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Goose Island State Park

202 S Palmetto St, Rockport, TX 78382-7922
+1 361-729-2858
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That's A Mighty Big Tree

The big oak tree is well worth the drive. An added attraction when we were there was a pair of... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
Dallas, Texas
Incredible Scenery and Wonderful Boardwalk

January 14, 2017 - While visiting my brother and his wife at Rockport, we drove through Goose... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017
Baltimore, Maryland
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A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oak tree” (30 reviews)
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202 S Palmetto St, Rockport, TX 78382-7922
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

The big oak tree is well worth the drive. An added attraction when we were there was a pair of whooping cranes with an adolescent.

1  Thank MrBdeBub
Reviewed 4 February 2017

January 14, 2017 - While visiting my brother and his wife at Rockport, we drove through Goose Island State Park and stopped several times. It is a beautiful area on the water. We saw a male peacock, interesting old trees, pelicans, fishermen, marsh, and sand....More

Thank JerryH9905
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Fisherman paradise. Water all around with beautiful scenery. Bird watching is a plus! Ducks and other birds migrate here in the winter. One of our favorite places to visit. They have camping here as well. Worth the visit.

Thank lindathelindy
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We're currently camped at this really great state park. Our site is on the Bayfront right next to the water. We wake to the shrimpers, crabbers, fishermen and ducks working the area out front. There are also wooded campsites available. Be sure to check out...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We visited Goose Island State Park on a January 2017 weekend. Reservations were made 1 week in advance. We secured a waterfront site with grill, electric and water hookups - much to our delight. Our neighbors were extremely quiet and respectful. We enjoyed both bay...More

Thank garciasolis
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Wonderful place by water. Camping on shoreline. More camping inland. Lots of day picnic spots. Incredible pier to fish on. Staff at entrance were friendly and helpful. Will come back to camp someday...

Thank SueVit
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Great place to spend the day or more. Fishing is great from the pier and bird watching is always fun. Got to see some whooping cranes during our visit in January.

1  Thank Mom18_01
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Nice scenic drive! Excellent place to ride bikes! Only downside, It is a State park, so there is a gate fee.

1  Thank Joellen W
Reviewed 18 January 2017 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.

Thank Tcs6
Reviewed 10 January 2017

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,...More

Thank Janey W
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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.
Laurie B
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.
Joyce S
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