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Goose Island State Park

Rockport, TX
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.
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Rockport, Texas, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Big Tree -- what a small name for something so grand and enduring. Understatement can never be overestimated!

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USA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This park was not crowded, sites were large, and the birds were awesome! We parked on the beach the first night, but it was so windy that we moved to the campsites in the woods for the remainder of our trip. They were great. Lots of privacy, birds.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Checking out camping options for future visits to the area. This is a nice state park that seems well kept. The Big Tree is actually outside the park and definitely worth the short drive. Take the time to quietly appreciate the wonder of Nature and the fact that The Park is protecting this priceless treasure from humans.

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Indianapolis
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

It was humbling, educational and inspiring to see something so grandiose in size and ancient in age...Mother Nature is inspiring as is this beautiful live oak tree and the park in which it sits.

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Lytle
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Love it. We have camped there. Try to get a campsite along the water. Great location. Great for watching the stars.

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Urbana, Missouri
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We drove around and looked at the trees, all wind bent and unusual. The weather was too cold to really get out and explore. We really loved the area.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We aren't birders, so the main point of this park was probably lost on us. The old tree was not worth going to see in our opinion.

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Nebraska
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We had friends who were staying at Goose Island for two weeks in their camper, so we visited them there. The park is very clean and nice and there are lots of trees for shade. We visited during a chilly, wet week, so didn't get out and do much, but drove around and saw lots. The big tree is interesting... More

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Terre Haute, IN
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

This is a well tended park on the coast. There is camping on the beach and also deep in the trees. Due to a chilly wind we chose the trees. Rest rooms are heated and tidy. Some "in the trees" Campsites are small but are trimmed to clear tall RVs and campers. The live oak trees are awe inspiring and... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Stayed here in a pop-up and had all the hook ups available. Easy to get in and out and friendly staff. You can either stay on the water or out of the wind in a wooded area. We chose the wooded area cuz it was cold and we wanted a wind break.

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