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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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A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.

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Loved the songbirds and trees

It is a short trip from Rockport and excellent for a half-day excursion. The park juts into the bay and has several different features: overnight camping, fishing, bird watching... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
551melm
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Beach Lake, PA
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Beach Lake, PA
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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a short trip from Rockport and excellent for a half-day excursion. The park juts into the bay and has several different features: overnight camping, fishing, bird watching, and hiking. There is a place you can sit, and watch and listen to various different songbirds as they flit between numerous bird feeders in a wooded enclave. Also, near the... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Big Tree located in Goose Park is a must-see. It is an oak that is over 1000 years old. It is surrounded by other younger oaks that children may climb.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice state park with both beachside and camp sites in the woods! 30 or so waterfront sites, all with shelters over the picnic tables. Many have water and electric RV hookups. A few have sewer. Dump station on site as well. Carry your rod and reel as fishing requires no permit.

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Thank Max H
New Hampshire
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142 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Just north over the bay from Rockport-Fulton this large state park has numerous activities - boat ramp, nature trail, camp sites, fishing pier, kayak launch, picnic area with covered benches and grills. Entry fee is the standard $5 for the day.

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Thank tobynh
United States
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Heads up. You don't have to pay to see the big tree! Just take a left before heading down to the park to thirteenth street. Its on park owned grounds but not part of the paid state park. The park charges $5.00 per person, which I think is a shame since most state parks charge by the car. We went... More 

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Longview TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Worth the stop if you're in the area. This tree is really really big and over 1000 years old. Easy to get to and parking is close.

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Lubbock, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Visited the beach. Waded in the ocean swimming pool. Watched the fishermen on the pear and enjoyed the area. Clean restroom facilities and a meeting room one can rent for special occasions.

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Thank George S
Rockport, Texas
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

a nice little trip to get out of camper , we also saw a peacock in the park area... watch for sandhill cranes in spring...

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We couldn't believe how cool it was to park our RV and look out the window and see the gulf. The gulf was just 30 feet away. Sites were easy back-ins with water and electricity. Enjoyed watching the pelicans by the fish cleaning station.

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Thank Jean H
Georgetown, Texas
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Must see Big Tree and walk the park trail. The 1,000+ year old coastal live oak is an amazing sight.

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