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Goose Island State Park

Rockport, TX
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching
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Owner description: A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.
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Kent
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92 reviews 92 reviews
28 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This delightful reserve north of Rockport made for a very interesting afternoon: time enough to explore the oak woodland looking for birds and other wildlife and admiring the ancient “Big Tree”. Although partially given over to RV parks not very extensive, there is enough to enjoy and explore, just a short distance from Rockport where we were staying.

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Rockport, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We took our RV and spent a few nights at the campsite next to the water. What a great time! Can't wait to go again.

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Nice state park about 5 miles from Rockport. Has what is said to be the oldest and biggest coastal oak tree in Texas (the world?) Covered picnic tables facing water, boat launch area for fishermen, campsites along shoreline for RV's, Ranger station with a restroom, plus indoor restroom areas along the shoreline in RV areas.

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Grove City, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The 1000+ year old tree is amazing, so nice to see that this is being preserved and taken care of. it is just really cool. not much else to see hear, as others have noted, but this is worth the nice little drive to visit.

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Rockport, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Goose Island is just a fun place to see the 1000 year old Live Old Tree. There isn't much else here, but it's a fun drive through the countryside to the park.

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Ft. Worth, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Big Tree was awe inspiring. A tree that has been around for 1 thousand years. Weather was good. Saw some wildlife.

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Alpine, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We stayed in the wooded area and was a terrible mistake for Oct. The mosquitoes were so bad we could not go outside. We moved to the bay area where the breeze kept the mosquitoes away and truly enjoyed our stay. We used the pier one night and caught a few speckled trout that were too small to keep but... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I was told that there was a big tree that I had to see. Once you get there, it is quite a sight. The fact that this tree is 1100 years old is something alone. The tree is very well maintained and you can tell. If you like historic sites, you should find your way here.

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Palacios, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

RV parking in the woods or on the bay. Short drive into town for fine dining. Plenty of fishing if you are into that.

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freestone county
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We camped right on the water. So beautiful. Fishing on shore and peir is perfect. Plenty of shipping and eating out n rockport. 7miles away. We are staying a week don't feel like we cant see and do it all. Has,WiFi.

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