It’s time to get back on the river! Join us for the 5th Annual Neches River Rally. Enjoy a day on the water as you launch from Collier’s Ferry and explore the Lake Bayou Paddling Trail. Lunch will be provided after the event. Bring your own equipment, kayak or canoe rental is not included in your registration. If you need a rental contact, "Big Thicket Outfitters" at 409-786-1884.
The Collier’s Ferry to Lake Bayou Paddling Trail is an “out-and-back” paddling trail. It is approximately 7 miles long. Paddlers float a short distance down the Neches to Lake Bayou and into the Big Thicket National Preserve. This trail provides a great opportunity for paddlers to experience wildlife and ecology. Paddlers would have the option to dock their boats on some parts of the trail and walk on the banks. Collier’s Ferry to Lake Bayou has been proposed to be an official Texas Paddling Trail with Texas Parks & Wildlife.