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Goose Island State Park

202 S Palmetto St, Rockport, TX 78382-7922
+1 361-729-2858
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Meditate with a tree

The Big Tree is must for any soul. It can put time into perspective and nature's beauty into your... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Brownsville, Texas
Its a must see

I have seen this tree many times and when my friends or Family come I take them to see this... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
New Johnsonville, Tennessee
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A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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202 S Palmetto St, Rockport, TX 78382-7922
+1 361-729-2858
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Reviewed 23 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
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I have seen this tree many times and when my friends or Family come I take them to see this tree. It is a very big part of Texas History

Thank 50beee
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Very nice area to camp and fish. Shelters with table, water and electricity are available. Tents can be set up near. Campsites are either near the water or just across a narrow road. Fishing pier is walking distance.

Thank Melvyn J
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Wife, dog, and I just returned from Rockport and Goose Island State Park--- a spur of the moment camping / Rockport Art Festival getaway. We did not have a site reserved, but called and learned they have a few walk up only (non- reserveable) sites,...More

1  Thank Nate V
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Drove thru the park on a day trip. Truly beautiful park. The water,the people,and the animals. All of those, made this a day that we will not soon forget. We are planning a another trip to the park and plan to stay at least a...More

Thank p00h100
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Beautiful Park right on the water. Well kept, clean restrooms and helpful staff. Just on the edge of Rockport, TX., so easy access to shopping and restaurants.

Thank cookdav
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Wonderful place for the young and not so young. Amazing history as well as beautiful views. Just minutes from the water as well.

Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Nice coastal drive to this park. The oak tree is beautiful. Interesting reading about the park......

1  Thank andrea r
Reviewed 6 June 2017

My wife and I spent almost a week here at the end of May. We took one of the bayside premium spots, closer to the pier. We enjoyed our stay even though we didn't ride our bikes, didn't see any of the Lantana Loop area...More

1  Thank Stevereno_12
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We live in Houston (enuf said!). When we want to get away from the crazy life (& we're retired!!), we grab our fifth wheel & head to Rockport/Goose Island SP. We drive 3 hrs, plug in the rig, turn on a/c, make a run to...More

2  Thank waynegoat
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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.
19 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
7 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
21 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