The best camping near Goose Island State Park

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Adventure Bay Private RV Campsite

1 site · RV2 acres · Rockport, TX
Adventure Bay, an exclusive and spacious RV site that is truly one of a kind. (RV not included, no tent camping, no bathroom facilities) Are you tired of overcrowded RV parks and tight spaces. Enjoy the peace an quiet of Copano Bay. A private, waterfront RV spot with water, 12v, 30amp or 50amp hook-ups, can accommodate up to a 40ft rig. Perfect for fishing, crabbing, or just relaxing. The site has a concrete slab, picnic table, yard and even a little beach. Fenced on 3 sides except the waterfront. Plenty of space to park your RV, boat, and the vehicle you tow it all with. Enjoy the simplicity and beauty of Copano Bay with extraordinary sunsets. You won’t want to miss this! Pets may never be left unattended outside or create a noise disturbance. No Pit Bulls, Dobermans, Rottweilers, Chows and or wolf hybrids are allowed.
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Fish & Chill-Waterfront RV site

1 site · RV1 acre · Rockport, TX
Private, one RV only, campsite with full hookups (RV not included and no tents allowed). The property is on a canal and fully fenced. Pets are welcome and can be off leash under supervision. Fishing from private dock with fish cleaning table or use the 2 kayaks on site to paddle a short distance to Salt Lake and Copano Bay. 60 feet of level parking for your RV. Picnic table with shade umbrella. Charcoal grill. Come fish and chill with your friends and family in peace without strangers right on top of you. You have the whole place to yourself! Quiet rural area, yet close to shops and restaurants. F&C-where having your own space is the best amenity.
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A Pirates' Paradise

1 site · RV1 acre · Fulton, TX
A Pirates' Paradise is a RV lot in the small, cozy downtown of Fulton, which is along the Texas Tropical Trail and a significant stop along the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. You are only three blocks to the bay, harbor, fishing pier, bars and restaurants. You have exclusive use of a 50- by 125-ft lot with water, sewer and electric included in the rate. The driveway and RV pad are grass over a hard-packed, crushed limestone base. Nearby attractions include the Fulton Fishing Pier (0.5-mile), Fulton Mansion (0.5-mile), Rockport Beach and Harbor (3-miles), Rockport Center for the Arts (3.5-miles), Port Aransas (23-miles), Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (45-miles) and quite a few bars and restaurants within walking distance.
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BayRock Retreat at Copano Bay

1 site · RV1 acre · Fulton, TX
Beautiful Copano Bay waterfront single site with privacy fence and full RV hookups. Definitely more of a glamping experience with level pull through concrete pad with lots of space for setting up your site, fishing, kayaking and enjoying the cool sea breeze right on the water. Picnic table on site and 2 kayaks available for guest to use with easy access in and out of bay. Outdoor shower, grill and fish cleaning station on property. Lots of gorgeous sunsets and fishing off the pier. High speed internet is included. Minutes drive into Rockport. Get away from the crowded RV parks and come enjoy a relaxing, fun and private getaway on the bay. *RV is not included. Follow us on Facebook at "BayRock Retreat on Copano Bay" and on Instagram at @bayrock_retreat.
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Beloved Garden

4 sites · RVs5 acres · Aransas Pass, TX
Beloved Garden is a developing Tiny Home & RV community living as self sustaining as possible. The five acre property features a half acre pond, small nature preserve, mature Oak trees, and over 40 fruit trees, 30 tropical botanicals, and pollination field. We offer large lots 25x60 up to 40x70ft, two parking spots, with lots of space for setting up your site, fishing, kayaking and enjoying the cool sea breeze just a mile from the water. Includes water, sewer, trash, and WiFi. All sites are 50, and 30 Amp and have water and sewer hookups. Pets are welcome! Please make sure you pick up after them. Dog park coming soon! Come take a walk on one of the nature trails and venture into the hammock grove. Watch the sunset from the quiet of the pond. Get away from the crowded RV parks and come enjoy a relaxing, fun and private getaway near the bay. There's also nearby opportunities for golfing and horseback riding. Campers can look forward to a number of great attractions just beyond the campground and plenty of opportunities for fishing, scenic viewing, kayaking, paddle boarding, boating and sightseeing tours. Whether its for a night or two, we hope to see you soon! Looking for more fun? Make sure to check out the following! * Rockport Beach * Texas Maritime Museum * Rockport Center for the Arts * Copano Bay State Fishing Pier * Goose Island Park * Aransas Pass * Port Aransas Ferry * Aquariam at Rockport Harbor  * Fulton Mansion State Historic Site * Winery on the Bay * Port Aransas attractions include great parks, beautiful beaches, fantastic fishing, watersports galore, live entertainment, and more to elevate your next vacation. * Embark on a dolphin-watching excursion or don your favorite eye patch for a pirate cruise. Prefer to stay inside? Marvel at live theatre performances or have a “make your own art” experience. Cap off the day with s’mores warmed over a bonfire, cheering belt sander racers to victory, or being amazed by a fire-dancing performance. *RV is not included.
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Freedom Harvest Farms

4 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Taft, TX
A 10 Acre Family Homestead. We grow food to feed our family here. While doing that we have developed a lovely farm to host on. Freedom Harvest Farms is a sanctuary for wellness and healing. Life, diversity and resources are respected here. This is a place of learning and teaching a constant interaction with vitality. On property there are humans, dogs, pigs, cows, chickens, ducks, rabbits and a diverse parade of wildlife, plants and insects! Several large gardens, a pond, picnic tables, outdoor bathroom, kitchen, tv, fireplace, fire pits
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Cormorant Landing

1 site · RV1 acre · Rockport, TX
1/4 acre private RV lot with 40'x20' fishing deck over the canal waters leading to Copano Bay. Launch your kayaks (provided) or enjoy fishing right from the deck. Sports fishing light and fish cleaning stand complete the full fishing experience. This pet-friendly property boasts full hookups and WiFi. Lot is fenced on 3 sides, water side is not fenced, so you can let your dogs run and play. Concrete driveway is 20' wide and goes from the street to the deck. Hookups are conveniently located next to each other and everything is provided at no additional expense. Fire pit doubles as a grill, and there is also a big charcoal grill suitable for cooking a brisket or the catch of the day. For larger groups the house next door, Cormorant Crossing, is a vacation rental that is capable of sleeping 8 guests.
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Paradise on Pompano

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Rockport, TX
Tucked away on the Copano Bay side of Rockport in a peaceful neighborhood two containers await your booking. Enjoy easy canal access for kayaking or cruise around on the streets on a bike. Rockport is a short drive away where you will find shopping, great seafood, a sandy beach, and pier fishing. Each container sleeps 1-2 people and has a private bathroom. The kitchen areas each feature a sink, mini fridge, and an electric cooktop. Everything is cozier in a container, whether you are on a romantic getaway or just taking some time to be by yourself to enjoy magnificent sunsets, give tiny living a try for a weekend or a week.
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Padre Island National Seashore

1 site · Lodging100 acres · Corpus Christi, TX
Padre Island National Seashore is a national seashore located on Padre Island off the coast of South Texas. In contrast to South Padre Island, known for its beaches and vacationing college students, PINS is located on North Padre Island and consists of a long beach where nature is preserved.
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The best camping near Goose Island State Park guide

Overview

About

When you feel the gulf breezes, you know you've made it to Goose Island. Nestled near St. Charles and Aransas Bays, this Texas state park is all about the water. We're talking boating, kayaking, fishing, and birdwatching along the coast. The only thing you can't do is swim. (Sorry.)

That said, there's plenty of luck to be had on the 1,620-foot fishing pier. A boat launch and kayak/canoe launch are also available. Remember to bring your own boat! No stay is complete without visiting the main attraction—a 1,000-year-old oak lovingly dubbed The Big Tree. (Don't worry, it's still standing strong in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.)

The campgrounds include 44 bay-front sites and 57 shaded oak sites. Bonus: both camping loops feature restrooms with showers. You can also choose from 25 rustic walk-in sites and a group camping area. Just be sure to check with Texas Parks and Wildlife before you travel. Closures due to hurricane damage are a bummer, but they happen.

Notable campgrounds

  • Bayfront Campsites: Wake up to serene water views at one of the 44 campsites along the bay, complete with water and electricity.
  • Oak Grove Camping: Nestle your tent or RV under the shelter of live oaks in one of the 57 sites offering shade and modern conveniences.
  • Walk-in Tent Sites: For a more rustic experience, choose from 25 walk-in tent sites that let you get even closer to nature.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially if you plan to visit during the busy seasons from Memorial Day to Labor Day, October to Thanksgiving, or January through April.
  • Use the park's online reservation system or call the customer service center to ensure your spot amid the natural beauty.
  • Consider visiting during the weekdays for better availability and a quieter camping experience.
  • Explore nearby camping options if Goose Island State Park reaches capacity, ensuring you don't miss out on the area's allure.

When to go

The best times to visit Goose Island State Park are during the milder seasons, from October to April, when the Texas heat is less intense. Summer months bring higher temperatures and larger crowds. Keep in mind, the wettest months are August through October, which could impact outdoor activities.

Know before you go

  • Check the park's capacity before visiting; reservations are highly recommended to guarantee entry.
  • Remember, fishing from shore or pier in a Texas state park does not require a license, so feel free to cast a line.
  • Stay safe by reading up on alligator safety tips, as these creatures are occasionally spotted in the park.
  • Accessibility is a priority, but some natural areas may be challenging for those with mobility issues.
  • Facilities include restrooms with showers, a fish cleaning station, and a park store for your convenience.

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