Bay RV Park

(281) 339-5557

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2322 FM 517 Rd E
San Leon, TX 77539

Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
GPS - LAT 29.48556 LON 94.94060
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RV Park Near Galveston, TX, That Puts You Near the Action

When you are looking for reliable RV parks near Galveston, TX, visit Bay RV Park. Conveniently located in San Leon, our park is positioned near many of the hottest destinations in the Lone Star State. You will not be disappointed!

Experiencing Galveston is a fun experience for all ages. This island destination has an abundance of sites and activities. However, there are only about four campgrounds located on the island. Campgrounds and RV parks are limited because the city of Galveston does not encourage building additional facilities. But do not despair -- our RV resort is only minutes away on the mainland.

Bay RV Park is one of the best RV campgrounds near Galveston, TX. For those looking for a quiet place near all the action, our park and its central, rural location is an excellent solution. Do yourself a favor and check out our park today. We’re only 20 miles away from the Historic Strand and more.

Things to Do in Galveston

The Strand Historic District in downtown Galveston is a must-see while you're in the area. Shopping, dining, antiquing, and taking in the arts will be at the top of your list while visiting the Strand. It’s the perfect destination for those who love self-guided tours, window shopping, and discovering the best local restaurants and bars.

Be sure also to visit Moody Gardens® while you're camping near Galveston, TX. Started in the mid-'80s with only a horse barn and riding arena, today Moody Gardens® is one of the premier educational/recreational facilities in the Southwest. Moody Gardens® is perhaps the most recognizable attractions in the area thanks to their three huge pyramids. Choose between the Aquarium Pyramid, Rainforest Pyramid, and Discovery Pyramid -- or visit all three!

Downtown Galveston has seen a revival in the past ten years, which brought dynamic growth in the variety of antique shops and galleries. You can browse through a huge selection for that perfect find to take back home. While you're at it, visit the specialty shops and pick out something to remind you of your stay at our campgrounds near Galveston, TX. For more about the area, visit

The History of Galveston

Galveston was named after the Spanish military leader Bernardo Vicente de Gálvez y Madrid. For a time during the 19th century, it was the largest city in the state and one of the largest ports in the United States, earning the nickname “Queen City of the Gulf.”

However, in 1900 a deadly hurricane devastated the island; it obliterated hundreds of buildings and killed over 6000 people. This storm still ranks as the deadliest natural disaster in United States history. An incredible engineering effort followed that still protects the town to this day. A giant seawall was constructed, and the entire town was raised 17 feet above its old elevation. In 1915 Galveston faced another monster storm and fared much better, so their efforts were rewarded.

When you’re camping near Galveston, TX, check out the Galveston Historical Foundation website. It is overflowing with information about the island and its many opportunities. The information it offers on local history, places to visit, preservation and conservation, education and events will all be helpful as you plan your trip.

Directions to Galveston from Bay RV Park

From Bay RV Park, travel west on FM 517 to State Highway 146, then south to Galveston. For more details, see below.

  • From: 2322 FM-517, San Leon TX 77539
  • Turn right onto FM 517
  • Go left on TX-146 S
  • Go approx. 10 miles
  • Merge onto I-45 S
  • Go approx. 5 miles to Galveston

GPS - LAT 29.48556 LON 94.94060

Contact our park to learn more about staying with us and visiting Galveston. We’re located in San Leon, Texas.


  • Sure it’s nice to kick back and relax on vacation, but it’s also a time to do some things that are fun and exciting too -- the kind of things you will find at an amusement park or similar attraction. When you’re vacationing on the Texas coast, Bay RV Park delivers the best of both worlds. It offers you a chance to unwind from the stresses of the work-a-day world as well as the opportunity to have some good old-fashioned fun at the same time.

    When you’re RV camping in Kemah, TX, book a spot at our park, and you’re sure to be astounded at the quality of our campground and the level of our service. But not only that, we’re just minutes away from a world-class attraction: the Kemah Boardwalk.

    A Home Away From Home

    There’s a lot to be said for feeling at home, even when you’re not at home. You get that experience at our RV resort. We pride ourselves on the quality of our services and the attractiveness of our premises.

    All our pads and roads are concrete, so you don’t have to worry about dust or mud. You will also be glad that surrounding those features are lush gardens, grass, and trees. We have many pull-through pads so you can easily park your trailer or RV without the hassle of backing up.

    When you’re RV camping in Kemah, TX, with us, you will feel right at home, and the only thing missing will be the chores. But you won’t really miss those, will you?

    Close to it All

    Our park is quiet and laid back and the perfect spot to base yourself and your family for explorations along the Texas Gulf Coast.

    We’re not that far from Houston, and we’re pretty close to Galveston as well. That means you can relax in the comfort of a quiet park and then for a dose of city excitement make your way down the road and before you know it, you’re taking advantage of all the amenities the city offers. It’s the perfect complement to RV camping in Kemah, TX.

    Contact us to learn more about our services. We are proud to welcome campers from across the United States and Canada.