Galveston Island State Park


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Galveston Island State Park


Location:6 miles southwest of the Galveston City seawall on Farm Road 3005.
Facilities:Campsites with water and electricity hookups, group camp, showers, restrooms, boat ramp, day-use group facility, picnic areas, screened shelters, beach, hiking trails, nature trail, interpretive center, park store, amphitheater.
Activities:Camping, fishing, swimming, mountain biking, hiking, birding.
Special Features:In 1998 Tropical Storm Frances destroyed the park's sand dunes, which serve as the only protection the park has for its facilities. A project was implemented to rebuild the dunes through the use of Christmas trees. The great storm of 1900 devastated the island, killing 5,000-10,000 people, and prompted the construction of the seawall that protects the northern half of the island.
Address:14901 FM 3005
Galveston, TX 77554

Phone:409-737-1222
Web: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/galveston
Size: 2,013 acres.

See other parks in Texas.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Galveston Island State Park suffered a lot of damage during Hurricane Ike in 2008, and its visitors center was destroyed.
Visitors fish on the shore of Galveston Island State Park.
The next three projects in order of effectiveness are providing vehicle-free access at Bolivar Flats in Galveston for 7.7 years, machine cleaning on Galveston Island State Park for 8.8 years, and vehicle-free access on Crystal Beach in Galveston for 9 years.
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