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Goose Island State Park

202 S Palmetto St, Rockport, TX 78382-7922
+1 361-729-2858
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Right on the water!!

Beautiful Park right on the water. Well kept, clean restrooms and helpful staff. Just on the edge... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cookdav
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Houston, Texas
Amazing History!

Wonderful place for the young and not so young. Amazing history as well as beautiful views. Just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dawn D
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A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“big tree” (141 reviews)
“bird watching” (30 reviews)
“wooded area” (15 reviews)
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202 S Palmetto St, Rockport, TX 78382-7922
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+1 361-729-2858
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Park right on the water. Well kept, clean restrooms and helpful staff. Just on the edge of Rockport, TX., so easy access to shopping and restaurants.

Thank cookdav
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place for the young and not so young. Amazing history as well as beautiful views. Just minutes from the water as well.

Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice coastal drive to this park. The oak tree is beautiful. Interesting reading about the park......

1  Thank andrea r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent almost a week here at the end of May. We took one of the bayside premium spots, closer to the pier. We enjoyed our stay even though we didn't ride our bikes, didn't see any of the Lantana Loop area...More

Thank Stevereno_12
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We live in Houston (enuf said!). When we want to get away from the crazy life (& we're retired!!), we grab our fifth wheel & head to Rockport/Goose Island SP. We drive 3 hrs, plug in the rig, turn on a/c, make a run to...More

2  Thank waynegoat
Reviewed 20 May 2017

the big tree is an attraction, all right, though damage to its branches have rendered its shape a little funky. a pond nearby was full of big water birds when we were there -- whooping cranes and roseate spoonbills -- and the lack of traffic...More

1  Thank Ginger R
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This was very interesting. I loved the trees. Took lots of pictures. Didn't fish or camp, just visited the tree and drove around looking at the houses built back in the trees.

1  Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The park has nice trails and lots of good birding areas. The staff has even created a feeder and water feature area with benches to sit and watch for birds.

1  Thank calliecat100
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Great state park! We stayed in the inner campground off of the beach where we could look for the warblers. We were parked right next to the birding guide volunteers who were wonderful.

1  Thank Glenda C
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Beautiful drive down country roads to one of the oldest trees in Texas. The tree is huge and the walk around it is pleasant. The park is clean and well maintained. Well worth the visit.

1  Thank Diane M
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CriticalMass
Question about low tree limbs specifically over the entry roads to Goose Island State Park. We camped at Goose Island State Park back in the 90s, and had to dodge low tree limbs getting in and out of the park in our motorhome back then. With the passage of time, low trees are apparently even more of a problem, as corroborated by at least one recent (Feb 2017) Trip Advisor review in which the people involved hit a low limb with their fifth wheel camper, damaging it substantially, and forcing them to leave it in Rockport for repairs, while they returned to their home in Georgia without it. This points to a totally unacceptable situation that should be dealt with by whomever is responsible for doing so. This not a trivial issue. Goose Island State Park is a desirable campground, and although the oak trees there conbribute to ambience, the roadways in and out of the park should be accessible to all types of RVs, not just very small ones. Why isn't this issue addressed by whoever should be taking care of these kinds of problems? We are unwilling to return to Goose Island State Park in our motorhome until we can get in and out of the park without risking expensive damage to our RV.
20 April 2017|
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
It's still a bit low and narrow getting into the park and makes one a bit nervous. My motor home is about 11 foot high and the height doesn't seem to be a problem but we have been scraped by some of the bushes on the side.
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Laurie B
Are you able to rent a kayak?
8 March 2017|
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Response from lindathelindy | Reviewed this property |
Not in the park. There are rentals in town of Fulton/Rockport with plenty of places to use them from right where you rent them.
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Joyce S
Two questions: Are you able to get satellite TV in the wooded areas? And what's the bug situation like?
22 January 2017|
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Response from Blueigirl | Reviewed this property |
No unusual bug issues here. Always a good idea to have some mosquito repellant when camping. But no swamping mosquitoes or anything like that. Several camp and RV sites have good wifi. Good enough to stream Netflix... More
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