|Welcome to Rockport, Texas|
|Boats along Rockport Harbor|
|Sculpture from sculpture garden outside of Rockport's Center for Arts|
Just a 20 minutes drive north of Rockport lies Goose Island State Park. Goose Island offers camping, fishing and birding along St. Charles and Aransas bays, north of Corpus Christi. Occasionally, you will see alligators in the park but its most famous residents are endangered whooping cranes that spend winter across St. Charles Bay at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Along the edge of the park you'll find the Big Tree, which has been standing sentinel on the coast for more than 1,000 years. In 1969, it was named the State Champion Coastal Live Oak.