How to Have the Best Visit to East End Lagoon Nature Preserve

No trip to the Bolivar Peninsula would be complete without soaking up this area’s natural beauty. The peninsula’s golden sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico are the perfect backdrop for relaxing or exploring. During your visit, don’t miss even more natural beauty at the East End Lagoon Nature Preserve on Galveston Island! This park near the barrier island’s east beach boasts 685 acres of stunning habitat and outdoor recreation. Read on for more information about visiting this attraction! 

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Your Guide to Visiting East End Lagoon Nature Preserve 

About East End Lagoon Nature Park & Preserve 

The East End Lagoon Nature Park & Preserve is managed and maintained by the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council, the Galveston Park Board of Trustees, and the City of Galveston. It’s a crown jewel on the barrier island for natural beauty and outdoor recreation.  

Travel to Galveston Island 

A ferry is required to travel from the Bolivar Peninsula to Galveston Island. The Galveston-Bolivar Ferry operates 24 hours a day and free to all guests! Simply board the ferry and enjoy the scenic, 2.7-mile ride to Galveston Island. Watch this video to get a glimpse of the beauty this ride has to offer! 

Explore East End Lagoon Nature Park & Preserve 

The striking beauty of the ferry ride to Galveston Island is just the beginning of what you’ll experience. When you dock on Galveston Island, make your way to East End Lagoon Nature Park & Preserve. Here, you can enjoy a variety of activities like fishing, crabbing, bird watching, kayaking, and walking trails.  

Kayaking is one of our favorite ways to explore this nature preserve, as it gives you a different perspective. Local tour companies such as Artist Boat offer kayaking tours at the park. Exploring the park’s hiking trails is another great way to enjoy the natural beauty this park has to offer. Currently, there are .5 miles of hiking trails throughout the park. 

Stay on the Bolivar Peninsula with Swedes Real Estate 

Head back to your home with Swedes Real Estate after exploring East End Lagoon Nature Preserve. Our homes on the Bolivar Peninsula are just a ferry ride away from this park, so it’s easy to visit during your stay. Swedes Real Estate offers a diverse selection of Bolivar Peninsula rentals, including RV spaceshouse rentals, and pet-friendly rentals. With so many options, you’re sure to find a rental that meets your every need! 

Browse a full inventory of our Bolivar Peninsula rentals to start planning your trip!