One of the many benefits of living in Galveston is that the weather is always perfect for getting outside. Galveston Island State Park offers something for everyone to enjoy whether you just need to kill a few hours or want to spend the whole weekend out.
Since the park is along the coast, there are campsites on both the beach and in the bay area. Pitch a tent and fall asleep listening to the waves of the ocean and chirping of the grasshoppers. If you are not a “tent” type of person, the park also offers cabins for rent that come with a dining area and cots. Either option is a great way to spend a night or two outdoors, and would make a great date weekend. This is also a great place to spend some alone time, clearing your head of all your worries.
Hiking, Biking, and Paddling Trails
What makes this park unique is that it’s in an area combined with beaches, marsh, and woods. There are four miles of trails for both hiking and biking with observation platforms along the way. There are a multitude of paddling trails that make their way through the marshes. Please keep in mind that the park does not rent out kayaks or canoes, but guest can feel free to bring their own.
Every week the park offers bay exploration, where you have the opportunity to see the whole park. Volunteer park rangers host a 75-minute tour/hike that takes you up close and personal with local wildlife and provides you with a chance to learn some history about the bay and the island.Back to all posts