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Goose Island State Park

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Address: 202 S. Palmetto St., Rockport, TX 78382-7965
Phone Number: 361-729-2858
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A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.

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Must see the 1000 yr. old Live Oak Tree!!

When people come to visit the Rockport / Fulton area this is a great stop and the signage for the tree is nice; also, a nice photo op. You will see Whooping Cranes in the 'big... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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SMITHVILLE
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When people come to visit the Rockport / Fulton area this is a great stop and the signage for the tree is nice; also, a nice photo op. You will see Whooping Cranes in the 'big field' and signs which point you in the direction of the "Big Tree". Just look for cars parked along the side of the road... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We just arrived but it's beautiful here. The staff are friendly and helpful. The campsites are clean and many offer great privacy. Would stay here again.

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Thank Lois P
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Goose Island has lots to offer. You can fish, camp, swim, hike and take pictures of the oldest tree in Texas. If you decide to camp, beware of the racoons . They will get into your food if you don't keep it locked up. Also in summer, the mosquitos are BAD! Take lots of spray.

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Thank Phil R
Rockport
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit the big tree. Nice trip. You might see a whooping Crain. Not much of an area for actual walking but riding around was pleasant.

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Thank Bill H
Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 1st visit to this park and the sunsets were very beautiful. We were here for 3 weeks and really enjoyed our stay. I would caution to make sure that you have a reservation and to check your dates after arriving. This is a very popular park and fills up quickly. Water and elect but no sewer hook... More 

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a peaceful setting with many other windswept live oak trees. Hard to imagine this tree has survived for this long. The views in this area are beautiful

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Thank countygirl2016
Rockport, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most lovely places around Copano Bay. Lanes through huge oaks, leading to the stately 1000 year old Big Tree. Peaceful and quiet. Many birds.There are extensive signs to explain the history of this tree and area.

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Thank Katalina K
Corpus Christi, Texas
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful park with stunning views of the water. Great areas for fishing and areas for BBQ s.

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Thank david b
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nestled in the Oak trees is a great choice for an RV site. Our alarm clock were songbirds. Migratory birds including Whooping Cranes can be viewed within the park. There are free bird walks here. You can fish from their pier. We will definitely return soon.

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Thank Marilyn H
Wonewoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered this state park about 6 years ago. It has 2 distinctive camping areas...wooded/semi-secluded, and open/waterfront. The staff is friendly, the bathrooms are clean, and the park is lovely. "The Big Tree" is a 1,000 year old Live Oak that is a sight to behold. Majestic!

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