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Well maintained.

Great place for a picnic, family photo op, or just a time to enjoy solitude and God's creation, in... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
Rockport, Texas
Pretty darn big !

Visit this tree and you wish it could talk and tell tales of what it has witnessed in its LONG life.

Reviewed August 24, 2018
Grand Rapids, MI
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Sep 7, 2018
“Well maintained.”
Aug 24, 2018
“Pretty darn big !”
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1622 12th St, Rockport, TX 78382-7828
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

Great place for a picnic, family photo op, or just a time to enjoy solitude and God's creation, in the winter you can listen to nearby whooping cranes.

Thank erictexas12
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Visit this tree and you wish it could talk and tell tales of what it has witnessed in its LONG life.

Thank Tennisuaof
Reviewed August 15, 2018

weeds were horrible but the tree is awesome just a quick little stop wouldnt go too far out of your way to see it

Thank Ric F
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

The tree is HUGE! We read about it, and wanted to make sure we made time to check it out. It was humid AF when we went and weren’t out there too long. It was neat to read about the history of the tree and...More

Thank srok33
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Beside the impressive nature of the tree itself, the scope of history its life has encompassed is mind-boggling. The tree is 1000+ years old. Well worth the drive into Goose Island State Park to see it.

Thank John W
Reviewed June 3, 2018

One of Texas’ most notable oaks, the big tree is an impressive landmark. Take time to walk around it and stop at the sign that tells about what has transpired since the time it was a seedling. If you visit during the winter months, several...More

Thank O7591OLrichardw
Reviewed March 30, 2018

Sure, it's just a humongous 1,000 year old tree. Considering the history, bombardment during the civil war, many hurricanes and droughts and the way the giant branches weigh enough to appear defy physics, it's worth a visit. It is located very near the eye of...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed March 26, 2018

It's a really big Live Oak tree. Pretty sweet - out of the way and not easy to find, but if a local can show you it's worth a stop.

Thank JKSullyBeans
Reviewed August 21, 2017

Yep, its a tree. A really old one. But its just a tree. I suppose old stuff is interesting to some - but its an old tree!

Thank Solar-sailor
Reviewed August 16, 2017

The Big Tree is one of the biggest trees in Texas. This site is set up with a paved walking path that allows you to walk all the way around the tree. The branches are long and graceful.

Thank Rachel M
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