If you are into birding, fishing, crabbing, or oystering then Goose Island State Park may quickly become your favorite Park. The Park has over 300 recorded species of birds and even has a bird watching area with bench seats. For fishing, you can't beat fishing from your waterfront site or anywhere along the 1620 foot lighted fishing pier. The boat ramp is well protected and there is a fish cleaning station at the end of the ramp. You can fish for speckled trout, redfish, drum, flounder, and sheephead. The area is also good for crabbing and oystering.
We enjoyed biking the short (.66 miles), level, and crushed oyster shell walking/biking path. It's through the trees and along the trail are a number of plaques explaining the local fauna and vegetation.
We also like to explore Rockport and Fulton - both areas have some good restaurants, some small shops, a few attractions, and some fun nightlife. Take your bikes into town and explore Rockport by bike. Biking through Key Allegro is fun - huge beautiful homes on the water and channels plus an excellent restaurant and deck overlooking the marina. For lunch, bike over to Moon Dogs and sit outside and watch boats - good fish sandwich! If you like golf, it is well worth the time it takes to cross the ferry to Port Aransas and play Newport Dunes - a fantastic links course in excellent condition. Click here to read our review of Newport Dunes Golf Course.
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