We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Goose Island State Park

202 S Palmetto St, Rockport, TX 78382-7922
+1 361-729-2858
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
ants and mosquitos are horrible

overall the site wasnt bad but the bugs were horrible!! i love to camp and do a lot here in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ric F
Nice!

Wanted to visit after Hurricane Harvey. It's been almost a year since it hit Rockport. Nice that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rather B F
,
San Antonio, Texas
via mobile
Read all 469 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“fish” (62 reviews)
“wooded area” (15 reviews)
“bird watching” (26 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION
202 S Palmetto St, Rockport, TX 78382-7922
CONTACT
Website
+1 361-729-2858
Write a ReviewReviews (469)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"fish"
in 62 reviews
"wooded area"
in 15 reviews
"bird watching"
in 26 reviews
"whooping cranes"
in 41 reviews
"live oaks"
in 8 reviews
"travel trailer"
in 8 reviews
"fifth wheel"
in 6 reviews
"oldest tree"
in 7 reviews
"oak trees"
in 9 reviews
"long pier"
in 9 reviews
"fire pit"
in 5 reviews
"dump station"
in 5 reviews
"boat ramp"
in 13 reviews
"big trees"
in 5 reviews
"excellent place"
in 5 reviews
"roseate spoonbills"
in 8 reviews
"nice area"
in 5 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 463 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

overall the site wasnt bad but the bugs were horrible!! i love to camp and do a lot here in oklahoma but never have i experienced ants and mosquitos to this level. i highly recommend camping in a camper do not tent camp the ants...More

Thank Ric F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to visit after Hurricane Harvey. It's been almost a year since it hit Rockport. Nice that it's open. The big tree looks good. I'm glad that it survived.

Thank Rather B F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great for camping and some hiking. Has woods and water areas. Fishing swiming hiking camping all in one place

Thank kevinl05
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the park with our RV and teens. We knew that Hurricane Harvey caused damage and it was evident by the trees. However, what we had not taken into account was the mosquito population. Wow! I don't recall hearing night sounds with such a...More

1  Thank Tricia Pauling M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Goose Island is an interesting little area just off the highway that gives a visitor a good look at what the area would have been before it was developed. The thick, tangled vegetation and the love oaks make for a dense, jungle like look. The...More

Thank Joe P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 11, 2018

We just went to see The Big Tree. It was beautiful. It was worth the drive in to the park to us. But take mosquito spray!

Thank Natalie B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Be sure to have misquote repellent. We love the Big Tree and were so glad that it withstood hurricane Harvey. We did see the devistation of many other trees and homes in the area.

Thank EdnaU_13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

We went to check the progress of the parks recovery progress from the hurricane. Most of the camping areas are open. You will notice the loss of tree coverage for the camp sites. Only half of the water front sites are open, but it not...More

1  Thank Rachel M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 30, 2018

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

Thank Olga D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 27, 2018

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

1  Thank kheras082689
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 19 hotels in Rockport
Quality Inn
8 reviews
5.17 miles away
Pelican Bay Resort
89 reviews
5.21 miles away
Sandollar Resort Motel & RV Park
42 reviews
5.38 miles away
Econo Lodge Inn by the Bay
147 reviews
5.65 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Caroline's Turtle Bay Cafe
36 reviews
2.20 miles away
Stevie Lew's BBQ Kitchen
51 reviews
3.64 miles away
Pop's Place
46 reviews
.47 miles away
Fat's Market
9 reviews
2.42 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Fulton Mansion State Historic Site
138 reviews
6.15 miles away
Tule Creek Hike & Bike Trail
26 reviews
7.04 miles away
The Big Tree
8 reviews
1.31 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
TexasEunice
March 4, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
0
Votes
jcl1099r
January 30, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
0
Votes
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|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
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.
0
Votes