When it comes to Galveston camping, there's a sea of options that cater to all styles of campers. You can choose to pitch a tent on the beach or pull up your RV in one of the region's many RV resorts.
Galveston Island State Park caters to every type of camper, whether you want to pitch a tent along the shore or park your RV. There are two main camping sites next to Como Lake and on Seawall Boulevard, which include basic and premium sites, restrooms with showers, shade shelters, picnic tables and fire rings. Pick up a Bolivar Beach Parking permit at a local store or real estate agency, hop on the ferry and enjoy free camping along Bolivar Peninsula's 27 miles of beaches, too. You'll have to head to nearby Crystal Beach for restroom facilities though.
If you're not interested in "roughing it" in a tent, Galveston is also home to several RV resorts. Oceanfront Stella Mare RV Resort opened in 2017 and is home to a splash pad, swimming pool, private lake (deck included), two dog parks, free Wi-Fi and spacious shower facilities. Galveston Island RV Resort gives it a run for its money though, with eco-friendly sites, a swimming pool with lounge facilities, a clubhouse with a wrap-around deck and a "bark park" for pets.
Another option is the family-favorite Jamaica Beach RV Park. With two pools, a playground, volleyball facilities, outdoor movie nights and beach access, kids won't know where to begin.
Summer is the busiest season for Galveston camping as kids are on vacation from school, but it's also the hottest time in Texas. And in winter, many "snowbirds" from the northern states flock to Galveston in their RVs to escape the cold weather. The best time of year to go camping in Galveston is either in spring or fall when there are fewer crowds and pleasant weather.
All campsites and RV resorts have nightly rates. However, many of them also offer weekly and monthly rates during the off-season or their off-peak times (typically November to February) if you're eager to extend your stay.
There are so many fun adventurous things to do while camping in Galveston. Around Galveston Island State Park as a traveler, you could enjoy; fishing, swimming, or even tackle one of the many hiking, biking, paddling, and horseback riding trailheads. Then in Galveston, you can visit Moody Gardens (an award-winning amusement park), explore The Bryan Museum and stroll along the Historic Pleasure Pier.
Galveston is a terrific camping destination as well as one of the world's busiest cruise ports, too. Check out the many cruises from Galveston to plan your next adventure.