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“great fishing spot.”

Goose Island State Park
Ranked #2 of 43 things to do in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.
Reviewed May 15, 2013

We love going over to the pier area to fish, we don't catch a lot but there are a lot being caught. East access restrooms and nice picnic area and the big tree is huge.

2  Thank Patricia P
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

At the far end of this park is a very long boardwalk our over the water. It is a great location for photos, fishing and bird watching.

2  Thank kcwifle
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

This park features a big, old tree (1000 yrs old) called "Big Tree" that is worth the visit. Also great location to see the whooping cranes. Peaceful and scenic.

1  Thank MuffetB
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

What a lovely place to go fishing the pier is nice the scenery peaceful you can also stop at the Big Tree for some quiet time. Lots of birds. Whooping cranes there when they migrate. It's very nice and we would return there anytime.

2  Thank Karen A
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

My wife and I enjoy an annual "pilgrimage" down to the Rockport area every winter to see the Whooping Cranes and other migratory birds in the area. This year we camped at Goose Island State Park in our travel trailer, and enjoyed a wonderful campsite right on the bayfront of St. Charles Bay. We were on the side closest to the fishing pier, and stayed five nights. The park and the camping areas are delightful. Our spot had electricity and water hookups, and a covered picnic table. Nearby, close to the "Big Tree", we saw two Whooping Crane families that had decided to stake out their territories, possibly due to the presence of automated corn feeders.

This is a great place to stay if you have an RV or camping trailer. Tent campers have their own areas in the woods.

2  Thank chasrob9945
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