November 15, 2021 – The park will conduct controlled burns at Galveston Island State Park Bay Side Areas Tuesday the 16th and possibly and Wednesday the 17th. There will be time of heavy smoke and some areas will be closed off temporarily while crews work with fire.
Prescribed burns are scheduled for the week of Monday, Nov. 15 through Friday, Nov. 16, 2021. During this time, when conditions are optimal, our trained team will be conducting burns in the park. There may be times of heavy smoke, and there may be a need for campers or visitors to move equipment or vehicles. There will be areas of the park with restricted access, during these dates.
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Update 9am: Pelican Island bridge is now repaired and open. Traffic may access the island.
…after a malfunction with the opening gate.
The bridge connects Galveston Island to Pelican Island, where Texas A&M University at Galveston and several industrial businesses are located.
The bridge will be closed until further notice, and there is not an estimated repair time available. We ask that traffic avoid backing up on 51st Street.
The Galveston County Navigation District operates the bridge, and additional inquiries may be directed to their office.