Goose Island State Park Partially Reopens Jan. 1 After Harvey

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AUSTIN— Four months after Harvey struck the coast of Texas, Goose Island State Park will reopen part of the site to day use visitors. On Jan. 1, a portion of the island will be available for park goers to recreate and enjoy in the new year.

“Park staff and volunteers have been working tirelessly with contractors to clean up and repair the park so we can welcome visitors back to the island,” said Robbie Merritt, superintendent of Goose Island State Park.

Gates will open at 8 a.m. and close at 10:00 PM daily. Visitors will have access to the boat ramp, day use picnic area and the west end of the island to fish, picnic and birdwatch.

The park will also be hosting two guided First Day Hike programs at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to celebrate the reopening of the park.

The east end of the island, the fishing pier and the wooded camping areas will remain closed until repairs are completed. All overnight camping at the park also remains closed until further notice.

For reopening statuses of all parks impacted by Harvey, visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website.