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Old 10-22-2014, 07:39 AM   #1
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Ferry at Galveston TX 87 ?

How much does it cost to take my motor home and toad on the ferry at Galveston TX 87 ?
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How much does it cost to take my motor home and toad on the ferry at Galveston TX 87 ?
The ferry is FREE to all sizes.

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Thank you and I think I found that the told bridge on the south end of the island is $2.00?
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The Blue Water Highway is a nice ride. There are no shoulders in many of the areas traveling the Highway but it is very doable. The toll booth is narrow, but I have taken my 5th wheel, and my MH through the booth, just pay attention. The Blue Water Highway is also called County Road 257 in Freeport, TX 3005 out of Galveston, and TX 87 on the Bolivar Peninsular. The Toll Booth is for the San Luis Pass bridge. If you Google San Luis Pass you can do a street view on the map and see the toll booth.

If you need any other information for the area, holler. I'm 14 miles from Galveston.
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Thanks for the help. We plan to run that stretch this week end and take in a couple of the beaches starting with the Surf Side.
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Thanks for the help. We plan to run that stretch this week end and take in a couple of the beaches starting with the Surf Side.
It's a nice area. Enjoy.
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San Luis County Park is just south of the San Luis toll bridge. Nothing fancy but right on the water.

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Thanks for the suggestion we will have to check them out. We like boon docking and are always on the look out for a free dump station!
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For those that know the area! We have been to Surfside beach and love it. Can I get recommendations for north of Galveston
Port Bolivar, Texas
GPS: 29.383223, -94.72345

My directions to this beach suggest my 40' rig might not be able to turn around there or get stuck in the sand?? Is this place similar to Surfside?
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Camping suggestions

Any information will be appreciated. I will be traveling this route in early Jan 2015. What weather can I expect?

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For those that know the area! We have been to Surfside beach and love it. Can I get recommendations for north of Galveston
Port Bolivar, Texas
GPS: 29.383223, -94.72345

My directions to this beach suggest my 40' rig might not be able to turn around there or get stuck in the sand?? Is this place similar to Surfside?
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The weather will be cool to cold to warm and not necessarily in that order. If you don't like the weather on the Gulf Coast of Texas, just wait 5 minutes. We never know if the heat or the AC will be on for Christmas Day, but it's better than being buried in the white stuff - in my opinion.

Bolivar Peninsular got wiped out when hurricane Ike came through. As typical in Texas the majority of areas have been rebuilt. We have not been to Bolivar for quite some time and I guess it is now time to take a ride and see what is going on over there. If I have some free retired time we'll take a ride over.

In RVPark reviews there was nothing on "sandy" areas or problems getting in and out of the parks. Just remember that it is an "isolated" area and not a heck of a lot to do over the, whereas the Galveston Island, and Mainland have many more options on things to do.

Sandpiper RV park is on the East Central side of the Island and is close to entertainment and the Downtown Strand. Further down the highway traveling West is Dellanera RV park, the further down is Galveston State Park, and further is Jamaica Beach RV Park.

Then, on the mainland there are a bunch of other RV Parks.

Just remember that this is a "Winter Texan" area and parks can be close to full up so make reservations or call ahead to see if something is available. This is also an refinery area and there are a lot of permanent RV'ers.

Come on down and enjoy the area.
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Thanks. Good information.
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thervgeeks.com has a video on his youtube channel of him taking the Galveston Ferry. Not sure if it's the one you're looking at though.
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There's no problem for MH's taking the ferry. !8 wheelers do it all the time.
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