The culinary landscape of Beaumont is packed with bold taste. From the spice of Tex-Mex dishes to the flavor of slow-cooked Texas BBQ to the zest of Cajun cooking, the local cuisine is a food lover's treat. more »
Greet a Gator
From national wildlife refuges & state parks to a commercial sanctuary, alligators are a celebrity attraction.
Swamps & Gators
You want swamps and gators? We've got plenty! Southeast Texas is home to the largest alligator population in Texas. And Beaumont's Gator Country Adventure Park is the place to visit to get to know all about scaly reptiles - and even hold a baby gator. The park is home to over 350 gators but the headliner of this popular family attraction is Big Al, the largest gator in captivity in Texas - and that's a fact certified by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Big Al is over 70 years old, more than 13 feet long and weighs roughly 1,000 pounds.
Cattail Marsh includes 900-acres of wetlands and offers a variety of recreational activities with more than eight miles of gravel levee roads for jogging, hiking, biking, horseback riding, bird watching and wildlife photography. Alligators are regularly spotted sunbathing along the banks of Hillebrandt Bayou and Willow Marsh Bayou.
The Neches River is often called "the last wild river" in East Texas because of the diverse ecosystems that include bottomland forests, pine trees and an abundance of wildlife, including alligators. A leisurely way to enjoy this natural gem is aboard the Ivory Bill, an open-air pontoon boat operated by the Big Thicket Association. Neches River Adventures boat tours depart from the dock at Beaumont's Riverfront Park.
Just a short drive from Beaumont, you'll find McFaddin and Texas Point Wildlife Refuges where you can explore bayous and trails along one of the largest remaining freshwater marshes on the Texas coast - and home to plenty of alligators.
21559 FM 365
Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone: (409) 794-9453
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Gator Country is an alligator theme park where guests can see the lifespan of an alligator and get up close and personal with nature’s wild. With hands on activities like holding the baby gators to ...more
701 Main Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: (409) 651-5326
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Enjoy a leisurely trip on the ecologically diverse Neches River. The Neches has been called "The Last Wild River" in east Texas. Relax in a comfortable, open boat while a guide showcases this ...more
10 Parks & Wildlife Dr.
Port Arthur, TX 77640
Phone: (409) 736-2551
The J. D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area is a 24,250 acre tract of fresh, intermediate and brackish water within the prairie-marsh zone along the upper coast of Texas. These wetlands are part of ...more
The McFaddin and Texas Point National Wildlife Refuges, located on the upper Texas Coast, supply important feeding and resting habitat for migrating populations of waterfowl. The 55,000 acre McFaddin ...more
4208 Hwy 327 West
Phone: (409) 781-5071
The 5,654-acre Roy E. Larsen Sandyland Sanctuary harbors a variety of plant communities, including one of the last remaining longleaf pine communities in Texas. A rare combination of swamp, open-floor ...more
5550 Eastex Fwy
Beaumont, TX 77708
Phone: (409) 892-8666
Buy a license or permit. Get information on: Seasons Dates, Regulations, Seasons by County, Public Hunting, Hunter Education, Big Time Texas Hunts, Wildlife Management Areas and more. Hours: Monday ...more