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GISP Grand Re-Opening

April 1, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

A weekend filled with festivities celebrating the renovated beachside of Galveston Island State Park!
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Join us for a weekend filled with celebration as we officially reopen the beachside of our park.

In 2019, Galveston Island State Park’s beachside closed for a complete renovation after Hurricane Ike devastated the island in 2008. This included a renovation and redesign of the camp sites, day use, restrooms and headquarters. This renovation was funded in part by the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Texas Trustee Implementation Group: TPWD, GLO, TCEQ, NOAA, DOI, EPA, and USDA.

Schedule of events:

Saturday April 1st 9 AM – 3 PM

Nature Center open. Exhibitor booths located in beach day use. Activities are as follows:

Prairie Hike: Take a hike through the less than 1% of coastal prairie habitat remains and see the amazing wildlife that lives here.

Beach Walk: There’s so much more to the beach then just getting a tan. Learn about the animals and plants that survive in this harsh environment and how you can protect them. Participants should be prepared to get wet and sandy.

Bay Exploration: Galveston Bay and the marsh are teeming with life. Walk through the marsh and get into the water to seine. Participants must wear close-toed shoes and be prepared to get wet and dirty.

Fishing: Fishing is for everyone! We provide the gear, just bring yourself. No fishing license needed when fishing from the shore of a state park.

Kayaking 101: Kayaking for first timers and those that want a little more practice on the water. Kayaking is a very physical activity and is limited to participants 13 and older. Waivers must be signed by all participants. Close-toed shoes are mandatory. We provide all gear. Be prepared to get wet.


April 1, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Galveston Island State Park
14901 Farm to Market Road 3005
Galveston, TX 77554 United States
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(409) 737-1222
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