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Goose Island State Park

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Mosquito Haven

The Coastal Liveoak grove is impressive. Nice little drive. Probably see more birds if the weather... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sanger, Texas, United States
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Rockport, Goose Island and the BIG Live Oak tree

We travelled to Rockport so an elderly friend could visit her old friends. We visited Rockport... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
New Braunfels, Texas
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“wooded area”(15 reviews)
“bird watching”(26 reviews)
A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.
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202 S Palmetto St, Rockport, TX 78382-7922
+1 361-729-2858
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a hurricane over a year ago, 8/24/17. In August 2018 they closed the fishing pier and several water front camping spots because of the hurricane. Maybe its just me - but I think I could have found the damage in less than 12...More

Thank Solar-sailor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Coastal Liveoak grove is impressive. Nice little drive. Probably see more birds if the weather is good. Mosquitoes swarmed constantly despite the Off spray and they are big.

Thank Bonnieworks
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We travelled to Rockport so an elderly friend could visit her old friends. We visited Rockport about a year after the storm and was amazed at the amount of damage and the amount of recovery as well. We took the scenic Broadway street and Fulton...More

1  Thank Murph1965
Reviewed 15 August 2018

overall the site wasnt bad but the bugs were horrible!! i love to camp and do a lot here in oklahoma but never have i experienced ants and mosquitos to this level. i highly recommend camping in a camper do not tent camp the ants...More

1  Thank Ric F
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Wanted to visit after Hurricane Harvey. It's been almost a year since it hit Rockport. Nice that it's open. The big tree looks good. I'm glad that it survived.

Thank Rather B F
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Great for camping and some hiking. Has woods and water areas. Fishing swiming hiking camping all in one place

Thank kevinl05
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We visited the park with our RV and teens. We knew that Hurricane Harvey caused damage and it was evident by the trees. However, what we had not taken into account was the mosquito population. Wow! I don't recall hearing night sounds with such a...More

1  Thank Tricia Pauling M
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Goose Island is an interesting little area just off the highway that gives a visitor a good look at what the area would have been before it was developed. The thick, tangled vegetation and the love oaks make for a dense, jungle like look. The...More

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We just went to see The Big Tree. It was beautiful. It was worth the drive in to the park to us. But take mosquito spray!

Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Be sure to have misquote repellent. We love the Big Tree and were so glad that it withstood hurricane Harvey. We did see the devistation of many other trees and homes in the area.

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5 March 2018|
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Response from Nisswatraveler | Reviewed this property |
Newspaper said Park was set to re-open this week. It has been closed due to Harvey. We walked in.
31 January 2018|
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Response from Craig E | Reviewed this property |
I do not know that at this time. I have not been down since a couple of weeks after Harvey hit.
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.