Galveston Island State Park- Hiking

Family Friendly Activities at Galveston State Park- (at a great price or FREE)

Looking for a place to have fun with your whole family? Why not visit Galveston Island State Park? You can go swimming, fishing hiking, mountain biking, camping, geocaching, etc. The list of activities goes on and on.

Whatever activity you choose, you’ll find a sense of relaxation and fun in doing so. Today, we’re going to talk about three activities that are my personal favorite: Geocaching, the Zombie Apocalypse Hike, and the Bird Walk.


Geocaching is the hunt for any of more than two million geocaches hidden in this world by people such as yourself. To break down the word, “geocaching”, “geo” means earth and “cashing” refers to an item that is hidden. Many of them are hidden. It is up to you to find them using a GPS system.

To play, visit the website, or use a smartphone app to find caches near you. I would start with an easy cache on your first hunt as they range in difficulty.

Next you will need to download the coordinates to your GPS and then look for the cache. It might take a while to find your cache once you reach its destination as it may be well-hidden. You then need to approach the cache safely as these spots are also home to the wildlife of Galveston. Open the container and take an item from the cache.

Please leave the container as found so that the next player can have the same exhilarating experience!

The Zombie Apocalypse

The Zombie Apocalypse Hike is a very interesting program that tests your survival skills. Their guided program will talk about the basic skills needed to find food, water, and shelter in the wilderness area. It is a free hour-long program fun for people of all ages.

Bring hiking gear for the short walk along the prairie. All children must be accompanied by an adult and your parking fee must be paid before your trip to the park. Be ready as your survival skills will be tested!

The Bird Walk

The Bird Walk is an activity that nature lovers such as myself will greatly enjoy. If you missed Galveston Island’s Featherfest, this might be the next best thing.  During the walk, we will go to the bird blind, which is a shelter that is used to observe birds in close quarters.

You will see what birds come in to bathe, eat, or drink. If time allows us to, we could possibly go to another blind, or walk the trail to look for more bird species.

I would recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes during this event. Admission costs are $5 for adults and free for children twelve and under!

In Conclusion

As you can clearly see, Galveston State Island Park has many activities in which will be enjoyable for your entire family. I can personally say that I love going to this park due to the variety of activities that have and the oasis feeling I get whenever I’m there.

To learn more about what the park has to offer  and all of the other activities , please visit their website linked below. So, head on over, nature is calling your name!

Remember activities fees can change at any time, so please be sure to double check.