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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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It is hard to fathom a tree 1000 years old but was quite amazing to see. Park was clean with good views of the Gulf.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Debbie M
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Sealy, Texas
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Sealy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is hard to fathom a tree 1000 years old but was quite amazing to see. Park was clean with good views of the Gulf.

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Thank Debbie M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Goose Island is a very nice State Park. I love to camp in the premium water front sites; there is always a breeze, you can grab a chair and play with your fishing pole or you can enjoy in your kayak or boat. There are also electric/water campsites full shades with trees and water only sites. There is a short... More 

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Mont Belvieu, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best, quietest little campgrounds around!! Love this little place. You HAVE to go see Big Tree while your there & there's a precious little Catholic church in nearby Lamar that you MUST visit!! Some of the most beautiful star gazing you'll see anywhere and plenty to explore!! The little bar on the park road as you get... More 

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Acapulco, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are a nature lover don't miss this park it's got some awesome camping sites beaches and hiking trails. The best part of the park is their old majestic oak trees.

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Houston, Texas
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was almost like two parks in one. There was an area with trees and a few trails, and then there was a pier area directly on the water. The trails were easy to walk and had some nice birding.

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Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I like this place a lot for a moment of peace, my family were mesmerized with the humongous tree wow very good experience

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the seclusion and privacy of the wooded area campsites. All of the sites are great. All sites are located near restrooms and showers. The trails are nice for walking the dogs. This is our favorite weekend getaway.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is on the water but the best thing about it is the forest of trees. They are just beautiful and attract lots of birds. There is a fishing pier (buy your bait before you enter the park because they don't sell any there!) and you can borrow fishing poles from the park rangers for free. We took a... More 

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Thank Julie M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have State Park passes and use them every chance we get. This is a park our kids grew up in and now the grand children. Fishing, hiking, biking, birding and playing while camping. Family friendly. Lots to see and do. Love it!

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Thank reademnow
Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well maintained park, friendly staff, lots of shady areas away from the seawall, nice shower facilities.

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