Activities

There is always something to do at Galveston Island State Park. Relax on the beach; hike, bike or paddle your way along the trails; bring your fishing tackle for surf or bay-side fishing; visit the Nature Center; and don’t forget your binoculars or scope for the great wildlife viewing.

A few words on heath and safety – yours and the Park’s

Following some routine guidelines can make your visit worry-free, while also helping to preserve the flora and fauna of the Park.

More information on individual activities

Beach explorations – Join one of the regularly-scheduled beach explorations led by FoGISP volunteers

Bay explorations – Join one of the regularly-scheduled bay-side explorations led by FoGISP volunteers

Hiking and biking – Follow one or more of the Park’s hiking and biking trails

Kayaking/canoeing – Follow one or more of the bay-side paddling trails or schedule a tour led by a FoGISP volunteer

Birding – Bring your binoculars, scope, camera and guide — the park has a wide variety of residents and migrants

Fishing – Fish the surf, bayous, lake or wetlands; fish from the shore, from your kayak or wade

Visiting the Nature Center – Check out our hands-on exhibit; watch bees at work in an active hive; or use our extensive library to learn more about the Park and its flora and fauna

Field trips – Schedule a customized field trip in the Park for your group

Geocaching – Search for a different type of hidden treasure in the Park

Camp Wild – Help run our exciting, week-long day camp for kids

Activities hosted by Park staff

For activities hosted by Park staff rather than FoGISP volunteers, refer to the listing on the Park’s website.