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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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A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.

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The Big Tree

One of the largest in Texas and the nation, over 1,000 years old. Worth driving to see these ancient oaks

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 September 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

One of the largest in Texas and the nation, over 1,000 years old. Worth driving to see these ancient oaks

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The Big Live Oak Tree at Goose Island State Park is definitely worthy to stop by and take few pictures.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Big Oak Tree, I spent this visit to take amazing pictures... of course you can enjoy the nature, breathing pure air and dream, closing your eyes and listening the sound of nature!!!

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Sealy, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

It is hard to fathom a tree 1000 years old but was quite amazing to see. Park was clean with good views of the Gulf.

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Thank Debbie M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Goose Island is a very nice State Park. I love to camp in the premium water front sites; there is always a breeze, you can grab a chair and play with your fishing pole or you can enjoy in your kayak or boat. There are also electric/water campsites full shades with trees and water only sites. There is a short... More 

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Mont Belvieu, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

One of the best, quietest little campgrounds around!! Love this little place. You HAVE to go see Big Tree while your there & there's a precious little Catholic church in nearby Lamar that you MUST visit!! Some of the most beautiful star gazing you'll see anywhere and plenty to explore!! The little bar on the park road as you get... More 

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Acapulco, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

If you are a nature lover don't miss this park it's got some awesome camping sites beaches and hiking trails. The best part of the park is their old majestic oak trees.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This was almost like two parks in one. There was an area with trees and a few trails, and then there was a pier area directly on the water. The trails were easy to walk and had some nice birding.

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Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I like this place a lot for a moment of peace, my family were mesmerized with the humongous tree wow very good experience

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We love the seclusion and privacy of the wooded area campsites. All of the sites are great. All sites are located near restrooms and showers. The trails are nice for walking the dogs. This is our favorite weekend getaway.

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