Galveston Island RV Resort – TEXAS

Campground/RV Park: Galveston Island RV Resort
Location: 23700 San Luis Pass Road, Galveston, TX 77554
Phone: 409-200-2745
Date(s) Stayed: 10/20/15 to 10/31/15 and 3/1/16 to 4/1/16
Length of Stay: 10 days and 1 month
Site #: 25 (both times)
Cost per night (with taxes): $375/10 days and $550 + Elec/Month (rates increase during seasonal times)
Discount Used:  10% Good Sam
Connections: 50 amp FHU

Stars:  4.75

 

Galveston Island RV Resort is a 10-10-10 Resort we found through an advertisement online.

We came to Galveston to see some friends back in October for 10 days.  Considering the resort was brand new, it hadn’t seen its rewards yet. Actually, it was kind of nice having the park to ourselves with very few other guests.

The weather was spectacular all 10 days. We got the pool and hot tub all to ourselves a few times.

Where Galveston Island RV Resort is located…

Galveston Island RV Resort is situated right across the road from the beach of Gulf.  There are two public beach access points within walking distance.  You could also drive and park.  There are also points west before the toll bridge where you could access the shore in your vehicle and park on the beach.  Lots of folks fishing, kite flying opportunities and swimming on calm days.

While this park is located a bit west of all the happenings in Galveston, its perfect if you prefer a quieter and less congested RV resort experience.  Just be aware, its breezy here on the island.  The Resort is about a 20 minute drive to Galveston and all the happenings.  Lots to do for all ages!  Plenty of restaurants, activities, shopping, attractions, events, etc. downtown.  Go aboard the Elyssa or take one of the harbor or duck boat cruises.

Click here —-> What to do in Galveston

Arriving at Galveston Island RV Resort…

Galveston Island RV Resort is among the best we’ve been to so far. Galveston Island RV Resort features over 100 spacious, paved and long enough for big rigs. Pull-throughs and back-ins are available. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and stationary charcoal grill.  The roads throughout the resort are wide for easy maneuvering and parking.

Checking in…

Our check in was easy. Since we had a reservation and knew our site number, we proceeded right to it and backed in our fifth wheel. After getting set up, we went to the office up in the big stilt building to check in. The staff was pleasant and hospitable. We were checked in quickly and efficiently. It was a quiet day, so no waiting in line. (both times).

By the way, they offer 10% discounts to members of TACO, Good Sam, Trailer Life, and the Armed Forces.

Parking and Our Site…

Our site was located in the corner of the exterior edge of the resort with our back window overlooking a small cattle field. We were blessed with the sunsets that were spectacular and our cats could sit and watch the cows and birds.

The sites are regularly-timed landscaped; grass kept short and they are very mindful about taking care of any fire ant hills that pop up here or there.  We had a couple during our stay and reported them; the owner/manager took care of them within only a couple hours.

Our Cyclone during our 1st visit in October

Amenities…

The clubhouse is where the bathrooms/showers, coin op laundry, office, small camp store, pool & hot tub, and recreation deck are located.  Around the backside of the clubhouse is where the trash dumpsters and propane filling station are located.  The owner/manager, Chris, is outstanding hands-on and present on-site.  He really cares about the resort and extending the best hospitality.  We’ve always had great service with smiles and friendliness.

Note: We heard that Chris sold his share of the resort, so management atmosphere and leadership of the resort may have changed.

This RV Resort offers top quality amenities and beautiful natural surroundings with the fun of the beach and the excitement of this popular and historic southern Texas beach resort destination.

  • Full Hook Up, 30/50 amp at all sites
  • Wide Paved Roads, Big Rig Friendly
  • Largest FHU Sites on the Island
  • Swimming Pool
  • Lazy River
  • Hot Tub
  • Free basic WiFI
  • High-speed internet
  • Cable, TV Hookups
  • Tiled Restrooms, Hot Showers
  • Pull Through Sites
  • Clubhouse for Groups
  • Convenience and Gift Store
  • Laundry
  • Propane
  • Golf Cart Rental
  • Pavilion Rental

The resort is clean and tidy always.  There is plenty or areas away from the RV sites to walk dogs and for children to play.  The owner is planning on putting in a children’s playground in the near future; also more sites.

The second time we visited in March 2016, it was very windy and stormy, so we didn’t get to use all of the facilities like last time.  Be aware, March is Spring Break so you’ll need to book early if you wish to visit then.

We would have given them a full 5 stars however, our only complaint is they allow children in the hot tub. It was difficult to enjoy adult relaxation time because they were playing in it for extended periods of time. There was no rule enforcement nor parental involvement. It kind of ruined it for the other guests like ourselves.

Our second visit the following March in our Landmark 365

When we visit this area again, we have full intentions of booking a reservation with Galveston Island RV Resort.  We really like this one!

Check out what we did while we were there…

Galveston, Oh Galveston!

 

 

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