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Goose Island State Park

Rockport, TX
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Ranked #5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

As soon as we got out of the car to self-pay by filling out a form and putting $5 per person in an envelope and putting it in a metal box, a huge swarm of mosquitoes attacked us and literally filled up our car!!! But we persisted. No maps were available at the entry booth which was unmanned. We drove... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

There is an old big tree that is really cool to see that is being conserved, and uniquely shaped trees around the area. There are also very large mosquitos so come prepared during the spring, and summer for the insects as this is basically swamp land. Cool to go through, not to linger, unless you are out of mosquito season!

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Pomona, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very easy to get to from Rockport -- only 10-15 minutes. This is an amazing 1,000 year old tree. Gotta see it!

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

First , the place is ok, not the best, if you go there for fishing don't expect to catch red, drum or any other but venom cat fish , that stung me and made my day miserable , big tree is a plus , millions of Mosquitos can attack you while you fishing or BBQ at night , and OFF... More

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Austin, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The big tree was an amazing site. So much history and so many stories that the tree can tell you. I only wish I could have sat underneath the tree and read for hours.

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Fairfield, Texas, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We took a day trip there to see what it had available and what views it had. Would camp there, but only on the gulf side.

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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a small state park but very beautiful and worth a visit. Be sure to see the "Big Tree" about a mile outside the park too. Good place to camp and they have a really nice fishing pier that is ADA accessible.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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