Galveston Island State Park

Galveston Island State Park is a 2,000-acre camping and outdoor recreation site suitable for family getaways. Galveston Island itself has a very interesting history. The island is believed to be approximately 5,000 years old and served as a refuge for the Lafitte brothers who fled from the prosecutions of pirates in the United States. In 1817, they established a government with visions of creating a “Manhattan on the Gulf”.


The Galveston Island State Park offers lots of fun-filled family activities including camping, hiking, mountain bike riding, fishing and swimming. You can also do birdwatching or spend a day studying the wonders of nature. Educational tours of the flora and fauna of the beach and bay areas of the park are also offered by appointments. Campsites have facilities and services including water, electricity, restrooms with showers and outdoor showers. Families can take the self-guiding nature trail or the multi-use trails for hiking and mountain bike riding. Aside from that, the park also includes fascinating natural features and wild animals like raccoons, armadillos and marsh rabbits.

Experience great outdoor activities with your family only at the Galveston Island State Park. They are open daily, 7 days a week. Call them at (409) 737-1222 for reservation and additional information. Be there!