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“Great Tree!”

Goose Island State Park
Ranked #1 of 43 things to do in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Good photo opportunity! It was very uncrowded and you have to see the tree to believe it. Easy access & good parking.

3  Thank TXAnne
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Goose Island State Park is a beautiful place for fishing, bird-watching. and picnicking or camping on the Gulf. Great fishing pier. Seasonal birding tours are available. Also included as part of the park is the "Big Tree" site, located north of the park headquarters in the nearby town of Lamar. The huge live oak is estimated to be over 1,000 years old and has a circumference of over 35 feet. Located near the tree site are fields where Whooping Cranes can be seen in season.

5  Thank texasrepublichistory
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

The park has excellent birding opportunities. Coastal scrub, beach and water habitats are easily accessed.

Plan for 2 hours to cover all areas well.

In winter, from the park, go north along the beach road (right turn on exiting the park) and look for Whooping Cranes feeding in grassland between 4th and 18th streets. If present, these will be closer than any you are likely to see in Aransas NWR.

6  Thank Edge W
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Very nice place to visit and enjoy taking my family and freinds and will go visit again, love its nature and love all little animals

2  Thank JuanOrnelas
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

We had a great day fishing on the pier. The crabs tended to take all my bait but the day was fun anyway!

1  Thank Cindy P
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