In the southeast corner of Texas sits a unique coastal park that offers 5.2 miles of shoreline and 4,000 acres of marshlands. The park has plenty of room for outdoor recreation activities and nature to explore. On land, visitors to Sea Rim State Park can camp at one of 15 campsites or in a cabin, hunt (in season), or walk the boardwalk trail that runs through the marshes.
On the water, guests can fish the surf or in the marshes. The park offers a boat ramp, and you do not need a permit to fish from shore in any Texas state park. You can also paddle the trails on the marshes, either the 1.79-mile easy trail or the 9.59-mile advanced trail. You can rent a canoe or kayak from the park office or bring your own.
If you bring your pet with you, always bring plenty of water for both you and your dog. Bring waste bags and always clean up after your pet. Keep your dog on a leash no longer than six feet in length at all times and do not allow your dog to disturb wildlife or become a nuisance to other park visitors. In Texas state parks, pets are permitted in most campgrounds and trails but are not allowed inside any buildings.
Sea Rim State Park is open daily. Admission is $3 per day for adults, but children 12 and under may enter free of charge. Reservations can be made in advance by calling the park office during business hours or through the park’s website.
Alligators do live in the park so use caution on trails and by the water. Do not allow your dog to swim or drink from the water in the marshes. If you are in Southeast Texas, Sea Rim State Park is a beautiful spot to camp or explore the marshy coastline.