Each time we visit Galveston Island, Texas, we always look forward to staying at the beautiful RV Resort Galveston Island, now known as Galveston Island KOA Holiday. This Good Sam 10-10-10 rated resort is located almost midpoint between the city of Galveston and Surfside. So, if you love beaches, island life with a visit to the great city of Galveston, it’s the perfect family vacation destination for RVers!
What’s special about this RV park is it’s close enough to enjoy the city but far enough to enjoy the island country life. It’s no wonder Galveston Island Resort is one of our ultimate favorite coastal destinations!
Galveston Island RV Resort Review
Campground/RV Park: GALVESTON ISLAND RV RESORT
Location: 23700 San Luis Pass Road, Galveston, TX 77554
Date(s) Stayed: October 2015 and March 2016
As we already mentioned, Galveston Island RV Resort is a Good Sam 10-10-10 Resort and because of it, it was our reason to give it a go.
We came to Galveston to see some friends in October and wanted to be close to enjoy some day visits with them. We also returned in March of 2016 for a month-long stay because we enjoyed our visit. Word to the wise though, March is their windy month.
Where Galveston Island RV Resort is locatedGalveston Island RV Resort (now Galveston Island KOA Holiday) is situated right across the road from the beach between the Gulf of Mexico and West Bay. It’s about a 20 minute drive to Galveston and all the happenings. It’s prime location is also halfway between Galveston Island State Park and the quiet Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge.
Arrival and Check in
Galveston Island RV Resort is right is right on San Luis Pass Road. The entrance has a large sign to lead you into the park. It’s even lit at night. The roadways throughout the resort are paved asphalt. They’re wide for easy maneuvering and parking.
The resort features over 100 spacious, paved and big rig friendly; long enough for larger fifth wheels and motorhomes. Both, pull-throughs and back-ins are available. Each site is has a picnic table and stationary charcoal grill.
Since we had a reservation and already knew our site number, we drove in and parked our fifth wheel before checking in. After getting set up, we went to the office up in the clubhouse building to check in. The staff was friendly and very hospitable. The check in process was quickly and efficiently.
As of writing this blog, they offer 10% discounts to members of TACO, Good Sam, Trailer Life, and the military.
RV Sites at Galveston Island RV Resort
Our site #25 is located in the corner of the exterior edge of the resort that bordered a private cattle ranch. The back of our site offers spectactular sunsets. Our kitties could sit and watch the cows and birds.
Each site is meticulously landscaped; grass kept short and palm tree trimmed. The landscaping staff is very mindful about taking care of any fire ant hills in the sites and common areas.
Galveston Island RV Resort Amenities
The clubhouse is where the bathrooms/showers, coin op laundry, office, small camp store, pool and hot tub, and recreation deck are located. The trash dumpsters are located on the backside of the clubhouse near the propane filling station.
Galveston Island RV Resort offers pristine amenities and beautiful natural surroundings. Coupled with the beach atmosphere and historic Texas beach resort destination, we’ll make this our regular beach destination.
- Easy Beach Access
- Swimming Pool
- Hot Tub
- Lazy River
- Wide, Paved Roads
- Spacious 20’x65′ Concrete Pads, with Picnic Table and Grill
- Picnic Tables and Grill at all sites
- Large Outdoor Pavilion – Perfect for your Rally Gatherings
- Free Basic Park WiFi
- Golf Cart Rentals On-Site
- Protected Wildlife Area for Migratory Birds
- Laundry Facilities
- Full Electric, Cable TV, and Sewer Hookups
- Bark Park – Pet-Friendly for Friendly Pets
- Clubhouse with Wraparound Deck
- Convenience & Gift Store with Beer and Wine
- Private Lake for Crabbing & fishing. (Catch & Release)
- Unlimited High-Speed Internet *daily rate*
- Pizza Pirates – On-Site Resort Restaurant
- On-Site Propane
- Shuttle Service to In-Town Destinations *fee*
- Fully Furnished Cottages for Rent
Things to do near Galveston Island
There’s lots to do for whatever is your forte! You can take in the many restaurants, shopping, attractions, events, etc. downtown. Take a tour of the Elyssa or take one of the harbor or duck boat cruises.
Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge is open all year between sunrise to sunset. No entrance fee is required. Enjoy wildlife-related activities, including wildlife watching, hiking, hunting, fishing and wildlife photography.
There are also points west before the toll bridge where you could access the shore in your vehicle, park on the beach and make a day at the beach. Lots of folks fishing, kite flying opportunities and swimming on calm days.
Check out our extensive Galveston Visitor’s Guide: Galveston, Texas – RVers Coastal Island Vacation Destination
Wrapping up our Galveston Island RV Resort review
Considering the resort was brand new on our first visit, this RV park hadn’t seen its rewards yet. We actually enjoyed having the park to almost all to ourselves with exception of a few other guests.
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.
While this park is located a bit west of all the happenings in Galveston, it’s perfect if you prefer a quieter and less congested RV resort experience. Just be aware, it can get breezy on the island.
While the the resort is not beach front, guests can still visit the beach. There are two public beachfront access points within walking distance. However be aware you will be walking along the busy road. There’s a small parking lot if you choose to drive instead.
Be aware, the month of March is Spring Break. So, you’ll need to book early if you wish to visit during that time. Also, during March and April, it may get very windy and stormy.
All said, we heard that Galveston Island RV Resort has changed management. So, the park atmosphere and leadership may have changed but we’ve heard that it’s op-tempo has remained.
When we visit this area again, we have full intentions of booking a reservation with Galveston Island RV Resort. It is among the best RV parks we’ve ever stayed at. And this is why it’s one of our coastal destinations in Texas!