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Goose Island State Park

Open Now: 08:00 - 17:00
Open today: 08:00 - 17:00
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Very Nice Place. Love the little Picnic Protection areas along the beach & Birds

We came for the birds. Found Spoonbills, Ibis, plovers, Herons and few variety of Ducks. Nice beach... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chicago, Illinois

The bayfront sites are still closed. No open date. Staying here for 10 days. TV only has a few... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.
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202 S Palmetto St, Rockport, TX 78382-7922
+1 361-729-2858
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for the birds. Found Spoonbills, Ibis, plovers, Herons and few variety of Ducks. Nice beach however, They had picnic table under a concrete type protection. The Park Host in the RV was wonderful and took the time to tell us information to improve...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank B C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bayfront sites are still closed. No open date. Staying here for 10 days. TV only has a few channels and no Wi-Fi. Close to Rockport TX.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank smiley2004
Reviewed 1 week ago

We reached there early morning for bird activity Beautiful state park and the staff was very helpful too. For the first 15 minutes, our car could enter freely, to see if we want to stay this side of the park for birds or not...that helps...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Hemangi_2012
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sites are well spaced and pretty level. But you only have to walk around the park to see the destructive nature of the hurricane just off the roadways and camp spaces. It’s crazy to consider what the park went through just a year ago....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank janie740
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Low hanging tree branches made it stressful navigating through the park. I'm all for conserving trees, but not at the expense of damaging our home. The front desk was a mad race to check-in while people were vying for sites. (They can't upgrade their system...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FoodiesInAFiver
SarahN4270, Park Ranger at Goose Island State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us on the Texas coast. Hurricane Harvey removed 25,000 cubic yards of trees from the park, which made many campsites larger and easier to get into, but there are still a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice state park which is still recovering from Hurricane Harvey. Staff is pleasant and helpful; interesting activities available.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jeanne M
Reviewed 11 December 2018 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 28 November 2018 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 29 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
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4 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.
30 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.
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.