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Goose Island State Park

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Address: 202 S Palmetto St, Rockport, TX 78382-7922
Phone Number: 361-729-2858
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A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.

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Fun to see!!!

fun to see and well worth a trip there, awesome place had lunch there and enjoyed the water views! Plan on going back to do some camping, the attendee's were very nice and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Gainesville
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Gainesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

fun to see and well worth a trip there, awesome place had lunch there and enjoyed the water views! Plan on going back to do some camping, the attendee's were very nice and pleasant to talk to about the park.

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Webster, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love this park, very beautiful and clean, clean, clean. The pier is massive. Low tide the water is clear where you can see fish eating barnacles from the oyster beds and crabs walking everywhere underwater. I will return here again and again. Entry is $5.00 for all day.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great spot for picnicking or camping. Well set up for fishing, hiking, and biking. Not great for swimming - no beach or easily accessed water recreation except boating and fishing. Lots of seabirds and shorebirds, deer, other critters. Big Live Oak Tree is always impressive. Other points of historical significance nearby. Stella Maris Catholic Church and old Lamar Cemetery. In... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice quick easy FREE historical item to see. Recommend. Nature lovers should ad this as a must see. Breathtaking oak tree. Pretty park.

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Rockport, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to go and see a part of history. A tree that's over 1,000 years old is not something you see every day. And if you go the right time of year you can see the Whooping Cranes roaming around on a nearby farm. Great place for families.

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Boerne, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I saw this tree as a little girl. It is massive. Glad to see it is protected and fenced. Nice shady area.

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Burleson, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This a beautiful park, with wonderful rangers! There is plenty to do. We enjoyed the watercolor painting by the bay with park ranger Janell. We fished daily, got to see dolphins "Henry" and "Henrietta" playing under the pier after sunset, and there's plenty of wildlife!! Birds, deer, a mysterious black cat on the nature trail, raccoons fishing for crabs at... More 

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La Vernia, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I must admit my review is partly based on nostalgia. I have great memories of going to this State Park as a kid. This is a really good place for fishing and a good "base camp" for exploring nearby cities like Rockport, Fulton, Aransas Pass, and even Port Aransas. We stay here to fish but we also go to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to find Big Tree and learn of its Texas History. Contact Philip Durst if you are planing on fishing. He is the best fishing guide in the area!!!

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

2nd visit, took my kitty on a leash. It was super hot but always feels so spiritual here. Enjoy hugging trees.

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