Neches River Rally 2024


NRF at Big Thicket


Registration for the 11th Annual Neches River Rally will open in early March. This year’s route will take paddlers through the Big Thicket National Preserve via the 4-mile Cooks Lake to Scatterman Paddling Trail. This is a rain or shine event.

Paddlers will experience the open waters of the Neches River and the bald cypress/water tupelo swamp. Wading birds, songbirds and turtles are common wildlife observed in these backwaters.

Canoes and kayaks (no paddleboards) will launch and return to the LNVA Saltwater Barrier location in Beaumont. Bring your personal boat or reserve a boat before April 26 with Big Thicket Outfitters (409) 786-1884.

Each adult registered participant will receive a complimentary Big Thicket Association 2024 membership.

Registrants also receive a free hamburger/chips/ and drink for lunch, and goodie bag.

The Big Thicket Association thanks our generous sponsors and donors of goods and service for supporting this event!