Goose Island State Park defeats Harvey

Today, March 1, 2018, Goose Island State Park is open again for camping. The storms of Harvey produced damage so extensive, the park was closed to the public on August 26, 2017. Nature lovers and fishermen celebrated on New Year’s Day, 2018, when it reopened for day use only,


including hiking trails, picnic areas, the boat ramp and shore fishing. Now campers with tents and RVs will again be visiting Goose Island.

Campers can choose from 44 sites by the bay or 57 sites sheltered under oak trees.


Water and electricity connections at each site have been repaired and tested. Each camping loop has restroom facilities with showers.


DSC_0426Campers or day visitors may fish from shore or launch a boat from the ramp. The fishing pier, however, continues to be closed due to the destruction of the road leading to it.

Entrance fees to any Texas State Park include fishing without a fishing license. Visitors are also able to borrow rods, reels and tackle boxes at the park. Details about this loaner program can be found at

While camping at Goose Island State Park, it is just a short drive to enjoy shopping, eating dinner or attending an event in the North Bay area.

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The pleasant weather forecast for this first weekend will be perfect to enjoy Fulton’s Oysterfest, The Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica in Portland and the numerous smaller events in Rockport, Aransas Pass and Ingleside. And, make time to appreciate the natural beauty of


Goose Island State Park.