RV PARK REVIEW: Galveston Island RV Resort – TEXAS

Each time we visit Galveston Island, Texas, we always look forward to staying at the beautiful RV Resort Galveston Island. This Good Sam 10-10-10 rated resort is located almost midpoint between the city of Galveston and Surfside. 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!

Campground/RV Park: GALVESTON ISLAND RV RESORT
Location: 23700 San Luis Pass Road, Galveston, TX 77554
Phone: 409-200-2745
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.

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Where Galveston Island RV Resort is located…

Galveston Island RV Resort 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 the city of Galveston and all the happenings. 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.

The RV resort’s prime location is also halfway between Galveston Island State Park and the quiet Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge. The 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.

Arrival and Check in

The 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.

Galveston Island RV Resort Site Map
Galveston Island RV Resort Site Map

Our Site…

Our site #25 was located in the corner of the exterior edge of the resort that bordered a private cattle ranch. The back of our site offered spectactular sunsets. Our kitties could sit and watch the cows and birds.

The sites are landscaped; grass kept short and palm tree manicured. The landscaping staff is very mindful about taking care of any fire ant hills in the sites and common areas.

Galveston Island RV Resort site
This was the first time we visited Galveston Island RV Resort in 2015 with our fifth wheel toy hauler – Site #25

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.

This 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
      • Volleyball
      • Free Basic Park WiFi
      • Horseshoes
      • 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
Galveston Island RV Resort pool
Galveston Island RV Resort pool
Galveston Island RV Resort hot tub
Galveston Island RV Resort hot tub

Our Review of Galveston Island RV Resort

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 the Spring (months of 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.

Galveston Island RV Resort back corner site
This was the second time we visited Galveston Island RV Resort but this time with our Landmark fifth wheel. Also site #25. Look at that sunset!

When we visit this area again, we have full intentions of booking a reservation with Galveston Island RV Resort. Galveston Island RV Resort is among the best RV parks we’ve ever been. Now you know why it’s one of our coastal destinations in Texas!

 

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