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Fires Allowed
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About Galveston Island State Park
Operator
State
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Galveston Island State Park is located in Texas
Latitude
29.198 N
Longitude
-94.957 W
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24 Reviews of Galveston Island State Park
limited camping options

the ocean side camp ground is currently closed due to renovation.  The bay side has some sites in an open circular configuration.  It appears the main site with available bathrooms is still closed due to Covid-19 regulations.

Bayside Campground very nice

Drive up flat, great campsite. Clean, recently remodeled restrooms and showers. Will definitely go back

Right on the Beach

I have been going to this campground since I was a little girl, I won’t even mention how many decades that is LOL. But I’ve never had a bad experience.  The campground was completely redone after Hurricane Ike in 2008, so all the campsites are newer, with updated tables, BBQ pits and so forth. You can literally camp on the beach if you choose to. There are even full hook-up campsites within mere feet of the beach.  But book early because these sites fill up fast.  Lots to do of course. Swimming, laying on the beach, birdwatching,  Fishing, crabbing, surfing (yes you can surf in Texas)  stand up paddle boarding, boogie boarding, sunbathing, the list is really only limited by your imagination. You can even build a campfire right in the beach at night and listen to the waves roll in while making s’mores. The campsites themselves are not very private because it’s an open setup so everyone can enjoy the view of the ocean.  The public restrooms and showers are nice and clean.  There are outdoor showers to rinse off after the beach.   There is even a fish cleaning station. This campsite is far enough out that you feel more isolated yet within a few miles of major restaurants and big box stores and grocery stores too.  The hosts are polite and helpful. If you get tired of the beach, you are within a short drive to the “Strand” downtown, Moody Gardens or Schlitterbahn water park. The location can’t be beat. Beautiful park with nice campsites, what more could you want?

Nice texas beach

Nice to go here year round. Always pleasant. I hour east of Houston . Nice camping quarters . Easy beach access

Great Spot!

The beachside campsites offer electric hookups and shaded picnic tables that are great for tent and RV camping! Keep in mind, the beach is not visible from any electric campsite- but it is a close walk to the beach and conveniently located next to a comfortable restroom with accessible private showers. The beach itself is clean/not littered and is perfect for skim boarding!

We love this place

You can’t get much closer to the sea than this unless you’re on a boat. This state park is pristine and has lots of nature activities for all ages. We’ve been going GISP for decades.

Nice state park on the beach and bayside.

Very relaxing park that's just a walk to the beach or bay fishing depending on what side of the park you camp on. The otherside is just a short drive. Day use with picnic tables is available. Reserve way ahead as it fills fast.

Great Gulf Coast Park

The park has great access to the Gulf for all sorts of activities, and great access to the bayside of the island for fishing. Great staff

Amazing

It is a nice quiet place to take your family. The beach has little people on it.

Galveston Island. Eco tourism friendly

Beach side sites for RV or tents. High winds. All close to bath houses and beach walkovers. Bay side has two overnight loops. Tent loop has bath house, no electric, all open loop, next to great marsh view. RV loop has large public pavilion.
Quiet park Great hiking, kayaking, private beach, ranger programs, birding, fishing.