See the Gulf Coast from the Lone Star State’s most famous barrier island, Galveston. This resort community features everything from historic sites like the Grand 1894 Opera House to beautiful beach areas adorned with modern amenities.
You can enjoy everything that Galveston has to offer as a travel destination without worrying about flight delays and hotel room rates. By heading to an RV dealership or finding a local rental provider, you can get your very own hotel on wheels. You’ll then be set to stay at any of the following campgrounds in Galveston, Texas.
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“The lots were massive, plenty of room for the RV and vehicle plus room to have your setup and it was CLEAN! They have activities almost daily, as well as a pool, hot tub, game area. Location was perfect just outside of town so it’s a little quieter yet close enough for a quick run to town.” -Zack, Google Review
Offering the most scenic RV Resort in Texas, right on the Gulf of Mexico between Surfside Beach and Galveston. Stunning bay and beachfront resort boasts expansive, sandy beaches with full Galveston Bay access; a private boat ramp; docks for fishing and boating; kayak and paddleboard rentals; sunrise AND sunset views. Enjoy a wide variety of amenities, on-site activities, and nearby attractions!
With breathtaking views, tropical landscaping, beach and canal access, water activity rentals and endless amenities to enjoy, Blue Water RV Park offers a vacation camping experience second to none!
“I would recommend the resort to everyone. It was very clean. Pool was amazing. The staff was very pleasant. Also had activities for everyone.” -Vickie, Google review
With a beautiful beach on one side and pond on the other, this Galveston camping site is perfect for those who appreciate a great view. The RV park is not in a busy area, so you don’t have to worry about overcrowding. You can back your travel vehicle right up to the ocean and go to sleep at night to the sound of crashing waves.`
While this RV park doesn’t have much shade for the adults, it has a covered playground that keeps your kids out of the sun. Your dog will be happy when you take him or her for a walk around the big loop. Recent renovations have improved the quality of the campsites; they now have paved, level pads that are surrounded by grass.
“Amazing place that has a nice playground for kids. No pool, but nice little strip of beach for comfort in the sun. It is a nice place and book in advance for a good spot. I met some amazing people there. Services – ON POINT. A lot of places to explore. Also, a little lake that was pretty. Very ideal for going to Schlitterbahn, because it is very close, only 5 minutes away. I love it here, and I hope you do too.” – talee, Google Review
This Galveston campground, which is on 25 acres near the center of the island, has the atmosphere of a resort. The large RV sites give you plenty of room for opening your slide outs and relaxing on your patio. While you’re sitting by the pool, you can enjoy a view of the ocean because the deck is elevated.
This RV park is ideal for your children and pets. The playground caters to older kids and little ones alike; and there are two separate dog parks available on-site. The property’s tiki bar with its swinging benches entertains adult guests almost as much as the splash pad amuses toddlers.
“Gorgeous!!! This is a wonderful park. We just stayed there for 3 nights. They greet you outside when you arrive and immediately lead you to your space so there’s no waiting to check in. The spaces are very clean and wide with grassy areas and room for 2 vehicles. They pick up your trash ALL day long which was nice. Very kid friendly park…” – Mary, Facebook Review
When you see the large clubhouse with its wrap-around deck, you’ll know that you’ve arrived at Galveston Island KOA Holiday. You’ll very quickly realize that this new park is a first-class facility. It has everything from a pizza joint to a protected wildlife area for birds.
If you run out of things to do at this RV park, you can catch a shuttle and ride into town for some shopping and sightseeing. However, you’ll have to camp at the resort for a long time to get bored. The facility has a swimming pool, hot tub, and lazy river plus a private catch-and-release lake, volleyball court, and horseshoe pit.
“Really a very nice park. Super clean and the maintence guy kept everything immaculate! The office and store was great, good selection of gifts and supplies. The magers and office people were all very helpful and nice…” – Laurel, Trip Advisor Review
While it is located about an hour outside Saginaw’s city limits, Soaring Eagle Hideaway RV Park is considered an entertaining Saginaw, Michigan, campground. It boasts 67 RV sites nestled amongst a clubhouse, walking trails and a water park. This RV park provides nonstop entertainment and isn’t far from popular Saginaw attractions and shopping.
You can relax and unwind in the Soaring Eagle pool and sauna or make some action-packed memories with family members at the sprawling water park. The park also features a 45-acre lake that’s great for fishing, and it has a private beach and designated pet area. The large, concrete-pad RV sites offer electric and sewer. Plus, there are plenty of nearby stores and restaurants to discover.
“Soaring Eagle Casino is a short distance from the campground and offers free shuttle service from the campground to the casino. Situated on the lake, fishing is allowed with a fishing permit. Park guests are allowed access to the Soaring Eagle Water Park Hotel pool and sauna.” – Peter, Google Review
You’ll find this new gated RV park on the grounds of the old Sandpiper Motel. The office, which is in the original building, features a kitchen, theater, and card room. Since this RV resort is on Galveston Island’s east end, it’s close to Stewart Beach and the Historic Pleasure Pier.
Location is the main benefit of staying at this Galveston, Texas, campground; however, the infinity edge pool is a close second. It overlooks the Gulf and is conveniently placed beside a lounge. With a hot tub and covered deck beside it, the pool is the focal point of the new Sandpiper RV Resort.
“…The pads are all concrete with grass all around. All sites are full hookups. The sites around the perimeter are back in, those in the center are pull through. Each site has a concrete patio and a picnic table. There are some overflow sites not in the park proper, they are along Seawall Blvd…” – CeeGee, Campendium Review
For a “back-to-nature” adventure, you can stay at this state park on the west side of Galveston Island. It covers an area that includes a beach on the Gulf, a bay side, and a prairie in the middle. The on-site outdoor activities are diverse and even include mountain biking.
f you think that RV camping in Galveston is incomplete without a good place to fish, then make your reservations at this state park. You can fish from the shore without a license, and that’s true whether you’re on the Gulf side or by the bay. The park has a fish cleaning station as well as a launch for canoes and kayaks
“…Here you can have some peace and quiet while exploring the beach and bay side of the island, including camping, walking paths, wildlife observation towers, and paddling trails…” – Stuart, Yelp Review
Camp Margaritaville RV Resort...
Camp Margaritaville RV Resort Crystal Beach sets itself apart from other RV destinations, providing a laid-back outdoor experience with all the comforts and conveniences of a luxurious resort. Located on the sunny, picturesque shoreline of the Bolivar Peninsula, this dynamic destination was reimagined from the ground up to offer campers, nomads and endless-road’ers an unparalleled, all-in-one beachside haven and entertainment hub.
When you’re living on island time, there’s no pressure to do anything but unwind, let go, and feel the waves. With live music, daily activities, island-inspired eateries, and a resort-style pool, the opportunities for fun and relaxation are endless.
“Everything from the minute we arrived was outstanding. All staff from check in, pool bar and restaurant were over the top welcoming. Food at the food truck as well as the restaurant was outstanding. We can’t wait to come back.” CHERIE M.
Plant and animal life is rampant at Offatts Bayou, which is on the east bay side of Galveston Island. You can park your RV in the vicinity by staying at this campground and marina. Once named Bayou Shores RV Resort, this facility is now under new management.
The view of Offatts Bay is a strong selling point for this RV park in Galveston. The bay itself gives you a place to swim and fish; in fact, a fishing pier is right beside the boat ramp. Once the restaurant has been remodeled, it will have fresh seafood on the menu and a well-placed dock overlooking the water.
“…Park is under fairly new management and the new staff is very friendly and attentive. Jesse stays on site. They are working on numerous things, but the grass is cut and the sites are well maintained. Sites are gravel, but surprisingly level…” – Jovan, Yelp Review
Although short-term guests are welcome at this RV park, most patrons stay on a month-to-month basis. The campground is actually on Tiki Island; this little village is your last stop before you cross the bay to Galveston. It allows you to commute to your favorite attractions whether they’re on the barrier island or the mainland
This long-term RV park near Galveston, Texas, is a fisherman’s paradise. With lighted piers and cleaning stations on the premises, you can fish and crab all day long. Even live oyster reefs and protected wetlands are part of the Tiki Tom’s experience. The area is also popular with kayakers.
“…I love that I can literally walk out my door, take approximately 30 steps and throw my fishing line in Jones Bay – where I’ve caught some delicious Red Drums and Flounder…Although the park doesn’t have any type of swimming facility, Galveston Beach is only 5 miles away.” – VanNessa, Google Review
You can stay at this RV park on the mainland and still see the sights in Galveston. Bayou Campground in Dickinson, which is less than 25 miles from the famous barrier island, has lovely, shaded campsites. If you’re in the area for the fishing opportunities, you’ll find plenty of them at this campground near Galveston, Texas.
Travelers who are looking for a quiet place to stop will be pleased with this private RV park. Since it’s not a large, resort-type facility, you won’t have to deal with loud parties. Furthermore, the park is close to grocery stores and amenities in Dickinson.
“Such a beautiful and peaceful place to camp. My boyfriend and I had nothing but good things to say about it. Definitely going to go back when we go on our next camping trip!” – Alexandria, Facebook Review
Hitchcock is a small town that you’ll pass through if you’re en route to Galveston on Highway 6. When you get to Hitchcock, look for this small RV park on the side of the road. It’s a comfortable, convenient place to stop for a night; you may decide to stay longer once you get to know the friendly staff.
This park’s fish cleaning station is a useful amenity since fishing is such a popular pastime in this part of Texas. While this campground isn’t overloaded with amenities, you’ll enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. You can get to know your neighbors in the game room.
“…the owner Jerri is very sweet and accommodating any issues or questions we had she helped right away. I’ve never felt more at home and welcome. We were even able to bring our little dog with us and he never plays when he is in a strange place but he did play here. Any time I’m in town I will be staying here…” – Jennifer, Google Review
You will find Bay RV Park comfortably located between Galveston and Houston, and only minutes away from the attractions at Kemah Boardwalk. The park takes pride in being one of the highest-rated parks in the area. With its prime location to enjoy the bay and the city, you will find yourself loving your stay at Bay RV Park.
Guests will find large concrete sites with double parking for their RVs and will appreciate the grass and trees around each site to shade you from the Texas sun. The park staff live onsite and pride themselves in their friendliness and ability to meet all their guests' needs to make them feel at home. The park has a friendly adult atmosphere where the rules are enforced and maintains a high level of cleanliness.
“Bay RV Park is very accommodating, friendly, and has wonderful management. They will brighten your day. Beautiful scenery, concrete pads, 30 and 50 amp hook ups. They even have some pull-thrus there's. So if you have never been there for your rv-ing experience you don't know what your missing. So give them a call today and book a stay with them you will be glad you did.” – Beverly Morris, Google Review
Galveston is more than just a barrier island with lovely beaches. It’s a center of history, museums, and architecture. You’ll find everything from zip lines to water coasters in Galveston. Any of the campgrounds and RV parks in the area can serve as a base while you see all that the island offers.
After you’ve experienced Galveston in its entirety, why not explore some other parts of Texas? You can spend a great deal of time in this large, fascinating state. A Texas RV trip can take you from the humid subtropical Gulf Coast to the semiarid and desert regions of the Southwest.
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Pricing will vary. The top 10 RV Parks we selected all display daily, weekly and monthly rates for you.
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Yes. The majority of campgrounds we selected in this blog allow pets.