Turk’s Cap Loop

Rockport, Texas

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What makes this hike special are the trees—big, gnarled-limbed live oak trees that line the path, their tenuous fingers stretching out over the trail, creating an eerie yet beautiful canopy. In the underbrush warblers and hummingbirds flitter about their business while cottontail rabbits hop alongside. There are two pieces to Goose Island State Park. One piece, the main park itself, is on the tip of the Lamar Peninsula that separates Copano and St. Charles Bay, and the other, smaller piece is on the short, narrow island that is just south of the peninsula called Goose Island.
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Hiking the Gulf Coast

by Joe Cuhaj (Falcon Guides)

What makes this hike special are the trees—big, gnarled-limbed live oak trees that line the path, their tenuous fingers stretching out over the trail, creating an eerie yet beautiful canopy. In the underbrush warblers and hummingbirds flitter about their business while cottontail rabbits hop alongside.

There are two pieces to Goose Island State Park. One piece, the main park itself, is on the tip of the Lamar Peninsula that separates Copano and St. Charles Bay, and the other, smaller piece is on the short, narrow island that is just south of the peninsula called Goose Island.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Rockport
Distance: 1.3
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Goose Island State Park, 202 S. Palmetto St., Rockport, TX 78382; (361) 729-2858; tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/goose-island
Local Maps: USGS Beeville, TX; maps available at entrance station
Driving Directions: Directions to Turk’s Cap Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

1/12/2018
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Harvey severely damaged many Live Oaks. The birds are slowly returning. The trail was finally cleared the entire length last week. Date for Park opening gets moved further out due to updating camp sites with new water plumbing.



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Apr 2018