Goose Island State Park

     


Rockport, Texas
Phone: (361) 729-2858

Sites: 120
Avg. Rate: $21

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Latitude: 28.134139354049
Longitude: -96.9849443435669

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-ocean Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 23
  • Good 13
  • Average 1
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

37 Reviews

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RunsWithScissors

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a terrific park - clean, quiet and our site was right next to the bay. And all for just $22/night (plus a $5/person/day entrance fee). Be sure to take advantage of the scheduled activities. We went on one of the morning shore bird walks and really enjoyed it. Ask whether you might save on fees by purchasing a TX state parks annual pass. We camped at Goose Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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John Klinka

Review Count: 78
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Totally agree with other reviews; Goose Island is a great state park and campground. You can get either ocean or wooded sites and there is free WiFi available. The park is well managed with clean restrooms. Great scenic location with lots of wild life and the Big Tree. A 10 if full hook-ups were available. Also, nearby Rockport has some very good restaurants. POPs on the road to the park looks a little dumpy but servers great seafood. We will stay here again. We camped at Goose Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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Euri

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Great, great spot and wished we could have stayed longer! Beautiful bathrooms, and we were parked right by the bathroom bldg. We were In site 12, overlooking the water. Great Wi-Fi near the building! Road our bikes out to the 1,000 year old tree (1 mile) and saw the whooping cranes. Super cool area with all the windswept Southern Live Oak trees. A photographers dream! Stay here! We camped at Goose Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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Greggo

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground. We camped in the trees to avoid the wind which was smart. Very windy which chased some of the beach campers into the trees as well. The hardy souls stayed out there and seemed to have fun but it's not for me. Blowing sand and spray out there. Very popular for fishing. Pier and boat lands were well used. Very nice park. No Wi-Fi. Busy on the weekend but not unbearable at all. We'd stay here again. We camped at Goose Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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BJ Snowbird

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects use of a discount coupon and Texas Pass. As others have noted, birding is great in the wooded area, but the spaces can be tight to get into for bigger rigs. The wooded area also gives better protection from the winds, which can get wild on the bay. We stayed two weeks in the bay section where we had no difficulty backing our 32 foot rig into a site. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and probably would have rated the campground higher except that the numerous airboats frequently (sometimes constantly) coming in and out of the bay could get pretty obnoxious, especially on the weekends. Another irritant … the internet was out of service in our section. With a long hike down to another section along the bay, we could get internet, but it was extremely slow. We camped at Goose Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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NT2013

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

What a wonderful, well managed campground!!! I loved it here. I camped in the wooded section. The sites are shaded,well maintained, large and private. They are perfect for small rigs, however, larger ones might find it too tight with too many overhanging limbs. Most of the large rigs use the ocean side sites. They are right on the water but are small crowded and have no shade. This park fills up in the summer so get there early or make reservations. I would gladly camp here again. We camped at Goose Island State Park in a Tent.

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John and Judy Hill

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderful bird guides that do bird walks with campers. Friendly and clean. Great experience. We camped at Goose Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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starcraft35

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped in the wooded area so we could have a campfire (not allowed on water front sites). Excellent park staff, very clean park, excellent size sites. We met several great folks who have been camping there on the same weekend for the last 10/20 yrs. We were able to get through all turns with a 35' trailer and a long bed truck. We camped at Goose Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Linjoy

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice park. We stayed on the bayside. The sites are roomy, which allows you to position your trailer facing the water, if you want. It was quiet and the neighbors were great, except for some loud day campers next door for one day. It was so windy during our stay that we really couldn't fish (not the park's fault). We tried to move to the shaded area of the park, which looked very nice also (with roomy and private sites), but the park was booked for the holiday weekend. The staff here are all very nice and helpful. We would stay here again. We camped at Goose Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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SteveCampsTx

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed here several times, always in the wooded sites. There are large trees with low overhanging limbs. Larger rigs need to be careful. The restrooms are kept clean, even on weekends, but they need to be updated. Mosquitoes are both fierce and plentiful so bring plenty of repellant. The park can get pretty crowded on weekends as it is a favorite with Boy Scouts and other groups. We come here for the birding which is outstanding during spring migration. We camped at Goose Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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2011 Jayco

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
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Excellent state park, with great staff, and an awesome gulf view. We camped on the west bay front #25-#45 RV sites section. Bay front allows you to pull-in, back-in, jack knife-in to maximize your view of gulf or picnic area. Just be careful not to get boxed-in. Lots of fisherman w/ trucks, trailers and boats close to bay front sites. Wooded area for RV and tent camping is much quieter. Lots of mosquitoes in grass area. We drove to Rockport Beach about 10 miles south for swimming. We camped at Goose Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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carpedebass

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We have camped at this park twice and loved it both times! We stayed in the wooded area the first time and the bay the second time. Both are incredible. There are low branches so be careful. The office personnel are extremely friendly and helpful. If you're staying more than a few days, buy a State Parks pass and skip the per person entrance fees, then you have the pass for a year and it's good at any Texas State Park. The other campers were mostly "winter Texans" so you run into some very rude people during the winter, but all in all, most people were very friendly. We camped at Goose Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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Walter Cullop

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We were in site #31 along the water. Right on the water. Price reflects paying the $6 a day for daily use. We loved this campsite very much. Excellent bird walks in the morning. Staff at kiosk friendly and helpful. We plan to come back. We camped at Goose Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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RPG

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Wi-Fi (weak) is available next to each shower-house, and the main office. Half the sites are in the woods and half are on the ocean-bay. Very beautiful well kept park. Friendly staff. We stayed here during the duck hunting season, so the loud airboats woke up the ocean front sites two hours before sunrise, then the snooze alarm went off 1/2 hour before sunrise, when the shooting started. Just noisy, not dangerous. The wooded sites have low hanging branches from the Live Oak trees, so tall rigs must use care. The office person told us which roads to avoid for branches. Sound travels well over the bay, especially at night, we could hear distant heavy machinery running. Fishing was poor in the bay, you need a Texas license if you step in the water, but not if you fish from shore in any state park. Whooping Cranes winter here. We camped at Goose Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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Conmoto

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

There are 2 bay areas for camping plus wooded areas as well. Stayed in a bayside site: 1 row away from water. Each site has covered picnic table water and electric. You can park your RV any way you want. There was a fishing pier nearby. We could hear airboats leave every morning before dawn which was a little annoying & duck hunters shooting before dawn a couple days. There was also a long fishing pier on the other side of the campground. We really enjoyed the birds in the area. We were able to photograph whooping cranes near the park as well. Loved the park and the area around Rockport/Corpus Christi. Would definitely stay here again. We camped for 7 nights. We camped at Goose Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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