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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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+1 361-729-2858
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.

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A place to relax and enjoy nature.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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nashville, tn., United States
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nashville, tn., United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 6 days ago NEW

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 NEW 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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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on hosted birding walk. Hosts very friendly and helpful. Invited people to their campsite...with feeders...for birds. Also went to shore and saw additional birds...good picnic area...nice spot.

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bird, birds, and more birds you can spend days bird watching. The Whooping Cranes are a real treat. Very friendly park the staff excellent and so helpful. Very clean. We parked on the water in a travel trailer so relaxing. Drove to nearby big oak tree very impressed.

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Rockport, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy castin your reel, you'll enjoy backing your RV up against a niced paved pad and the Gulf of Mexico. Goose Island State Park is located in a quiet, clean, and accomodating spot. Close to Rockport which is home to a number of good resteraunts. The only drawback thatI have is the lack of wifi access, which I... More 

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