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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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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.

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History and family visit

Nice quick easy FREE historical item to see. Recommend. Nature lovers should ad this as a must see. Breathtaking oak tree. Pretty park.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 July 2016
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Nice quick easy FREE historical item to see. Recommend. Nature lovers should ad this as a must see. Breathtaking oak tree. Pretty park.

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Rockport, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Great place to go and see a part of history. A tree that's over 1,000 years old is not something you see every day. And if you go the right time of year you can see the Whooping Cranes roaming around on a nearby farm. Great place for families.

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Boerne, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

I saw this tree as a little girl. It is massive. Glad to see it is protected and fenced. Nice shady area.

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Burleson, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This a beautiful park, with wonderful rangers! There is plenty to do. We enjoyed the watercolor painting by the bay with park ranger Janell. We fished daily, got to see dolphins "Henry" and "Henrietta" playing under the pier after sunset, and there's plenty of wildlife!! Birds, deer, a mysterious black cat on the nature trail, raccoons fishing for crabs at... More 

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La Vernia, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I must admit my review is partly based on nostalgia. I have great memories of going to this State Park as a kid. This is a really good place for fishing and a good "base camp" for exploring nearby cities like Rockport, Fulton, Aransas Pass, and even Port Aransas. We stay here to fish but we also go to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Be sure to find Big Tree and learn of its Texas History. Contact Philip Durst if you are planing on fishing. He is the best fishing guide in the area!!!

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

2nd visit, took my kitty on a leash. It was super hot but always feels so spiritual here. Enjoy hugging trees.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We didn't overnight camp at the park, but it appears you have your choice of tree covered camping or out in the open. We enjoyed our day stay. you can fish, but not really swim. The bathrooms were clean and maintained. We had to drive outside the park to see the 1000 yr old tree. It was interesting to see... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Neat park with several camp sites available. Nice boat ramp. Nice fishing pier. Off the usual path so not overly crowded on a weekday.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Made a quick in and out visit to the Texas state park. The park has both inland campsites along with places to park campers and RV's closer to the water. Since we're not campers this was just a look and see and we liked what we saw.

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