Michael has a BA in History & American Studies and an MSc in American History from the University of Edinburgh. He comes from a proud military family and has spent most of his career as an educator in the Middle East and Asia. His passion is travel, and he seizes any opportunity to share his experiences in the most immersive way possible, whether at sea or on the land.

Part of our in-depth series exploring the forts of Comancheria

Picture of Fort Travis

On the western end of Bolivar Peninsula close to the ferry landing is Old Fort Travis. Some of the old concrete bunkers still remain. There is excellent fishing along the rocky shore and picnic areas are available with benches and cooking facilities. Wide grassy areas are invitations to relax and watch the ships in the Bolivar Roads on the way to or from Houston. After a lovely day, watch the sun set over the Gulf. There are cabanas to rent for the night and also camping sites. Cabanas are $20 per night and the camping sites are $15 per night. Restroom facilities are nearby.

Galveston County Parks Department

If you have any questions, feel free to call at (409) 934-8100.
The phone number for reservations, (permit #), is (409) 934-8126.

Picture of Fort Travis
Picture from the book, Texas Forts, by Wayne Lease
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