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TPWD News Release — Nov. 15, 2017

Goose Island State Park Boat Ramp Opening Saturday

ROCKPORT— This Saturday, Goose Island State Park will reopen its boat ramp to general public use. The park received significant damage during Harvey and access has been limited during cleanup and while repairs are being made.

Due to extensive damage from Harvey, Goose Island remains otherwise closed to visitors for camping and day use until road repairs are completed and trees weakened in the storm are cleared.

“Goose Island State Park has been a beehive of activity as contractors and staff have worked to clean up downed trees and other damage from Harvey,” said Rick Meyers, state park regional director for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.  “We wanted to make sure the park is safe for everyone before opening the ramp to the public.  The site has a long road to recovery, but we look forward to providing some access for visitors to enjoy the waters of St. Charles and Aransas Bays.”

For more information about the park, visit the park’s webpage on the TPWD website. A map of all park closures is also available online at