Sea Rim State Park, Port Arthur
Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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.Arrange to visit Sea Rim State Park and other attractions in Port Arthur using our Port Arthur holiday planner.
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When we had visited previously (5 years ago), the park was pretty much in ruins from the last Hurricane that had gone through. When they rebuilt the rebuilt the infra structure, it was made wheelchair... read more »
Wir haben auf dem RV Park übernachtet, der sich direkt dort befand und haben am Abend einen Spaziergang gemacht. Es war sehr schön!We have stayed at the RV Park, stood right there and have taken a walk in the evening. It was very nice!show original
Sitio ubicado cerca de sabine, cerca de port arthur, combinación de laguna, playa, refugio animal, bajo protección como parque nacional, la playa tiene asceso al mar, en el día de hoy vi hasta vehícul... read more »Site located near sabine, near port arthur, combination of laguna Beach animal shelter, under protection as a National Park, the beach has asceso to the sea, today I saw up to small cars, has camping tent or motorhome, with all the services of this last. Public baths, paid for the entrance, a small contribution, there is constant security, not allowed drinks in containers of glass, nor alcohol, pets, the warm water allowed. Dark colour characteristic of the waters of the Gulf of mexico, within the Park can buy ice. It is very close to sales of comestibles.se can pecnortar, kayak, fishing area, and are of travel between everglades walk...show original
We loved this place. For a few bucks, you're able to drive your car right onto the beach and camp there! There aren't many places where one can say that! We wanted to get away from Dallas and simply hang out on the beach all day, far from the things of man. Galveston was a thought, but it's too developed, full of shops and concrete. This place is still completely wild! In fact, the beaches are chock full of driftwood - sometimes so much so that you can't see the sand. That would be a deal breaker for some folks, but we were just there to enjoy the wildness. (And the beach is a bit more maintained at the little stretch closest to the entrance - where vehicles are prohibited.) The walking trail was fun, and there's an interesting pier. A popular place with birders. Visit!
If you like nature and the beach this is a beautiful place to visit. My children loved but of course take into account that if very primitive and natural spot. You can find basic services but bring a lot of sunscreen and bug repellent
Best thing about this Park is that it is so remote, at the dead end of Hwy 87, that it's not very occupied with campers and there's miles of beach one can drive on. It's sparse. No trees. Lots of ticks and flies and OMG Mosquito Heaven. Some of the TPWD Game Wardens here really take their Jobs way too seriously. My first and possibly last visit.
It's beautiful but one is not getting what you pay for. We were excited to visit on 4th July and we were surprised by the sparse crowds. We also were excited to walk the elevated wooden nature path through the swamp. However over half of the wooden path was closed with no warning given at the gate when you pay your fee or at the trail head. Since this is a state Park, looks like TX is funneling your tax dollars and user fees elsewhere. Definitely worth a visit but if your expecting a long walk through the lagoon/swamp call ahead to see if they've repaired the path.
I liked the beach area, it took me a while to find a rinse off area at first I though it didn't have one. The beach is close to looking like Galveston or Bolivar when I went in June. I would go back just to camp on the beach for a day as I'm used to tent camping in the woods or around lakes. I wish to go back and do some surf fishing as well. I lived in the texas gulf coast for 26 years and didn't know th is beauty even existed...i don't think I will be back to Galveston as this is a nicer drive and it is cheaper.
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