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

Description Timeframe Hours
March 1 - December 16, 2023 Monday - Sunday Open 24/7
December 17, 2023 - February 29, 2024  Sunday - Thursday Open 7am - 11pm
December 17, 2023 - February 29, 2024  Friday & Saturday Open 24/7

Parking: As of 10/1/2023

Description Galveston Island Resident Non-Resident
Vehicle Rate Free $10.00
Vehicle with Fishing Purchase Free Free

Limited FREE Parking

There is limited free parking if you meet one of the below qualifications:

  • City of Galveston Residents 
    • Must provide proof of residency 
      • Example: Government issued ID with address, utility bill with address or valid boat registration
  • With a fishing band purchase.
  • Vehicles with valid placards or plates displaying the International Symbol of Access.
  • Vehicles with valid State issued 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)
    • Legion of Merit

Fishing Fees 

Ages Galveston Island Resident Non-Resident
Children (0-4) Free Free
Children (5-11) $3.00 $6.00
Adults (12-64) $6.00 $15.00
Seniors (65+) $3.00 $10.00

Fishing Season Pass: January 1 - September 30, 2023

Ages Galveston Island Resident Non-Resident
All Ages (5+) $20.00 NA

Park Rules

  • One-time entry with each admission; No re-entry
  • Glass Prohibited
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • Pets Permitted on Leashes
  • 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; with the exception of The Park Board of Trustees and The City of Galveston.
  • Fishing Pier: Capacity on the pier may be limited or reduced at any time by park management or law enforcement to maintain safety. 

Leave No Trace

To protect wildlife and to keep our beaches clean, the "Leave No Trace" ordinance is strictly enforced from Spring Break until Labor Day.

  • The Leave No Trace ordinance (N. 19-017 Sec. 8-27) prohibits leaving items such as canopies and miscellaneous beach gear unattended between the hours of sunset and sunrise.

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.

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