Galveston Island State Park
Things to Do
The park offers camping, bird watching, nature study, hiking, mountain biking, fishing and unsupervised beach swimming.
- Galveston Island State Park Fishing Tip Sheet
- Galveston Island State Park Points of Interest Driving Tour
This park participates in the Angler Education “Tackle Loaner Program”; individuals can borrow rods, reels and tackle boxes with hooks, sinkers and bobbers.
For information on volunteering, contact the park or visit the website maintained by the Friends of Galveston Island State Park.
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.
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 TEXAS. Brazos Bend State Park, Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site and Brazoria County Access Point (San Luis County Park operated by Brazoria County) are within two hours.