Sea Rim State Park, Port Arthur

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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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  • July 25, 2017
    Our goal was to see the ocean. And we got our opportunity to do that. As we drove out to down towards the park it was a nice drive. When we arrived at the park there was a small fee to enter. That a r...  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    We found sea shells!! We were so excited to be finding sea shells we never find cool stuff at other beaches. This is a really cool place. Next time we will bring out tent for sure! You can drive along...  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    Nice, quiet park for RV's and Tents. There is no pier for fishing, but you can wade fish. No bath house here. Not much to do. Expensive for what they have to offer.  more »
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  • July 10, 2017
    Nice State Park. Beach is well kept with not nearly the trash on the beach as surrounding free beach locations. Camping fills up fast but large beach area for primitive camping. Only down side is no generators allowed at night and dogs need to be on a leash. There is fishing and blue crab in sounding marshland waters. These areas have parking and picnic benches. Just have to watch out for the very large gators in the area. Was a little worried for my small dog and did not let him go off exploring on his own. Water is muddier then a few hours down the cost. You do have to drive though oil refiners on the way in but you cant see them from the park. Overall had a great time and this is a defendant option if you are in Houston and dont want to drive all the way down to Padre for primitive beach camping.
  • June 27, 2017
    Parked our RV here for the perfect little beach trip. Beach was private and very clean. Rv w/ hooks up literally less than 400 yards away from the beach. Fell asleep to the sound of the waves. The only downside is there is no black or gray water dumping and no public showers on site. Dump site was very close though. 5 stars and would highly recommend!!
  • May 2, 2017
    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.
  • June 25, 2017
    Clean beach for a Texas beach. Great staff! There are two vault toilets and one shower on the boardwalk to the beach. Great place to fish in beach, swim, crab, & birdwatch. Great place!
  • June 15, 2017
    DOG FRIENDLY!! That itself deserves 5 stars! Clean restrooms, clean beach, patrol is driving around constantly, and the board walk is BEAUTIFUL!!

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