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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  • This is a beautiful state park on the water. The only way to get there is to drive through and oil refinery. There was a small ($6) day use fee. The park ranger was extremely helpful and provided maps...  more »
  • My husband rented the cabin on the marsh side of the park for three nights. It is beautiful. We walked the trail that has a boardwalk. My husband took his kayak and explored the paddling trails in the...  more »
  • We spent about 2 hours here. I bit cold and windy but we had the place to oursleves. The 3/4 mile boardwalk is fun. It winds through the marsh with educational signs along the way. We saw many ducks a...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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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