Goose Island State Park
Things to Do
Although the park is located on Aransas Bay, there is not a swimming area. The shoreline is comprised of concrete bulkhead, oyster shell, mud flat and marsh grass. The main recreational activities are camping, excellent birding and fishing. Other activities include picnicking, boating (motors allowed), nature study, wildlife observation and photography.
This park participates in the Angler Education “Tackle Loaner Program"; individuals can borrow rods, reels and tackle boxes with hooks, sinkers and bobbers.
Tours: Guided nature hikes are held year-round. Guided birding tours are held from January through April.
Interpretive Programs: Interpretive programs are held every week, and private programs are available on request. Check the calendar for upcoming events or call the park for more information.
Get more information on the Civilian Conservation Corps, which helped develop this park and numerous others over 70 years ago, by visiting our CCC page that includes the interactive online exhibits and education resource, “The Look of Nature: Designing Texas State Parks During the Great Depression” and “A New Deal for Texas Parks."
Ask about the Junior Ranger Explorer Packs available for free checkout at the park!
Located directly across St. Charles Bay from the park are the wintering grounds for rare and endangered whooping cranes in the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Other nearby attractions include the Copano Bay fishing pier, Mustang Island State Park, Fulton Mansion State Historic Site, Texas Maritime Museum and the Texas State Aquarium in the city of Corpus Christi. For more information, visit the Rockport-Fulton area chamber of commerce.