Seawolf Park

Seawolf Park is located on Galveston's Pelican Island on a former immigration station site. The park offers one of the island's most popular fishing piers, picnic sites and a playground. The park is also home to tourist attractions, including the Galveston Naval Museum that includes the WWII submarine the USS Cavalla and one of only three destroyer escorts in the world, the USS Stewart. The remains of the WWI tanker S.S. Selma, the largest concrete ship constructed, can be seen northwest of the park's fishing pier.

Hours of Operation

March 1, 2023 - December 2023
Open 24/7 (Spring, Summer, Fall)

Paid Parking:

  • $6 per vehicle
  • $10 per tour bus/RV/Camper
  • $5 per school bus
Parking is paid with each entry.  Any vehicle which exits the park will pay to park when returning to the park.

Limited FREE Parking:
  • City of Galveston Residents who provide proof of residency (For example: Government issued ID with address, utility bill with address or valid boat registration)
  • Vehicles with valid Disabled parking placard.
  • Vehicles with valid Disabled Veteran license plate.
  • Vehicles with valid license plates displaying:  
    • Congressional Medal of Honor, Former Prisoner of War,
    • Pearl Harbor Survivor,
    • Purple Heart Recipient,
    • Legion of Valor (Air Force Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, Army Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross or Medal of Honor) or
    • Legion of Merit 


  • Adults (12-64):
    • Galveston Island Residents $6.00
    • Non-Residents $9.00
  • Children (5-11):
    • Galveston Island Residents $3.00
    • Non-Residents $4.00
  • Seniors (65+):
    • Galveston Island Residents $3.00
    • Non-Residents $4.00

Season Pass (Jan.1 - Sep 30):

  • Adults $250
  • Seniors/Children $150

Fishing Pier: Capacity on the pier may be limited or reduced at any time by park management or law enforcement to maintain safety.

Park Rules:

  • Glass Prohibited
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • Pets Permitted on Leashes Excluding Military Displays
  • Clean Up After Your Pets
  • Camping Prohibited (RV's must exit the park prior to 9pm)
  • Open Fires Prohibited (BBQ pits allowed except after dark)
  • Tents Prohibited
  • New Daily Fishing Bands Must be Purchased by 6AM When Fishing Overnight (Permitted seasonally)
  • The use of Drones or radio mechanically operated devices in the Beach Parks or at the Beaches is strictly prohibited at all times, unless specific written authority is granted by park management in conjunction with the Superintendent of parks where temporary permits may be obtained for a fee of $100 for a 2 hour minimum with the exception of The Park Board of Trustees and The City of Galveston.

Galveston Naval Museum 

Take a self-guided tour through the USS Cavalla Submarine & USS Stewart Destroyer Escort at Seawolf Park.

World War II era US Submarine and Destroyer Escort along with a memorial and park located on Pelican Island. Experience history aboard the USS Cavalla, the World War II submarine that sank one of Japanese aircraft carriers responsible for bombing Pearl Harbor; and the USS Stewart, the only Edsall-class destroyer escort preserved in the United States.

Museum Hours:

  • Daily: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Contact Us:

  • 100 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston, Texas 77554, United States
  • (409) 770-3196

Galveston Museum Day - January 28-29, 2023

Washed Ashore Art Exhibit

A traveling art exhibit in Galveston Island this winter - is aimed at educating the public about the hazards of plastic pollution in the world’s waterways with 19 exhibits on display across Galveston Island from December 10, 2022, to March 5, 2023.

Washed Ashore’s huge, awe-inspiring sculptures are constructed entirely of plastic collected from beaches and designed to demonstrate the scale of plastic pollution found in our oceans and waterways. The creatures are beautiful, whimsical and shocking all at once- and the best part, they are spending their holidays right here, on island time.

Come down to Seawolf Park this winter and meet Washed Ashore's Grace the Humpback Whale! 

Washed Ashore large whale tail made from recycled plastic

The Washed Ashore experience at Galveston is like an island-wide scavenger hunt. Not only can visitors search for the 20+ art pieces, but also find unique things hidden within every sculpture. Participate in the Washed Ashore Scavenger Hunt Challenge and/or the #WashedAshoreGTX Social Media Sweepstakes to win special prizes!