Standard (Tent/RV)
Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Goose Island

This park is one of the few places you may see whooping cranes (late fall through early spring) while hiking, kayaking, or bird watching.

Operator
State
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Water Hookups
No 30 amp Hookups
50 amp Hookups
Pull-Through Sites
Max Length: 50 ft.
Location
Goose Island is located in Texas
Latitude
28.1335 N
Longitude
-96.9843 W
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11 Reviews of Goose Island
Great experience

Very clean. Friendly staff. Lots of wildlife around. Make sure to bring plenty of bug spray, the higher the deet % the better. We will be going back very soon.

Hidden gem near the coast - Sept. 2020

Goose Island SP is a great little hidden gem of a park on the Texas Gulf Coast.  The camping area is small, but they've arranged the spots very well, with good vegetation between each spot that hides your spot from your neighbor.  They offer both 30 amp and 50 amp service, water, fire ring, table on cement pad and nice flat spots.  Good day use spots and excellent boat ramp with a fish cleaning table.  Yes there are bugs, but this is in the middle of reclaimed wetlands, so be prepared!  This is their world and we must adapt.  The bay-side camping area is the island part of the park and is still being renovated (as of Aug 2020), but according to park staff, they should be open by Nov 2020.  There is also a brand new, huge pier with boat access and fishing that will be open soon.  Near-by there is "The Big Tree", purported the oldest tree in Texas (1000-2000 years old!) and Rockport beach and all the other Texas coast attractions.   Highly recommend and we will be returning soon.

Goose island state park June 2020

The park itself doesn’t have much to do as they are still recovering and renovating from Hurricane Harvey a couple of years ago(this was my rationale for a lower rating). Having said this,it’s a great park and I highly recommend it and we would surely return. The bathrooms are above average, clean with nice showers. Our campsite was nice and shady with a picnic table and water. We saw deer and one snake (too quick to identify it). We hiked the trail in the park which was nice and well maintained. The next town over is Rockport which has million dollar mansions on the water. We rented a kayak for half day and kayaked in and out of the canals gawking at the boats and houses. There is a bird sanctuary on the island in little bay where we kayaked and in addition to all the birds we saw two dolphins swimming around. We were close enough to port Aransas to drive over and took the ferry (had to stay in the vehicle due to corona virus). We ate seafood at our favorite seafood restaurant “Snoopys”.

RV Camping

You can choose beach csmping or wooded area camping.

Nice area

Not the best for tent camping in the middle of summer. Had fun but not used to the humidity

Large campsites, but lots of mosquitoes

large well spaced out campsites. Allows pets. Quiet. Great area if you like to fish. Only downside was lots of bugs, especially mosquitoes.

Goose Island

The campground was nice and clean. There is still a lot of damage from the hurricane. I hadn’t been there in over ten years and was very surprised at how much the area has changed. There are beach houses all around and that kinda spoiled the natural vibe.

Great Secluded spots

WE stayed in the wooded area and the sites are so shaded and secluded. the park offers beach camping too is that is something you would like. For last minute campers they have some non reservable sites that can be picked up last minute (if no one is already in them)

Not an island but still pretty

Right next to wildlife refuge, convenient to lots of beaches. Visited in winter for birding. Range of camping facility options, we used the most basic and they were adequate. Amazing sunrises. Make sure to see “The Big Tree”which is a short drive/bike ride away.

Good fishing spot

Water at primitive sites, separate from RV area.Some of the RV sites "skinny", be careful which you pick. Very private wooded lots. Choice of wooded or beach front. Beach front water/ele not private. Well maintained, nice informative staff.