Galveston Island State Park RV & Campground Guide


Galveston Island State Park is located off the Gulf Coast of Texas, about 12 miles south of Galveston and 60 miles south of Houston. The state park is known for its vast and varied landscape, which covers over 2,000 acres of the island. With its boardwalks, bayside trails and beaches, Galveston Island State Park attracts many visitors. There's plenty to do both on land and on the gulf. The region is known for its warm year-round temperatures and fairly high humidity. 

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Spring 65.6-76 F
Summer 79.3-89.3 F
Fall 68-79.6 F
Winter 50.6-63.3 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Galveston Island State Park

An RV rental offers a cheap, easy and convenient way to enjoy any outdoor space. Galveston Island State Park is no exception. If you're hoping to take an RVshare rental out to see the park soon, try staying at one of these campgrounds.

Galveston Island State Park Campgrounds

Galveston Island State Park has its own set of campgrounds for RVers. Spaces start at $15 for those without electrical hookups and $20 for those with hookups, allowing for a slightly cheaper option if you don't mind roughing it a bit. Water is included at all sites, and most come with a picnic table and fire ring. You'll also have access to nearby showers and restrooms. Pets are also allowed to enjoy the trip with you if you'd like to bring them on a leash.

Dellanera RV Park

Dellanera RV Park is a beautiful campground located 6 miles north of the park. Featuring amenities like full electrical hookups, free Wi-Fi, an on-site general store, 24-hour showers, restrooms and laundry, a barbecue pit, pet-friendly accommodations and much more, it's a great place to stay if you want to be near town. Prices can vary quite a bit based on the spot, the number of nights stayed and general availability. Therefore, it's generally a smart idea to call ahead or visit the website a few weeks before your trip to check out your reservation options.

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What to Do at
Galveston Island State Park

Inside Galveston Island State Park

Galveston Island State Park is an ideal destination if you enjoy spending time on the water. Given that it's an island, you'll be able to experience tons of exciting activities on the sand, too. Swimming, boating, surfing, fishing and more all take place at this state park. There are plenty of hiking trails, too, allowing you to see all the varied scenery up close. Bird-watching and picnicking are also fairly popular activities.

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How to Get to
Galveston Island State Park

You'll take Interstate 45, also known as Gulf Freeway, to get to Galveston Island from Houston. Once in the city of Galveston, navigate to TX 87 S and travel for around 2.5 miles before turning right onto Exit 1A. Continue straight until you see TX 342 SPUR come up on the left. Turn off there, and then turn right onto FM 3005 in around 1.5 miles. From there, you'll just want to follow the road for another 9 miles or so until you see the park come into view.

Getting into Galveston Island State Park is a simple matter. Coming in from FM 3005, you should see an intersection with a stone wall signifying the park on the left side of the road. Turn off that way and travel a short ways to the gate where you can pay for entrance into the park.

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Entering Galveston Island State Park

The park is open seven days a week from sunup to sundown.

Galveston Island State Park Per adult : $5.0

Galveston Island State Park Children 12 and under : $0.0

Galveston Island State Park is a truly amazing location for RVers. If you love the outdoors and all the exciting things there are to do at the beach, add this destination to your next road trip itinerary. You'll definitely want to preserve the memories you make with some nice pictures. Why not share the love and send some RVshare's way? Tag RVshare on social media or email your photos to [email protected]. The site might feature your pics in an upcoming blog.

Frequently Asked Questions About Galveston Island State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Galveston Island State Park?

The busy season for the park is March through October, especially on the weekends. The best time to visit is the spring and fall. Not everyone enjoys the summer heat.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Galveston Island State Park?

The park attracts large numbers of birdwatchers. Birds stop and spend time in the park during the spring and fall migrations before heading over the Gulf of Mexico. Raccoons, armadillos, marsh rabbits, and butterflies also make homes in the park.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Galveston Island State Park?

Galveston Island State Park has 36 beach sites that are suitable for both RVs and tents. There are 20 RV and trailer sites located bay side. There is water and electricity available at both campsites.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Galveston Island State Park and what is the cost?

No, you do not need to reserve a camping spot at Galveston Island State Park. RV’ers can, however, reserve the beach campsites ahead of time. The total cost for the campsite and entrance fees is due when reservations are made.

Are pets allowed at Galveston Island State Park?

Yes, Galveston Island State Park is a pet-friendly park. Owners must have a copy of the dog’s shot records. Dogs need to be on a leash no longer than six feet, and owners must clean up after their companions.