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“A State Park with Class” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Goose Island State Park

Goose Island State Park
Rockport, TX
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Rockport
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching
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Owner description: A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.
San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A State Park with Class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great fishing peer. Great camping sites both inland and on the bay. All you need is on the grounds or a stone's throw away. Staff is awesome and one feels safe when there. Great clientele. GREAT STATE PARK. Goose Island...I will be back

Visited May 2014
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Cypress, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Goose Island State Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We tent camped at Goose Island SP a couple of weeks ago and loved it. We camped in the bay front area and, although it was windy, we had a great campsite and we had a very good time. The park had outstanding facilities and we saw lots of staff workers keeping it in top shape!

Visited April 2014
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Houston, Texas
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“The big tree is amazing!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We loved the big tree outside of the park as well as the drive getting to it. There were also many amazing trees in the surrounding area. It was good to see that this site was protected.

Visited May 2014
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“Lovely Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This was not our first camping trip to Goose Island and won't be our last. The birding hosts were especially informative providing a super bird walk and site to observe. We were there on Easter weekend and in spite of being booked, it did not feel crowded.

Visited April 2014
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Austin, Texas
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Other things besides birds.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Goose Island State Park, in Texas while known for the many species of birds ,is also a great place to fish, bike ride,and hike. My wife loves to get out and ride her bike,or take her kayak out in the calm bay or canals.

For me it is the 1600 + foot lighted pier that draws me. My legs are bad and I can't get around easily. The pier has a ramp for easy access. I have never been there when the Sea Trout were not popping under the lights. Fishing from the bank is also excellent. Main species are Sea Trout, Sand Trout, and Red Fish. Flounder are also present as well as Black Drum. Love Goose Island State Park.

Visited May 2013
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