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Goose Island State Park

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Address: 202 S Palmetto St, Rockport, TX 78382-7922
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A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.

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Great spot for birding

The park has great scenic views and lots of different birds. One of the highlights of this place is the enormous coastal live oak tree that measures over 35 feet around and is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Deton, tx
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Deton, tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The park has great scenic views and lots of different birds. One of the highlights of this place is the enormous coastal live oak tree that measures over 35 feet around and is over a 1000 years old. Great camping spots, too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Winter Texans who fish are gonna love this place. There is a pass available for all of the state parks in TX. That allows your carload into the parks free. Then, you can fish without a license at any of the state parks. The birds, the water, the whole experience is just great. As Texans say, "Y'all come ON DOWN!"

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is very good for those who enjoy fishing and birding. The park is on the bay with good access for fishermen. There are also plenty of camp sites on the water. For the birders, there are plenty of shore birds to view. If you are luck to be there during the winter months you may even get to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place to camp , Rockport , TX. On the water great fishing , close to state fishing pear . Longest in Texas good tree sites as well

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is something to stand before a 1000 year old tree. After paying my respects to Big Tree I wondered around looking at the several large oaks that surround it (these are its descendants). There is one to the right of the entrance that I thought was particularly beautiful. I recommend visiting Goose Island and Big Tree to enjoy being... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful park if you want to camp in the trees. The beach side camping is camper to camper without much privacy. The bay is beautiful though, and the sunsets magnificent. We choose the beach camping because we have a 40 foot fifth wheel which we were afraid was too high for the treed area. We are not... More 

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Menard, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great state park located right on Arkansas bay north of Rockport, Texas. You can either camp with a water view or deep in the live oak woods. Both are great with water & electricity available. Best part is the great birding & seeing the whooping cranes which over winter in the area.

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Missouri City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I fished at the pier at this park twice on a recent trip to the Rockport/Fulton area, and we had a great time, even though we did not catch any keeper fish. They have a long pier to fish from, camping sites, and places to launch kayaks. It is only $5 per person to enter the park,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW!! Amazing trip to this little park, it's not huge but boy is it fun! We had an amazing spot, very private and set back from the crowd (#152, #151 is also good). We spent every night at the pier fishing and we landed a monster black drum! Facilities were clean and the showers were hot with a lot of... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw lots of birds in the park and I saw the 1000 year old tree. We have great time and would like to do this again.

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