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Goose Island State Park

202 S Palmetto St, Rockport, TX 78382-7922
+1 361-729-2858
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Survived the Hurricane

In Rockport during Hurricane Harvey on 8/25/17 the Big Tree, its neighbor trees and the community... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Braxmar
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Ft. Mohave, AZ
Majestic!

This huge oak was really something to see! Wonderful to have this tree preserved. The area was... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Kathleen E
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Sisterdale, Texas
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A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish” (62 reviews)
“wooded area” (15 reviews)
“bird watching” (26 reviews)
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202 S Palmetto St, Rockport, TX 78382-7922
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+1 361-729-2858
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"fish"
in 62 reviews
"wooded area"
in 15 reviews
"bird watching"
in 26 reviews
"whooping cranes"
in 41 reviews
"live oaks"
in 8 reviews
"oldest tree"
in 8 reviews
"travel trailer"
in 8 reviews
"fifth wheel"
in 6 reviews
"great camping"
in 7 reviews
"oak trees"
in 10 reviews
"long pier"
in 10 reviews
"old trees"
in 5 reviews
"camping trip"
in 5 reviews
"dump station"
in 5 reviews
"boat ramp"
in 11 reviews
"big trees"
in 5 reviews
"excellent place"
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

In Rockport during Hurricane Harvey on 8/25/17 the Big Tree, its neighbor trees and the community were hit by sustained winds at 130 mph with gusts of 150+ mph. Miraculously although there was a lot of damage to big oak trees in people's yards on...More

3  Thank Braxmar
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

This huge oak was really something to see! Wonderful to have this tree preserved. The area was clean and well kept.

1  Thank Kathleen E
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

1000 year old tree, and tree lined streets that create an overhead canopy. We take our bikes and ride from the old tree out to the island and back.

Thank Perrie M
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Have always tried to get over at least once during our summer stays. This year some "locals" thought it would cool to climb up in the tree for a photo. it is clearly marked and fenced off to avoid this sort of behavior. Allegedly their...More

Thank Craig E
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

You must stop and see this amazing tree in all its grandeur! It's 44' tall and 35' around the trunk. It's fenced in to protect it but it just adds to its beauty.

Thank houstontravelingfool
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

You must go and see the oldest tree in Texas. It is a Live Oak and is over 1000 years old. It is massive and beautiful. There is an entrance into a neighborhood and if followed will take you to the tree thus bypassing the...More

Thank Jim S
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Went there and nice camping We were sighting there And visit big tree and nice and take care of tree

Thank PannE3
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our three nights of RV camping at one of the water side premium sites! The staff at the park were wonderful, the grounds and facilities were super clean and daily attended to. I highly recommend this park for camping and family get togethers!...More

Thank Kari E
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Stayed with my in laws in their RV on 4th July weekend. Was hot as always but enjoyed it. Fishing pier is great. Have been here several times and will be back.

Thank mmischerlvn
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

The Big Tree is must for any soul. It can put time into perspective and nature's beauty into your heart. A worthy side trip on any travel thru coastal Texas.

Thank thomasdemaar
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TexasEunice
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.
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jcl1099r
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.
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CriticalMass
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.
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