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Goose Island State Park

Goose Island State Park

Goose Island State Park

Location: 202 S Palmetto St, Rockport, TX 78382 

Phone: (361) 729-2858 

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4.5 out of 5 stars)

Description: Goose Island State Park, nestled along the Texas coast, offers a delightful blend of natural beauty and outdoor activities. Here’s why it’s a must-visit:

  • The Big Tree: Begin your journey by visiting the Big Tree, one of the largest live oaks in the United States. This ancient sentinel has stood on the coast for centuries, and its grandeur is awe-inspiring.

  • Camping Under Live Oaks: Set up camp under the sprawling live oak trees. Choose from 44 bayfront campsites or 57 sites nestled among the oak groves. Each site provides water and electricity, and nearby restrooms offer showers.

  • Wildflower Wonderland: In spring, the park comes alive with vibrant wildflowers. Stroll through the meadows and enjoy the colorful blooms.

  • Fishing and Birding: Goose Island State Park is a paradise for anglers and birdwatchers. Fish from shore, boat, or the 1,620-foot fishing pier. Keep an eye out for alligators (remember our safety tips!) and capture photos of the diverse bird species.

  • Paddling Adventures: Bring your own kayak or rent one on-site. Glide through the calm waters, explore hidden coves, and immerse yourself in the coastal ecosystem.

  • Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Legacy: The CCC played a significant role here, clearing land, planting trees, and constructing the current recreation hall using oyster shells. Explore the fascinating history of their work.

  • Nearby Attractions:Aransas National Wildlife Refuge: Across St. Charles Bay, witness endangered whooping cranes during winter.

Texas Maritime Museum: Dive into maritime history and culture.

Fulton Mansion State Historic Site: Step back in time at this beautifully restored mansion.

Rockport Beach: Voted the best beach in Texas.

Volunteer Opportunities: Join our dedicated volunteers in the office, maintenance, or birding programs. Your help makes a difference!

Junior Ranger Program: Kids, grab an Explorer Pack and explore nature up close. Complete activities to earn badges.

Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or simply seeking coastal serenity, Goose Island State Park invites you to create lasting memories. Connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.

Remember, Goose Island State Park isn’t just a place—it’s a gateway to the wonders of the Texas coast! 🌿🚐

202 S Palmetto St, Rockport, TX 78382, USA

(361) 729-2858

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