Galveston Island State Park

Beginning October 1, 2013 construction will begin on new restroom facilities in the beachside camping area. Construction noises may occur from Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Galveston Island State Park

Spend your day hunting seashells, building sand castles, splashing in the ocean, or hiking the miles of bayside trails and boardwalks.

Things to Do

The park offers camping, bird watching, nature study, hiking, mountain biking, fishing and unsupervised beach swimming.

Equipment Rentals

This park participates in the Angler Education “Tackle Loaner Program”; individuals can borrow rods, reels and tackle boxes with hooks, sinkers and bobbers.

Volunteer Opportunities

For information on volunteering, contact the park or visit the website maintained by the Friends of Galveston Island State Park.

Ranger Programs

Educational tours of the flora and fauna of the beach and bay areas of the park are given by appointment only. Contact the park to make arrangements.

Check the calendar for upcoming events and programs.

Area Attractions

Nearby attractions in Galveston include Moody Gardens (with the Rainforest Pyramid, I-Max Theater and Palm Beach); numerous historical homes; the Railroad Museum; the Strand Historical District, where the Tall Ship Elissa (an 1877 sailing vessel) is moored; the Seaport Museum; and the Galveston County Museum. Space Center Houston is also nearby, as are the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, San Jacinto Monument and Battleship TEXASBrazos Bend State ParkVarner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site and Brazoria County Access Point (San Luis County Park operated by Brazoria County) are within two hours.

14901 FM 3005
Galveston, TX 77554

Latitude: 29.190784

Longitude: -94.95953

(409) 737-1222

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900
Reserve by fax

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $5 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free
Hours

Open 7 days a week year-round.

Busy Season

March through October, especially weekends

Climate

January average is 46.2 degrees. July average is 85.9 degrees. First freeze occurs late November. Last freeze occurs mid-March.

National Weather Service forecast for this area
Elevation

1 foot

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