Goliad State Park

State: Texas

Address 1: 108 Park Rd 6

City: Goliad

Zip: 77963

Phone: 361-645-3405

Open all Year: Yes

Number of Sites: 63

Electric Water: 24

Full Hook: 20

Camp URL: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/goliad_and_mission_espiritu_santo/

Full Hook: Yes

About: Activities include camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing, boating (no ramps provided for river access), swimming (a junior olympic swimming pool, operated by the City of Goliad is across from the park), nature study, and historical study. The park is a take-out point for the Goliad Paddling Trail.

Facilities include a museum; the reconstructed, refurnished replica of Mission Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zúñiga; a workshop; an interpretive center; screened shelters; campsites with water and electricity in a Group Trailer Area; tent campsites with water along the river, campsites with water, electricity, and sewer; (Special rates are available on all campsites); a trailer dump station; a junior olympic swimming pool (operated by the City of Goliad); picnic sites; a group picnic area with tables; a group picnic area with barbecue facilities; a group dining hall (capacity 80); an Amphitheater; restrooms with and without showers; a nature trail .3 mile long; and a river trail of 1.5 miles. The park is a take-out point for the Goliad Paddling Trail.

A nature trail heads from the mission buildings and picnic grounds and traverses typical south Texas brushland or chaparral. The brushland contrasts sharply with the luxuriant gallery woodlands of the San Antonio River floodplain. Birdlife along the trail is especially varied, due to proximity of diverse habitats and to the mild regional climate. There is a designated wildlife viewing area.