. Couple of great eateries, Steve's Landing and Stingaree's both on the bay side. The Gulf Coast Grocery store aka The Big Store is a must see,amazing place. Very friendly town to RV'ers. We will stay here again when in the area. - Fixn2gocamp
Jan 2017 - $30.00
Great little park. It was so very clean. The owner is great and there to help with whatever you need. Unfortunately we were only able to spend one night. The beach is very close and walkable however the best is that you can drive to and on the beach. You can drive for miles down the beach we even saw a camper parked for the night (with permit, I'm sure) Close to all types of beachy shops, etc.
One great thing about this park is the very, very clean laundry room. No coin operated machines; it is free! - kate2800
May 2016 - $40.00
.This park has 68 sites not 37. Has a nice pool that many people were enjoying. This park are all back ins that give you a view of a small pond or a canal. Small kayaks are provided for youth to use. Has a playground. Sites are huge. Depth close to 150 feet and widths very wide so you are away from your neighbors sewer. Some sewer hook ups were at ground level some were high enough so one would have to lift the hose to drain.
Staff is very friendly almost to a fault. Cable and WiFi are advertised but when I asked about WiFi they smiled and said it was only available at office, WiFi provided has no password but the campground also has secured WiFi but you are not given a password. There are lights at each power pedestal which is a nice touch. My site and the one next to me had burnt out bulbs. I was told that it was O.K. to rob a bulb from another site. I could not get the bulb covers off to replace a bulb. There is some overhead lighting but it is dark at night. Cable-Advertised but we had continuing problems with it dropping off line to the point that it was useless. Cable was out for the entire row of 20 campers. The owner came over and replaced the cable connection on the post. We had cable for several hours. When I told them the cable was out again they smiled and said they would attend to it. No one showed up and when I again brought up the cable they said :"Maybe we should call the cable company." The site next to me was occupied by a permanent resident who was very nice. She said the cable had been out almost 2 weeks.
Park was well kept and clean. Permanent resident site were clean and tidy.
Rates are $40./night with NO discounts. They gave me the weekly rate of $235.00 as we were staying 6 nights. - Tigggerdad
Apr 2015 - $30.00
No cement pads. No cable tv. The WiFi did not work anywhere in the park--including the club house. It still was a really fun park. They were catching crabs in the tidal pools that circled the center of the park. There were kayaks to use. We were with in a quarter mile from the beach. There was a golf course near by. There was lots to do and many good places to eat We would definitely stay here again! Make sure you bring lots of mosquito repellent! We went through 2 full cans. - lundgka
Mar 2015 - $30.00
Actually we did not camp here, we were unfortunately down the street. We drove thru this camp site and was really impressed. Smooth roads, nicely cut grass, no ants, satellite available, they had a swimming pool and play ground for kids. Will definitely stay here next time. - KandKGetaway
Dec 2016 - $50.00
We stayed here during the Christmas week of 2016. As a result, there were no discounts and the price was as high as it was. Not a bad place to stay with wide, flat, level cement pads that are wide enough to have more than one tow vehicle. Close to the attractions in Galveston, and easy to get to from I-45. Staff keeps the place clean. Problems Wifi is in need of some tweaking as it's slow at times so it's necessary to shift from one antenna to another often, and the lounge is on the same system rather than a direct line to the wifi router. There is a mosquito presence which kept us from going out as much as we'd like, and provided us with several bites. While we were here, the humidity was high; so much so that there was fog quite often during both the day and night. - Charley D
Dec 2016 - $45.00
We stayed a week while we did some sightseeing in Galveston. Over all a very nice place. net, well ordered pleasant helpful staff. The pool was cold but the hotter was great. There is a hotel attached to the complex so it is great place for RVers to stay with family. The cable was fine and internet worked so so. You have to change which one you are logged into. We could see the breakers from our windows. We had a huge cement wide pad. Easy on and easy off and a lot of staff always around working and cleaning. 16 block walk to historical downtown and a short walk to the seawall and beach. We slept to the sounds of the ocean. The only down side was there is a green ditch full of water just beyond the fence and at night the mosquitos were horrific. - Judy Birchland
Nov 2016 - $35.00
This park is not a huge park but its very nicely laid out with pull throughs and back ins. Its close to beach and also close to the downtown stores and restaurants. It was very quite during the week but got full come the weekend. I wanted to use the pool, it looked really nice but ran out of time. This is a nice clean facility. - Davidsons