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Sea Rim State Park, Port Arthur

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State Park
Sea Rim State Park is a 4141acre state park in southeast Texas. The park is located on the Gulf of Mexico in southern Jefferson County, south of Port Arthur and just west of Sabine Pass. The park was closed for several years due to extensive damage from Hurricanes Rita (2005) and Ike (2008). The park has recently re-opened but currently has limited resources.DescriptionThe D. Roy Harrington Beach unit is the coastal portion of the park, offering beach access between the Gulf of Mexico and the mainland marshes. Swimming in the marshes is not permitted due to the presence of alligators.The Marshlands unit is located in the inland marshes of southern Jefferson County, and is only accessible by boat. The park does rent canoes and kayaks so that these areas of the park may be explored by visitors. Many species of migratory birds stop in or pass through the park, and the Marshlands unit provides observation blinds for bird watchers.Three nearby national wildlife refuges on the Texas coast - Brazoria N.W.R., San Bernard and Big Boggy - form a vital complex of coastal wetlands harboring more than 300 bird species.HistoryThe park land was purchased from the Planet Oil and Mineral Corporation and Horizon Sales Corporation in 1972, and opened in 1977.
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  • We absolutely loved our visit to Sea Rim SP last month. The park is very small with only 13 camp sites. We had made our reservation over a month before, and the campground was completely full all week...  more »
  • Great fishing trip for my grand son. I caught a sting ray over tree ft in with and about foot and half thick, she was full of pups, put her back to the water. My grandson had lot of fun catching crabs...  more »
  • We visited over Easter weekend from Katy. It was just over a two hour drive to get there. It's a very small, simple park with only 15 sites. We parked our RV there. There's electricity and water but n...  more »
  • Absolutely one of my favorite places. Fishing, Crabbing or nature walks. So beautiful and a great way to spend the day. Bring plenty of sun block during the day and bug spray if you stay late. Either way this place won't disappoint.
  • DOG FRIENDLY!! That itself deserves 5 stars! Clean restrooms, clean beach, patrol is driving around constantly, and the board walk is BEAUTIFUL!!
  • Sea Rim State Park offers plenty for visitors--located on the Gulf Coast west of Sabine Pass, TX, the park offers beaches for exploring, riding, bird watching (the spring migration is the best time), swimming, and more. Away from the beaches, the park offers walkways through the estuaries for watching birds and other wildlife. The park is a great place for picnicking, camping (there has been a big demand for their spots for campers, so make reservations-- you can also do primitive on the beach.), fishing, boating, kayaking and canoeing. We went on a cool day just before New Year's Eve and presumed we wouldn't see much in the way of birding because of the cool winds off the Gulf. As the pictures show, we found a plethora of birds to keep our cameras happy.
  • I've been to better beaches that have been cleaner. You can see 4 or more oil rigs. Just not my favorite.
  • Nice beach side park, but after dark the mosquitos are terrible!!! We usually stay there during the day and then leave at sunset. The wooden walkway is nice. Never saw any alligators, but the signs say they are there. Very nice and quiet. In the cooler months the sun sets over the water.