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Goose Island State Park

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Address: Rockport, TX
Phone Number: 361-729-2858
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.

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not for families who want to swim, etc.

This was a neat place to visit and if you were a fisher, you would be in heaven.. But for a family place - not so much. We went in for a day use so may have missed some things... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Tomball, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was a neat place to visit and if you were a fisher, you would be in heaven.. But for a family place - not so much. We went in for a day use so may have missed some things - but there was no playground that we found, no beach to play from,, and no safe way that you... More 

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Granbury, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Unless you are going to fish constantly, I highly suggest getting a camping area on the inside, not oceanside. You cannot enter the ocean for swimming or wading where the RV campsites are located as the ocean floor is filled with oyster shells. The depth is very shallow for great "flats" fishing and the pier is quite enjoyable. The inside... More 

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Granbury, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took our teenage daughter, her best friend, and our dog for a week. We initially paid for a premium site on the beach. After driving up, we realized there would be absolutely no shade so opted for the wooded area instead. I am so thankful we did! Yes, there were mosquitoes but with some Off, you... More 

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Katy, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a good lace for RVs. The wind blows most all the time, so not sure if the beach sites are good for tents. There are many sites in the wooded section that have much more privacy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We camped in tents for five days on the wooded side. Downs: The mosquitoes were unbearable!!! The bathrooms are very outdated. Two showers and only one worked. Ups: the pier is huge and you have plenty of space. The wildlife is abundant. We saw tons of deer, raccoons, frogs and armadillos. The big tree is beautiful.

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Temple, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stayed 8 days at this parked and loved every single minute. We selected a premium site and had bay view just feet from our travel trailer. The fishing pier is huge and plenty of room to fish from it. Kayaking was an such fun and adventurous. The staff is friendly and we had no problems with reservations. The big... More 

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Denton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The oldest tree in Texas is cool. They have it roped off so you can't climb it or get pictures right next to it. Good wade fishing at the park.

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Elmendorf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We went to check out the Big Tree while we was visiting.. Amazing Tree, what history this tree has. My girls love it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have camped at Goose Island State Park many times. It's a wonderful place to fish - their lighted pier is perfect. We enjoy hiking, bird watching and just relaxing there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great camping experience! As long as you bring permethrin prepped clothing, a bug zapper and a netted canopy - it will be great! Mosqitos are out 24/7 but birds, deer and other wildlife are plentiful too. If you get a water side camping spot, this review doesnt apply. It is not very pretty at all by next to the water... More 

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Additional Information about Goose Island State Park

Address: Rockport, TX
Phone Number: 361-729-2858
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Rockport
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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