Wake up to wading shorebirds pecking for fish right outside your tent -- this is bayfront living at it’s best. The majority of these 44 “premium” sites afford views of Aransas Bay and come equipped with shaded shelters, grills, picnic tables, and water and electric hookups. Try to avoid sites 16 through 24; they’re actually located across the road from the waterfront, instead of right on the bay.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
44 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Goose Island State Park’s boat launch makes getting out on the beautiful St. Charles Bay easy. Whether you’re fishing, searchin...Read more


A 1,620-foot long fishing pier, boat launch, and fish cleaning station make Goose Island State Park an ideal fishing destinatio...Read more


The Turks Cap Trail is a .66 mile path that meanders through the park’s flatlands, and is a great way to see the park’s non-aqu...Read more


The park’s kayak and canoe launch makes it easy to explore the Aransas and St. Charles Bays. Since the St. Charles Bay is shelt...Read more

Wildlife watching

Whether you’re wandering through the mainland, the island, or have found yourself in the middle of the bay, you’ll quickly noti...Read more


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Hipcamper Mark
Mark W.
recommends this listing.
October 16th, 2018

Fishing, fishing, and more fishing. This place is right on the water. spots literally 30 feet from the bay

Hipcamper Kirbi
Kirbi B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 5th, 2016

We enjoyed camping here... although we came in August and it was HOT. Would definitely not recommend tent camping in the dead of Texas summer. :) These sites don't have beach access, although you can visit the beach by driving a short 5-10 minutes. The sites are great and you can feel the breeze off the water which is a nice reprieve from the heat. Rockport is a great town!

Hipcamper Richard F.
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August 26th, 2018
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August 23rd, 2018
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April 22nd, 2018
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May 24th, 2017
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February 3rd, 2017
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January 7th, 2017
Hipcamper Kirbi B.
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December 5th, 2016
Goose Island State Park
United States
Phone Number
(361) 729-2858
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28.127° N, 96.986° W
Tent / RV / Trailer: 44 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)