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Goose Island State Park

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Address: Rockport, TX
Phone Number: 361-729-2858
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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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Visited the big tree/neat

We only checked out "The Big Tree", but it was pretty interesting. The park is sprinkled with residences and small businesses. Worth stopping in to see.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We only checked out "The Big Tree", but it was pretty interesting. The park is sprinkled with residences and small businesses. Worth stopping in to see.

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Rockport, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Love the well spaced spaces. Lots of trees for privacy and some nice trails. Also some nice spaces on the water.

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Rockport, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This majestic Live Oak is something to behold. Thinking of all the history it represents and the many things which have happened during the 1,000 years been growing is a joy.

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longview, tx
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We stayed 3 nights at campsite 109. There were no waterfront campsites available even though I reserved a month early. The staff at park headquarters was exceptionally friendly and helpful. We borrowed free fishing poles for the children (ages 10 and 7) and junior ranger backpacks with field guide booklets, binoculars, and a booklet with activities. We hiked the trails,... More 

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Burnet, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

5 night stay here for family vacation. Nice area and select RV sites are nice. Take mosquito spray. That are big and bite hard. We had a lot of planned activities in the area so was not here much except in the evenings. Got here on a Friday at 12pm and there was plenty of open sites still available to... More 

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Waxahachie, Texas
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129 reviews 129 reviews
63 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Really enjoyed our walk on the pier and watching the fisherman pull in their catch. Watched one idiot even kick a bay catfish and the barb go straight through his big toe, so entertainment as well. Would love to go back and camp along the beach and spend the evenings fishing. The old tree is on the other side from... More 

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Rockport, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I have been going to Goose Island since I was a child. Not much has changed, and that's a good thing. The well-maintained facilities do not distract from the natural beauty that is enjoyed in this state park. They have a nice, sturdy and lighted pier, a bird-watching area set up next to a bathroom, the Big Tree (a national... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

You get huge oak trees and the Ocean. Just a great place. I loved being there. Oops Mosquitos might take u away.

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We love going to visit the Big Tree every time we come down there!! It's also great for fishing. It's very quiet over there. There are times when the mosquitos try to break your windows down so take some spray with you or you wont be able to get out of your vehicle!! LOL

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Great fishing area. I plan on coming back here for a great day of fishing. I hope the fish are biting.

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Additional Information about Goose Island State Park

Address: Address: Rockport, TX
Phone Number: 361-729-2858
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Rockport
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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