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“Great Location and Quiet”

Goose Island State Park
Ranked #3 of 31 things to do in Rockport
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Owner description: A recommended bird sanctuary in Texas.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 has a boat launch and frontage on the bay for fishing and birding. It is a flat bike ride to Big Tree, an ancient and humongous Live Oak that is more than 1000 years old. It is also only 10 minutes to the marina where you would meet Captain Lori Sims for a pre-dawn departure on your Aransas Bay Birding Tour so you get to sleep a little longer than getting a similar tour that originates in Rockport (30 minute drive).
There are 2 downsides to Goose Island State Park. Mosquitoes and extremely humid bathrooms. Mosquitoes are unavoidable and signs at the park office warn you about them as it welcomes you. The bathrooms have no fans exhausting the air. By the time you finish your shower and dry off, you are wet again. But don't let these keep you from camping at Goose Island State Park.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank cboater
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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 sewer. There is at least one dump station in the park. Bathrooms with showers are clean and well maintained.

The only real issue we had was they had experienced several consecutive days of rain so there was standing water on the hiking trail and the mosquitoes were really fierce everywhere. Drive carefully because there are a lot of deer in the park.

Staff were knowledgeable and friendly.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephen M
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Reviewed 18 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 hurricane that hit Rock Port, so it was the first landmark we visited. Fortunately it was in tact and still standing. What a sight to behold !

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Resort800031
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Reviewed 29 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 months!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Solar-sailor
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Reviewed 15 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
Thank Bonnieworks
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