Goose Island State Park Reviews
While not my favorite state park (toss up between Colorado Bend and Inks Lake), this is a nice park with private campsites as well as "public" ones. We were in 148 and that part of the park is pretty ... more »
Great park for fishing, camping and birdwatching. Winter home to lots of whooping cranes. There are waterside camping sites with excellent views of the bay. And don’t miss the big tree. more »
I really loved our visit to Goose Island. In spite of some not so fun issues. The park is still in disrepair from the Hurricane that happened a while back. The pier and half the beach shelters are not accessible as of June 15, 2019. but we knew it was going to be a bit rough but wanted to support the place. They had several places where you could fish from the shore. The little inlet was nice for kayaking for beginners. The bathrooms were decent except the one at the ocean front had a bunch of bugs on the floor. Not sure if they really could keep that from happening. The campsite we had was in the wooded area. Our site wasn’t mowed and there were a ton of sticker burrs and a very large 3’x8’ puddle from the previous days rain. It dried up rather quickly and was gone by day 3. My biggest issue is the ungodly amount of mosquitoes. We ended up having to spray our site to just make it bearable. I think if they had mowed and it wasn’t so wet it probably wouldn’t have been as bad. We ended up leaving a day early because of the mosquitoes. The big tree was sooo beautiful BUT if you wanted to walk to it you should be covered in bug spray and know it’s a pretty good hike from the park. So if you have little ones keep that in mind or take the car to it. Again, ton ms of mosquitoes there too. The only place you get reprieve is on the ocean front. There is NO BEACH. We knew this and liked the little inlet to explore. Overall I’d give the place a B. It’s what we expected.
Beautiful park with an always amazing staff. Easily in my top 5 TX State Parks. If you enjoy fishing or bird watching this is definitely the place for you.
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