Local Activities

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Local Activities

The Bolivar Peninsula, Crystal Beach and surrounding areas offer a variety of interesting activities including the historic 1873 lighthouse, a pre-civil war fortress, great fishing, horseback riding, a water-slide, golf, restaurants and more.

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Things to do:
Enjoy deep sea, surf and trout fishing.
Collect and cook your own crabs.
30 minute drive to Anahuac Wildlife Refuge.
Bird watch and see one of the 377 species found on the peninsula.
Explore fresh water or salt water marshes.
Take the kids on a water-slide.
Collect sea shells on 27 miles of beach.
Watch for dolphins on your ferry ride.

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Bolivar Ferry

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Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry Day Schedule Galveston-Port Bolivar ferry takes travelers on SH 87 between Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula. One vessel is in operation 24 hours per day. A second vessel will be placed in service at 6:30 am. After this departure, the two vessels will operate based on traffic volumes, and will space themselves to carry traffic as efficiently and safely as possible. A third vessel may be operated for summer and holiday traffic. Vehicles should not exceed 80,000 pounds, may have a maximum length of 65 feet, a maximum height of 13.5 feet and a maximum width of 8.5 feet.
For additional information or special needs, please call (409) 795-2230

Night Schedule: the Ferry leaves Galveston on the hour and leaves Bolivar on the half hour.

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Surf Conditions

Flag Warning System The Bolivar Peninsula RV Park now has a surf condition flag flying at the west entrance…please check the surf conditions everyday.

Conditions are calm. Swim with care.

Conditions are calm. Swim with care.

 Indicates caution should be used when entering any body of water. This flag is flown for normal conditions to remind swimmers to stay alert.

Indicates caution should be used when entering any body of water. This flag is flown for normal conditions to remind swimmers to stay alert.

Flown when conditions are determined to be out of the ordinary, such as presence of strong wind, strong current or large surf. Adult swimmers should stay in water no more than waist deep and non-swimmers and children should be kept along the surf line.

Flown when conditions are determined to be out of the ordinary, such as presence of strong wind, strong current or large surf. Adult swimmers should stay in water no more than waist deep and non-swimmers and children should be kept along the surf line.

Indicates a potential problem with jellyfish, Portuguese man-o-war, stingrays or other marine life that could be a hazard for swimmers. Purple flags will be used in combination with other flags.

Indicates a potential problem with jellyfish, Portuguese man-o-war, stingrays or other marine life that could be a hazard for swimmers. Purple flags will be used in combination with other flags.

Indicates there is an environmental warning for air and/or water quality. Ask the Lifeguard for more details. Orange pennant flags will be used in combination with other flags.

Indicates there is an environmental warning for air and/or water quality. Ask the Lifeguard for more details. Orange pennant flags will be used in combination with other flags.

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Local Dining

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