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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
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.

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Do they still call 'em tree huggers?

Signage to the tree was a little difficult for us to follow. The tree & it's microenvironment were impressive, but I really like things like this. The scientist in me was not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Les J
Temecula, California
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Temecula, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Signage to the tree was a little difficult for us to follow. The tree & it's microenvironment were impressive, but I really like things like this. The scientist in me was not impressed with the picture showing people watering the tree or information informing the public that scientists (presumably) fertilize this magnificent specimen. And the piece of lumber supporting a... More 

Thank Les J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow Goose Island State Park is beautiful! So many things to do! So many things to see! The best part was THE BIG TREE! Biggest and baddest tree we have ever seen! The weather was great so we spent a few hours here enjoying the outdoors! If you come to Goose Island you just have to come see this tree.... More 

Thank Greg S
San Antonio,TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove around looking for the tree and finally found it. It is a unique oak surrounded by several other similar trees which I have not seen anywhere else in Texas. It is unique enough to be worth the drive.

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Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The big tree is worth he stop. Over 1000 years old. We stopped long enough to see the tree, and to drive along the seafront. There were lots of fisherman, so the fishing must be good.

Thank swannzee
San Marcos, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The trees here are thousands of years old and have withstood many hurricanes. A little bit off the beaten path but worth the trip. The minute you walk up to one of these grand old oaks you get a sense of peace and serenity.

Thank caldertx
Austin, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have nice shelters on the gulf, though we could only get a reservation in the wooded area (beware the stickers but it is still nice). Clean bathrooms (rarity for Texas state parks) and all the campers quieted down at 10 pm. Nice pier and butterfly garden. this is definitely a fishing park!

Thank texaskdog
Fulton, Texas
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An extremely large and very old oak dominates the park and is worth a look all on its own. Make sure to read the timeline next to it...

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

$5 per person fee to enter this State Park. Mostly fishermen and some kayakers but we had been before and thought it would be fun for SUPing. Definitely not the kind of choppy conditions we saw in Rockport, though it's still open water. Dogs are allowed and there are camp sites, restrooms and picnic areas. There is an ancient (1000... More 

Thank Kristine S
The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Has an absolutely fantastic oak tree, well worth the trip. Can have mosquitos certain times of the year.

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Porter, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We stopped on our way to Fulton and spent a couple of hours at the old tree Worth stopping for a visit

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