Cattail Marsh Wetlands & Boardwalk

Cattail Marsh includes 900-acres of scenic wetlands along with a boardwalk that features two covered platforms, providing access to incredible views of the wetlands’ abundant wildlife. Originally constructed in 1993 by the Beaumont Public Utilities Department as the final phase of Beaumont's wastewater treatment system, this natural and innovative process has attracted the interest of environmentalists and wildlife professionals from across the state.

Today, Cattail Marsh is a wildlife refuge for a variety of aquatic mammals and more than 250 species of birds annually, including: pelicans, egrets, roseate spoonbills, ducks, ibis, doves and red-winged blackbirds. More than eight miles of gravel levee roads are found within the Marsh and allow for a variety of recreational activities, including jogging, biking and horseback riding.

 

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Track all the birds you can at Cattail. See the official birding hotspot checklist from ebird.org here.

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Beaumont is on two migratory flyways & hundreds of bird species are spotted around Beaumont annually.

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28 birding and nature trails in a 40-mile radius. Discover the best birding on the Upper Texas Gulf Coast.

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