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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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57 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Goose Island State Park has many nice short trails to go birding for the migration warblers, etc. that are so popular here in Texas. At one site, the park even puts of food and water so all you have to do is sit and watch. I have never camped here, so no details on the camp grounds.

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SW USA
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196 reviews 196 reviews
28 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A nice drive through, looked for the cemetery but never could find it. Did find the 1000 year old tree and the small Catholic Chapel. Pretty place, good views from the edge.

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West Columbia, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This park has two choices of where to park your travel trailer. There are bay campsites and wooded area. Always clean and they have showers etc. There is also an area to pitch a tent. They have a very nice pier to fish on.

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Montgomery, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Not big and travel through houses to get to the big oak tree--which is really the only attraction at the park.Its quick and if you like a giant oak tree as your only attraction--you will enjoy it.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is a very nice and pretty state park. Well kept and the campsites are ample. I would caution anyone who doesn't like mosquitos to stay away from the wooded area. The beach sites will most likely not have bugs, but you will have to deal with wind. The weekend we were here - A LOT of wind. No beaches... More 

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Fairview, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This BIG tree is incredible! The giant Live Oak is included in Ripley's "Believe It Or Not," and is thought to be more than 1,000 years old. It is more than 35 feet in diameter and has a crown spread of 89 feet. Well worth the visit to see this majestic tree in a grove of what seems like midget... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is one of the few parks in this area full of oak trees/shade. There are quite a few spots that are secluded, or you can be in an area near other campers where you can wave to each other! We prefer seclution though and there are quite a few of those. If you like the beach and don't need... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We return each spring to Goose Island SP. My husband loves camping on the water so he can fish. And I love all the fresh seafood available in Fulton and Rockport. One day we had oysters for lunch and dinner.

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