Galveston Island State Park

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.

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

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

Open daily.

Busy Season

March through October, especially weekends


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

1 foot

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