Place

Village Creek - Baby Galvez Road Boat Launch

dirt boat ramp leading down to a river
Boat launch at the end of Baby Galvez Road

NPS Photo / Jason Ginder

Quick Facts

Canoe/Kayak/Small Boat Launch, Parking - Auto, Parking - Boat Trailer

Baby Galvez was once the site of a resort named after the city of Galveston. People came here to swim, picnic, and dance in a pavilion on a hill overlooking the creek. There were even bathhouses for changing into swimsuits.

Today, Baby Galvez is best known for its paved boat ramp providing access to Village Creek. This launch is one of several on the Village Creek Paddling Trail. From here, it is just over 7 miles downstream to the next boat ramp, near Lumberton on US 96.

Getting Here

GPS Coordinates: 30.33450, -94.20391

From 5th Street (BUS-96) in Silsbee, go west on Lindsey Road, then turn left on Baby Galvez Road. The boat ramp is at the end of Baby Galvez Road.

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Last updated: November 30, 2021