As you’re getting ready to drift off to sleep to the calming caress of waves against the shore, make sure not to stray too far from these campgrounds or you might find yourself drifting out to sea! Sites 1 - 36 are located right on the Gulf of Mexico, so you’ll wake up in the morning to gorgeous views of the open water and for fishermen (or fisherladies) you’ll be right where all the action is. With water and electricity hookups along with nearby restroom and shower facilities, these grounds are the place to be.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
56 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
No picnic table


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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Galveston Island State Park
United States
Phone Number
(409) 737-1222
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Official Website
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29.192° N, 94.958° W
Tent / RV / Trailer: 56 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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