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Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site

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Address: 108 Park Road 6, Goliad, TX 77963-3206
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Great piece of Texas history

Beautiful place to picnic. The fort is a quick visit but very interesting. Don't forget to go down the street to seethe church, Fannin and Colleto creek

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful place to picnic. The fort is a quick visit but very interesting. Don't forget to go down the street to seethe church, Fannin and Colleto creek

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Brazoria, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Took a run through the park and really enjoyed the trails. The San Antonio river is beautiful! The mission is also a must see.

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Port Aransas, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much history so much to see for the families cost to get in is great the do have benches under the trees to admire it all

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While camping at the Coleto Creek Park and Reservoir, we took a side trip to the Mission Espiritu Santo and the Presidio La Bahia. If you visit, touring the church and the small museum adjacent to it are a must. We very much enjoyed our visit, and the rangers were very knowledgeable and friendly. We drove around the park and... More 

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Portland, Texas
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I had a lengthy review prepared but I'm going to cut it down to the "Cliffs notes". I've been to numerous State parks and as a camping park this one is lacking, although with proper management I think it could improve in this regard. For starters, a majority of the park is overgrown with invasive weeds. There are trails cut... More 

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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This park is pleasant and well run. The mission on grounds and walking-distance access to Presidio la Bahia and the Fannin Monument (via a bike path out of the park) make this a perfect destination for anyone with an interest in Texas history. The front gate is about a five minute drive to the historic square around the Goliad Courthouse... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

We visited in March during a little cold spell, so we really weren't there for the park as much as we were for the chapel. It is in great condition and is completely open to be explored. There is a little museum inside to tell you its history too. It was a neat experience.

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Beaumont, Texas
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We camped here for two nights over spring break. This is a great state park with lots to do in the area. The park rangers were nice and informative and we even did a guided tour of the mission hosted by a knowledgeable volunteer. The hiking trails were great and the campsites nice but we would have preferred a little... More 

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Vidor, Texas
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

If you enjoy trails, bring your bike and get ready to ride the park. Make sure you go down by the Cardinal bird blind and under the main road, turn right and go to see the Fannin burial site. It's uphill for a while, but coming down is a blast. The church onsite comes with your entrance fee. The old... More 

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Crockett, TX, United States
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Both the park ranger we spoke with and the volunteer guides were informative and took their time with us answering our questions and making suggestions of what else to see. The mission exhibits do a good job of showing what life must have been like for the priests and native Americans that lived here. Some of the tension between those... More 

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