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Goose Island State Park

Rockport, TX
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.
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Austin, Texas, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you want to go fishing without having to purchase a fishing license this is the way to go and be perfectly legal.

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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We visited the 1000 year old oak tree. Campsites near the water had no shade. But there are more located in shady areas.

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Crete, Nebraska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We always go back each year and take pictuers of us by the BIG oldest tree....it is awesome.....always show new family members it every time,,,just love all the sweeping trees,,,,cant wait to go back,,,,

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San Antonio, Texas
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435 reviews 435 reviews
125 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Our relatives had pictures of this place from 40 or 50 years ago and always wanted to go so finally were able to. We went for a couple of hours and were not disappointed. Now if you like crowds and noise and mess then you won't find that here. It was SO PEACEFUL, and although many RV's, it was not... More

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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Big Tree is worth taking the time to detour off the road. And, the drive to the tree and park are very pretty. It is an interesting area.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Well worth a visit.the visitors centre has loads of information on the wild life around the area.i for one was very surprised that there was so much.goose island state park is untouched with lots of animal trails.it makes you think what the people who we're opening up Texas did to keep going from day to day.its impossible to travel though... More

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Texas has some great state parks and Goose Island is one of the best. The unique feature is the RV parking sites right on the beach front. Fishing, birding, eating great seafood in nearby Rockport, are just some of the delights. Visiting Our Lady of Schoenstatt Shrine which is in a nice neighborhood walk away from the campground is special.... More

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Bonner Springs, KAnsas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

When we are staying in our vacation home in Rockport we always make a visit to Goose Island State park. It is a relaxing place to take a drive. I always take my camera because we often see roseate spoonbills and whooping crane families. It is definitely worth a visit, and make sure you stop to see the "big tree."

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San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great fishing peer. Great camping sites both inland and on the bay. All you need is on the grounds or a stone's throw away. Staff is awesome and one feels safe when there. Great clientele. GREAT STATE PARK. Goose Island...I will be back

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Cypress, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We tent camped at Goose Island SP a couple of weeks ago and loved it. We camped in the bay front area and, although it was windy, we had a great campsite and we had a very good time. The park had outstanding facilities and we saw lots of staff workers keeping it in top shape!

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