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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 for birds

You can see some great birds here, including whoopers! Just a tip: you don't have to pay and go in the park to see the big tree! It can be accessed if you drive along the water.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Ashland, Virginia
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Ashland, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can see some great birds here, including whoopers! Just a tip: you don't have to pay and go in the park to see the big tree! It can be accessed if you drive along the water.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved the park. Had an RV site right on the water. Very nice fishing pier. Two problems: 1) Hookups are on the wrong side; this is a minor irritation. 2) When leaving the park, we slammed our fifth-wheel into a low hanging tree branch. Our roof was severely damaged. Our RV is in Rockport and we are on our way... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great experience learning about the winter plumage of bird we have "up north" including the loon that looked like no loon I'd ever seen before thanks to bird walk led by Michigan volunteers Jane and Les. Thank you both.

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nashville, tn., United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are winter Texans that stay in Rockport so this is very close for us. The drive takes about 20 minutes and once you turn off 35 you are in a total relaxed stage. Hardly any other traffic, no reason to hurry. Just relax enjoy the couple minute drive to the park and enjoy. The big tree is the main... More 

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Austin TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am trying to create a coffee table book of trees and my friend from Rockport delighted me with this surprise. The trees at this location, just steps from the salt water bay, are truly amazing. To think that this Big Tree was just an acorn when William the Conqueror invaded England and about the time China invented gunpowder is... More 

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Berkhamsted, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a day trip to enjoy the environment, with a special interest in birds. We'd heard about the Big Tree, so started our visit there. A good start! Then went on to see the bird feeders in Warbler Way. Its a well appointed set of feeders, attracting a wide range of interesting birds, from Inca Doves to Ladderback Woodpeckers. Later... More 

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Thank Brian R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our second trip to Goose Island State Park. There are great sites in either the wooded area or by the water. We are nature lovers, so enjoyed the bird walks conducted by Les and Jane, the volunteers. Also close to Rockport for shopping, laundry, movies and the Fulton Mansion. Wonderful place to see shorebirds! Office staff were also... More 

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Thank Judy F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an absolutely beautiful place. The large pier is where we spent most of the day. We managed to catch a dolphin feeding frenzy, which was awesome! We also saw some beautiful birds and of course the Big Tree! It was an extremely windy day so we didn't do much fishing. We will absolutely be back!

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Middletown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we asked what to visit in the Rockport area, we were told to visit "The Big Tree" at Goose Island State Park". The drive to get this was very scenic if you come up from the south of Rockport on route 35 that runs along the Gulf. Once you get there you will see a grove of trees with... More 

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Kingwood, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely love this place. This is the only place I've found you can park your rv right on the water front, fish, and just sit in your lawn chair in a cement gazebo and watch the sun set. They have electricity and water but no sewer. They do have a dump station. They offer wooded spots (haven't tried) and beach... More 

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