You’ll feel like you’re on your own camping island at these campgrounds surrounding by three different bodies of water - Como Lake, Oak Bayou and Dana Cove - and not far from the Gulf. Sites 40 - 49 are their own loop for tent campers with showers and restrooms next to the adjacent sites 50 - 69 which have additional water and electricity hookups. Make sure to get a good night’s sleep so you can wake up and be the first kayakers/canoers/anglers on the lake!
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
10 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Mountain bikers can enjoy four miles of trails through dunes and marshes. Journey down the Clapper Rail Loop and take a break a...Read more


Although you can certainly bring the boat out for some cruising in the Gulf of Mexico, your better off sticking to kayaks and c...Read more


Fishermen and fisherwomen are more than welcome at Galveston Island State Park. Freshwater and saltwater fishing are both popul...Read more


With ten trails to choose from, you’ll never finish exploring. Hiking provides the perfect way to see Galveston Island State Pa...Read more

Horseback riding

The best way to explore Galveston Island the equestrian way is through Galveston Island Horse and Pony Rides. No matter your le...Read more


With miles and miles of paddling trails to choose from, you can’t go wrong with a paddle in hand. Head to Dana Cove for some sw...Read more

Wind sports

When the weather permits, kiteboarding and windsurfing can be a great way to spend your day by the sea. With so many places to ...Read more


Truth time: Texas is no Hawaii. But that’s no reason why surfers and amateurs alike can’t enjoy themselves at Galveston Island....Read more


Although Galveston Island is a water lover’s paradise, fresh-water swimming opportunities are limited. Your best bet is to head...Read more

Wildlife watching

In addition to the spectacular bird watching, which includes pelicans, great blue herons, egrets and the famed crested caracara...Read more



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Kelsie L.
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November 24th, 2017

Great breeze in the spring time and not too far from the adorable downtown Galveston area which was totally rebuilt and improved after hurricane Ike. Not too much to do at the campground unless you want to attempt to fly kires or just hang out by the water. It does offer small shade structures which is nice.

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Peg G.
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August 1st, 2017

It was close to the beach, what else can I say?

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August 25th, 2017
Galveston Island State Park
United States
Phone Number
(409) 737-1222
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29.212° N, 94.955° W
Tent / Van: 10 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)