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Goose Island State Park

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Address: Rockport, TX
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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This is a very nice and pretty state park. Well kept and the campsites are ample. I would caution anyone who doesn't like mosquitos to stay away from the wooded area. The beach... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Montgomery, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Not big and travel through houses to get to the big oak tree--which is really the only attraction at the park.Its quick and if you like a giant oak tree as your only attraction--you will enjoy it.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice and pretty state park. Well kept and the campsites are ample. I would caution anyone who doesn't like mosquitos to stay away from the wooded area. The beach sites will most likely not have bugs, but you will have to deal with wind. The weekend we were here - A LOT of wind. No beaches... More 

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Fairview, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This BIG tree is incredible! The giant Live Oak is included in Ripley's "Believe It Or Not," and is thought to be more than 1,000 years old. It is more than 35 feet in diameter and has a crown spread of 89 feet. Well worth the visit to see this majestic tree in a grove of what seems like midget... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is one of the few parks in this area full of oak trees/shade. There are quite a few spots that are secluded, or you can be in an area near other campers where you can wave to each other! We prefer seclution though and there are quite a few of those. If you like the beach and don't need... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We return each spring to Goose Island SP. My husband loves camping on the water so he can fish. And I love all the fresh seafood available in Fulton and Rockport. One day we had oysters for lunch and dinner.

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San Antonio, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is very rare to visit a living organism that is 1000 years old. The huge Coastal Liveoak tree at Goose Island is certainly worth a visit. One of the largest trees in the world, it will awe you with it's very presence on the earth. You will never forget this visit.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Beautiful old tree..but don't leave area without going around the corner ...a field with pond and there were the whoppers around the corner that we had been hunting for earlier in the day. And a..be sire to drop by Pop's Tavern and Café.... wonderful burgers and onion rings and oysters, just saying!

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Chicago Ridge, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Lots to see in this little park, an ancient tree, lots of birds and it is right on the water. Has hookups at sites by water or in forest. Very nice size sites and very clean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Very nice place and close to Rockport. A volunteer of the State Park told us a lot of the birds that come to the area. I don't know how it the Park is in Summer, but we absolutelly enjoyed being there in March! Very nice!

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Menasha, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Make sure to see the Live Oak Tree! Awesome. Won't see anything like this anywhere else. Got to see the whooping cranes.

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