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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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I remember visiting the big tree when I was a child with my dear aunt and uncle and so thought it would be nice to bring my kids for an end of summer get away. Wow! It was great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I remember visiting the big tree when I was a child with my dear aunt and uncle and so thought it would be nice to bring my kids for an end of summer get away. Wow! It was great! We had so much fun fishing and enjoying the abundant nature! Camped under the stars and huge oaks... Woke up to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Seen lots of Geese good view watch out for miquitoes boy do they bite. and very humid.smells bad also

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a great place for camping and they have a kayak launch as well. Each campsite had a pavilion with electricity, a picnic table and shade. Most of these sites are on the seawall and have a view of the bay (awesome!). My husband had stayed here before and we drove through on our way back home. I am... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Nice drive through unexpected heavily wooded area on the shores of Aransas Bay close to Rockport. The Big Tree is exactly that; a really big tree. Amazing that it has lived so long. Oh wow, the stories it could tell if it could talk. It is in a grove of other oak trees, most likely it's children. There is a... More 

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Rockport, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We camped on the seawall for a week and did a lot of fishing. Wooded sites are also available. Not the most level sites but manageable. Covered tables are nice. Staff and volunteers were very friendly and helpful. We will be back!

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Rockport, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My husband and I were driving around to find some property to build and came across the BIG TREE. It is very cool this 1000 year old tree yes is just a tree but it has survived through a lot. No amenities at the site, but it is cool to see the size of this tree.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I used to come here when I was little now I bring my kids to fish out here. My kids love this place.

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Cedar Park, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great place to explore, fish, and play. Went with the family several times and it is one of our favorite places in Rockport to visit.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Surprised that admission is per person, not per vehicle. Very pricey for a state park. We went to see the 1000 year old tree. Better place if you are camping and staying awhile instead of just day use.

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Tomball, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This was a neat place to visit and if you were a fisher, you would be in heaven.. But for a family place - not so much. We went in for a day use so may have missed some things - but there was no playground that we found, no beach to play from,, and no safe way that you... More 

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