Outdoors in Beaumont

With dense forests, sandy beaches and shallow wetlands, Southeast Texas is overflowing with outdoor recreation. Enjoy local botanical gardens and city parks or find adventure in the many hiking & biking locales that abound in Southeast Texas, such as the Big Thicket National Preserve.

Beaumont is also surrounded by the Neches River, Sabine Lake, the Gulf of Mexico and many other bodies of water making the city idea for paddling, boating and fishing. This also makes us a bird watching paradise with hundreds of indigenous species and others migrating in for a season along our two migratory flyways, the Central and the Mississippi. If you're in town for bird watching, be sure to put Cattail Marsh Scenic Wetlands on your list.

With the largest alligator population in Texas, we have swamps & gators covered too. Here in Beaumont, you can hold a live alligator, enjoy swamp tours and see the famous Big Tex, a 14-foot alligator who makes his home at Gator Country.

Beaumont Trail Maps

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


Access Beaumont's many bodies of water and learn why paddling is a favorite among the locals.


Discover Beaumont's bike trails, from family routes to those for advanced riders.


The City of Beaumont has an extensive system of city parks for locals and visitors alike.

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Looking to break a sweat? Check out our running maps to explore Beaumont's top running spots.


Explore the Big Thicket National Preserve for hiking, camping, paddling and more.