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Goose Island State Park

Rockport, TX
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Ranked #3 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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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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
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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
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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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
9 helpful votes 9 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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130 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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