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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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big tree

Enjoyed the drive outtosee the largest big tree. Its worth the drive you could have a picnic out there

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the drive outtosee the largest big tree. Its worth the drive you could have a picnic out there

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Nice natural setting on the water. Interesting vegetation including a very old and historic tree. Just a short drive off the main highway. If you're in the area, don't miss it.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Quite an expensive State Park, with an unhappy ratio of mosquitoes to butterflies. Guess which we were there for. Guess which we got.

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Loved our stay at Goose Island, except for the mosquitoes, and watch out for the “rib stealing” Laughing gulls (raided our grill when I walked away from it for a second.) This place has outstanding gulf fishing (redfish, speckled trout, etc.) and ample shore, and convenient boat launch. Sites on the beach feature breezes, and maybe less bugs than the... More 

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Ingleside, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

perfect place to take the family! much to see and do - much history to learn as well. good place to take the kids fishing and bird watching - look for the on going oyster restoration project

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Jackson Hole Wyoming
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Only visited the 1000 year old tree in this park. Very cool thing to see and contemplate! Beautiful shoreline drive!

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Lubbock, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Family who grew up in the area took us to see this thousand year old oak tree. Unbelievable and so majestic! A must to see'

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Temple, Tx
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7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

First night in the wooded section. Very secluded, surrounded by Coastal Bend jungle. Loved it except the mosquitos were awesome in a bad bad way. Go in winter Second night on waterfront. Beautiful view but very crowded w other sites. One night okay but not two. Good hiking and bicycling in surrounding neifhborgoods

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We (self, wife, dog) spent 3 evenings on the bay and loved it. Very secure and well maintained park. No sewer hook up and each site has a sturdy covered picnic table and grill. Survived a couple of nights of major thunder and lightening showers but is part of the total experience, eh? Great area for birding and the fishing... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Have birded the park three different trips. There are a number of great sites around the peninsula. The main park, which has a fee, has some good birding topped off by the in-park volunteer hosts who lead scheduled walks around the park.

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