The Big Thicket Association (BTA) will host the 3rd Annual Neches River Rally on Saturday, September 10 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

3rd Annual Neches River Rally
September 10, 2016
LNVA Saltwater Barrier
6790 Bigner Road
Beaumont, TX 77701
Launch Site Opens: 7:30 a.m. 

Entry Fees:

$45, single paddlers
$60, double paddlers
*Entry fee includes: lunch, event t-shirt, goodies & local entertainment. Please note, entry fee does NOT include canoe or kayak rental & prior arrangements must be made.

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.