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Goose Island State Park

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great POI

It's an amazing point of interest here in town! Crazy how it's had weatered the storms, but it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rockport, Texas
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Great Location and Quiet

The park is clean. In November, it is quiet. The staff are extremely helpful, welcoming and... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2018
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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“fishing pier”(32 reviews)
“wooded area”(15 reviews)
“oldest tree”(8 reviews)
A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.
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202 S Palmetto St, Rockport, TX 78382-7922
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's an amazing point of interest here in town! Crazy how it's had weatered the storms, but it is very good testimony to the type of oak.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nautibee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The real appeal of Goose Island is water access. It has a good boat launch and fish cleaning station. Also good RV facilities. The Big Tree is pretty impressive and I think worth experiencing. Not much to do of the water.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jay F
Reviewed 10 November 2018

The park is clean. In November, it is quiet. The staff are extremely helpful, welcoming and accommodating. The sites are big. Many are quite private. Others are open and would be great if a family or group want separate sites but close visually. The campground...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank cboater
Reviewed 30 October 2018

The fishing pier and all Bayfront Area campsites (1-44) are closed, due to significant hurricane damage. The Group Rec. Hall is closed through August 2019. RV sites are quite spacious and well separated from each other. Sites have 50 amp power and water, but no...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 19 October 2018

I like trees. The bigger the better ! This one is huge and sprawled out over a large area. it's long drooping limbs are so big, they need cables to support their weight. We were curious and concerned to see how it survived the 2017...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Resort800031
Reviewed 30 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Murph1965
Reviewed 16 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Ric F
Reviewed 28 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rather B F
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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.