The Big Thicket Association (BTA) will host the  Annual Neches River Rally on Saturday, September 7 at the LNVA Saltwater Barrier boat launch on Bigner Road in Beaumont, Texas. Come enjoy this very unique paddling experience and help us celebrate the National Parks Centennial in the Big Thicket National Preserve.   

Event Details

Neches River Rally
September 7, 2019
LNVA Saltwater Barrier
5790 Bigner Road
Beaumont, TX 77703
Launch Site Opens: 7:30 a.m. 

Entry Fees:

$35: 13 years and older ($45 after August 19, 2019)
$10, 12 years and younger ($15 after August 19, 2019)

Online registration deadline is Monday, September 2nd, 2019 in order to allow time for our volunteers to process your applications and prepare your "goodie" bags.

This canoe and kayak rally takes paddlers on one of the most popular paddling trails in Southeast Texas. The Cooks Lake to Scatterman Paddling Trail is designated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as an Official Texas Paddling Trail. It follows Pine Island Bayou, Cooks Lake, Scatterman Lake, and the Neches River. The trail features the famous Madonna Tree with a paddle through a cypress-tupelo-fern forest in the Big Thicket National Preserve. This unique looped style trail eliminates shuttling issues since there is only one access point in and out of the river.

The Neches River Rally is a family-friendly event. Entry fees and sponsorships help support the Big Thicket Association’s mission of promoting conservation, environmental education classes, and scientific research in the Big Thicket National Preserve.

Click here for more information or to register for the Neches River Rally.