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Goose Island State Park, Rockport
(4.4/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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  • This historic tree has to be seen. It is incredible it is so old and still alive, after all the hurricanes that have hit the Texas coast over the decades. 
  • Photographed Skimmers, gulls, Great Blue Herons, Egrets, Ibis, Pelicans and of course gulls. Go to location on the map that shows the binoculars AND says nature observatory. Nice pier and rest rooms! 
  • Do not need to pay to enter the part of the park where the Big Tree is. We did stop at the park entrance to get a map and directions to the Tree. The tree is impressive. We should have hiked some of t...  more »
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  • We both like the camp spot even tho it wasn't near the water. But our neighbors were up till day light with the music blaring. No respect whatsoever... The park cop would just drive by and say nothing... The only good thing out of the whole experience was the sweet elderly couple across from us... And The Big Tree...awesomesauce...
  • Great place for fishing. Especially, if you are beginner as a fisherman. Higher chance of getting fish during sunset and sunrise. You can fish at night too because the pier has lights! There is arrangement for fish cleaning too. The premium camping spots are good for RV, not for tent because those places are too windy. The woody campsites are good but there are lots of mosquitoes. Do not forget to take mosquito repellent with you. The tent will be too hot to sleep at night during summer and beginning of fall. Cleanliness and all other maintenance are great!
  • Very nice park where you can camp by the bay or stay in the woods the sites in the woods give you a nice secluded feel we have stayed three times so far and enjoy every stay. the restrooms are very clean and the park is very quiet and peaceful. great place for a weekend getaway.
  • Nice clean park...bathrooms clean, showers good. Fishing pier was nice. Bathroom at pier was clean. If fishing is what you are looking for, this is the place...Boat ramp is good. Has fish cleaning area that is nice. Be warned the air boat guys are bossy.. you are just in their way if you're there to recreational fish.. If you're into kayaking, its a perfect place. Since there are many reefs, there is no danger of being run down if you stay in the shallow water. Stay in the shallows, you can go to lots of areas where boats cant. Water seems to stay calm and easy to paddle in. Can put kayak out at most camp spots.... Problems...... the level of the camp spots is bad. I saw people having problems with campers. If you dont have leveling jacks, its going to be a problem.. We have a truck camper and it took a couple times to get it level, we do not have jacks... If you are looking for a nice 'quiet' park. this is not the park. Soon as the sun comes up, the charter air boats start showing up. They are so loud, talking to someone in your own camp is difficult. Goes on for hours, then in the evening, it starts all over. Boat dock is right there next to the camp, so no way to avoid unless you stay in your camper with the AC on full blast..then you wont hear them as much...You can hear them all day, even when they are miles away.. Raccoons are bad. You cannot leave anything out, not even lures. As they state, there is no cooler a raccoon cant open. Secure all food and bait, or it will be eaten by morning. And be careful as to what you leave in your boat...you'll see, there will be dirty feet prints all over everything, coolers, boats and cars... If you're taking a boat and dont know this area, be warned. Oyster reefs are EVERYWHERE.... Saw many boats get grounded. Not marked well at all. No sandy beaches for kids that i saw, the water areas i saw were all crushed shells. Very sharp and rough. Not really a kid park unless they love fishing. Fishing is about the only activity for kids.
  • Nice camping sites with lots of trees, nice bathrooms, and friendly staff. But, I want to know if there are any Parks that do not allow dogs. We had a neighbor that had 7 dogs! That's right....7 dogs! The people across from us had 4 and the other neighbor had a yapper. When one would start barking....they would all bark. Needless to say, we saw a lot of wild life around us but NONE would come close because of the dogs. Also, the marina was awful!!!! Fishermen were cleaning their fish and throwing the carcass' back in the water. There were about 40-50 of them in the water and all around. It was awful! Not to mention that they were rude as well. Only 2 ramps for boats. On more than one occasion I was backing my boat up only to have another boater whip in front of me and look at me like....Oh well!