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Goose Island State Park

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202 S Palmetto St, Rockport, TX 78382-7922
+1 361-729-2858
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YOU CANNOT SWIM HERE! Oysters. Have to drive 15 miles to Rockport beach.

I was very disappointed when they told me that I cannot swim at the park (too many oysters, even... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Olga D
check out this more than 100 year old tree. the span is massive the strenth has stood the test of time. its an expierenc

i loved it. i love trees and the way they grow. i love GOD and nature and this tree has lived more... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kheras082689
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San Antonio, Texas
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A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish” (62 reviews)
“wooded area” (15 reviews)
“bird watching” (26 reviews)
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202 S Palmetto St, Rockport, TX 78382-7922
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+1 361-729-2858
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"fish"
in 62 reviews
"wooded area"
in 15 reviews
"bird watching"
in 26 reviews
"whooping cranes"
in 41 reviews
"live oaks"
in 8 reviews
"oldest tree"
in 8 reviews
"travel trailer"
in 8 reviews
"fifth wheel"
in 6 reviews
"great camping"
in 7 reviews
"oak trees"
in 10 reviews
"long pier"
in 10 reviews
"old trees"
in 5 reviews
"fire pit"
in 5 reviews
"dump station"
in 5 reviews
"boat ramp"
in 12 reviews
"big trees"
in 5 reviews
"excellent place"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very disappointed when they told me that I cannot swim at the park (too many oysters, even water shoes wont help) and have to drive to the nearest beach at Rockport. I believe that info should be on their official website. I would...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i loved it. i love trees and the way they grow. i love GOD and nature and this tree has lived more than ONE HUNDRED years ols its massive and beautiful. Definately worth the drive by. Who we kidding awesome picks ( GOOD LUCK getting...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

This State Park is convenient, clean, and has great water access including a boat ramp and fish cleaning station. There are still repairs being made following Hurricane Harvey, but the park is open and in good shape.

Thank Todd H
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Camped in my RV here. The spaces are easy to pull into or back into whichever your space calls for. RV spaces have water, electric and some with dump sites. There are dump stations near each site. Each space has table, bench seating and firepit/grill....More

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Reviewed April 16, 2018

The Big Oak Tree is a sight to behold, there is so much history in the park as well as good camping and fishing! Capt. Scott McCune "The Saltwater Cowboy"

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

This Goose Island 1000 year old plus oak tree is magnificent. There are many very old oak trees here that survived Hurricane Harvey. The area was slightly overgrown but nothing can detract from the majestic presence that this tree makes. It is well worth the...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by but mainly to look at the tree. Didn’t want to pay to drive though the park. We didn’t have a lot of time

Thank txpackerfan10
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We visited this park to see whopping cranes in early March... The ranger on duty told us about three places to see them... And we did... Thank you... Also visited the old oak tree... A nice visit for out of town tourists

Thank Don H
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

The Big Tree made it through Hurricane Harvey! This is a nice area. Be sure to stop and see the tree on you way to the park.

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Reviewed January 27, 2018

I've visited this park for years, and I love it every time. The ancient feel of this park feels like you are stepping back in time to the Texas I knew as a boy, back when it was a bit more wild and untamed.

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TexasEunice
March 4, 2018|
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Response from Nisswatraveler | Reviewed this property |
Newspaper said Park was set to re-open this week. It has been closed due to Harvey. We walked in.
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jcl1099r
January 30, 2018|
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Response from Craig E | Reviewed this property |
I do not know that at this time. I have not been down since a couple of weeks after Harvey hit.
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CriticalMass
Question about low tree limbs specifically over the entry roads to Goose Island State Park. We camped at Goose Island State Park back in the 90s, and had to dodge low tree limbs getting in and out of the park in our motorhome back then. With the passage of time, low trees are apparently even more of a problem, as corroborated by at least one recent (Feb 2017) Trip Advisor review in which the people involved hit a low limb with their fifth wheel camper, damaging it substantially, and forcing them to leave it in Rockport for repairs, while they returned to their home in Georgia without it. This points to a totally unacceptable situation that should be dealt with by whomever is responsible for doing so. This not a trivial issue. Goose Island State Park is a desirable campground, and although the oak trees there conbribute to ambience, the roadways in and out of the park should be accessible to all types of RVs, not just very small ones. Why isn't this issue addressed by whoever should be taking care of these kinds of problems? We are unwilling to return to Goose Island State Park in our motorhome until we can get in and out of the park without risking expensive damage to our RV.
April 19, 2017|
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
It's still a bit low and narrow getting into the park and makes one a bit nervous. My motor home is about 11 foot high and the height doesn't seem to be a problem but we have been scraped by some of the bushes on the side.
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