14901 FM 3005, Galveston Texas 77554
The park's 2000 acres are contained in the city of Galveston
. The park was opened in 1975. The island is believed to be about 5000 years old. The great storm of 1900 killed between 5000 and 10,000 people and prompted the construction of the seawall that protects the northern half of the island.
The park offers camping, birdwatching, nature study, hiking, mountain bike riding, fishing, and swimming. Educational tours of the flora and fauna of the beach are given by appointment.
Other Texas State Parks nearby:
(Needville) Brazos Bend State Park
(Galveston) Galveston Island State Park
03/21 Coming to The Galveston area
Pearland Crawfish Festival Pearland TX April5-7 Great crawfish, food, music, and fun.
Great Texas Mosquito Festival Clute TX July25-27 Many booths with a variety of foods, along with arts and crafts and more. The carnival provides three days of fun for children and adults.
Houston Hot Sauce Festival Houston TX September21-22 The Houston Hot Sauce Festival, conducted in September, showcases everything from sauce, salsa and spices to jams, jellies and pickles. The festival also features cooking demonstrations and on stage entertainment.
Texas Rice Festival Winnie TX October2-6 Bar-B-Que Cook-off Weekend,
Horseshoe & Washer Pitching Tournaments,
Rice Run 5k & Kids Fun Run,
Queen’s Coronation & Street Dance
Houston Italian Festival Houston TX October10-13 Fiesta Italiana! Bringing Italian culture to life.
Texas Renaissance Festival Plantersville TX October12-December1 Men and women decked out in the latest in 16th century Renaissance garb, jousting, juggling, dancing and feasting at the King's banquet hall.