Archive for March 8th, 2011

Spring Break Fun at Galveston

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

This is Passport to Texas

You don’t have to go to Florida for sunshine, sandy beaches and ocean waves this spring break. Our State Park guide, Bryan Frazier says just head to the Texas coast for a classic getaway.

48—I’ve got to plug Galveston Island, which is a traditional spring break favorite—it has been for decades. It’s just outside the largest city in Texas, and that’s Houston. A lot of people still think the hurricane has prevented people from using the park, or that it’s not open. Well, hurricane Ike did do some damage a couple of years ago, but the park has been open for quite some time.

There’s beach side camping a restrooms and shows, there’s bay side camping and restrooms. It’s just fantastic what the friends group and the public has done to support that park and get it back on its feet; it doesn’t look exactly like it did before the hurricane, but there’s great fishing, great birding, great hike and bike trails; there’s canoe and kayak paddling trails around Galveston Island State Park. And it’s just fun in the sun in an old-fashioned Spring Break destination that can’t be beat.

Thanks, Bryan.

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For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.