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Goose Island State Park

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Address: Rockport, TX
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.
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Great picnic site

Had a great picnic here. Saw Whooping Cranes and Sandhill Cranes. Great for bird watching. Be sure to visit the BIG TREE, a 1000 year old oak.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Nacogdoches, TX
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Nacogdoches, TX
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77 reviews 77 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Had a great picnic here. Saw Whooping Cranes and Sandhill Cranes. Great for bird watching. Be sure to visit the BIG TREE, a 1000 year old oak.

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Red Oak, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We saw not only the big tree but several whooping cranes..We felt the big tree should have been more easily marked.

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Carrollton, Texas
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185 reviews 185 reviews
74 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

The fishing pier is not dog friendly and other than that there's not a lot to do. We saw the Pelicans and walked the beaches. The camping looked okay with some lots on the bay that were rustic and not very level.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This state park is a gem on the coast. Of course people are going to tell you the mosquitoes are bad. But that depends on the time of year you visit. This park is in a beautiful spot perfect for exploring on bicycle.

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Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

There are 40 plus Premium camping spots within 20 to 30 feet of the bay. We are here in a 40 foot Motorhome facing the bay. For the premium spot its $22 a night. There is a bath house with hot showers that are clean. There are no sewer hookups for the motorhome there's water and 50 amp electric. You... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Went there for the tree. It is big. Might go back to camp as it could be nice on the water. Was not real impressed but it is relatively easy to find if you like old trees.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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464 reviews 464 reviews
269 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I pulled in late to goose island state park but found a camping spot on the gulf. Being a Minnesota boy it's was still a bit warm and humid here in October for a comfortable nights sleep in a tent. The Mosquitos weren't horrible but they are around. I was awoken just before sunrise by the sound of airboats rolling... More 

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Farmington, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Outstanding fishing pier, great individual camping sites right on the water. Very impressive! Day camping and long-term.

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Houston
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186 reviews 186 reviews
52 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We went here looking for whooping cranes. Didn't see any at the park. Lots of other birdlife. Numerous deer. Outside the park, on 4th and 8th streets, numerous Whoopers. You can see them from the road.

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It's a small park, but since it's not far from highway 35, it's worth the side trip to see the 1000+ year old tree. It held the Texas record for many years, but lost it to one in Brazoria county...which I'd like to go find.

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