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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.

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Most recent review
Sunset heaven

Went for sunset. Beautiful watching sun go down over bridge. Walked fishing pier in dusk. Breathtaking, calm, perfect.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Boston, MA
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161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Boston, MA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Went for sunset. Beautiful watching sun go down over bridge. Walked fishing pier in dusk. Breathtaking, calm, perfect.

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Hotchkiss
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

You can take the Whooping Crane boat tour but we have fun watching the cranes in the fields. A farmer keeps some feeders for them in his field which is on the Gulf and across the street from the Duck Hunt Club on Beach Dr. Lots of people there watching and taking photos.

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Burleson, Texas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We arrived and found campsite full. We ended up boo docking in parking lot at edge of ocean. Woke up to see a flotilla of white Pelicans outside our window! We joined guided birding tour and learned to spot a variety of shorebirds, regretting that our binoculars were not powerful enough. We drove to the nearby Big Tree and also... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

My only complaint (if you will) is that there is no playground. That said, we have had some of our best camping trips at Goose Island! No playground means kids find games to play together!

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Kingwood, TX
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We enjoyed The Big Tree and were fortunate to see whooping cranes! Nice facility if you have an RV or camper.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Big Tree is worth a visit. On February 10th, the Whooping Cranes were within 1/2 mile of big tree. To find the Whooping Cranes: looking at big tree from the parking area, the cranes are in the farmers field directly behind you (out of view). Leave the parking area of big tree, driving towards the bay. Make a right turn... More 

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Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
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195 reviews 195 reviews
36 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

As far as camping goes, we were there in a 5th wheel and camped in the woods. You have a choice of woods or beach. Be sure to verify 30 or 50 amp service when selecting a site. The park is very clean, not the easiest to navigate a bigger RV in the woods, secluded. We really liked the park.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

lots of waterfront to the right and left in the park and I was convinced to go see some dumb tree?? and it was enormous and amazing and I was very pleased to see it

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Kansas
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149 reviews 149 reviews
24 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We stayed two nights at this State Park. We stayed on the water side of the camping area's, just before you get to the pier. Each site has a picnic table in a covered area, water and electric hook ups. Dump station is located on the way out of the park. The site we stayed in was across the street... More 

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Austin, Texas
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123 reviews 123 reviews
62 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The Big Tree is outside the state park and is the main attraction in that area. If you want to stay in the state park, then that's the place to go, but the Big Oak Tree is outside the park and is a huge attraction. The tree is over a 1000 years old and is huge. It was already 500... More 

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