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Sea Rim State Park Continues its Legacy as an Epic Texas Gulf Coast Attraction

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Sea Rim State Park lies at the far southeast corner of Texas, remote, expansive, and unique. With just over five miles of shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico, the park features 4,000 acres of marshlands, a boardwalk along its beautiful dunes, a six-person rental cabin, beach camping, and so much more to offer.

Sea Rim State Park Continues Its Legacy as an Epic Texas Gulf Coast Attraction

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Celebrating its grand reopening in 2014, Sea Rim State Park had previously suffered at the mercy of Hurricanes Ike and Rita, which struck it hard in 2005 and 2008, respectively. The storms had caused wide-ranging damage to the park’s infrastructure, forcing its closure for years, followed by a soft reopening in 2009 with limited services. After a $4.5 million redevelopment project, and years of natural recovery from the hurricane damage, Sea Rim State Park is now going into its third year of full operation and the future looks promising.

Sea Rim State Park Continues Its Legacy as an Epic Texas Gulf Coast Attraction

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Located south of Port Arthur, Texas, features include a day-use area with picnic tables and shelters, great fishing, kayaking and canoeing, and facilities that make a day at the park an enjoyable experience. Originally opened in 1977, Sea Rim State Park offers visitors the chance to view Texas coastal wildlife up close, including various fish species, ducks, turtles, frogs, and the American alligator, for which the park posts safety tips on the off chance a visitor should see one in or about the park’s marshlands. With all that beautiful beachfront, over 16 miles of Texas paddling trails, primitive and full-service campsites, as well as seasonal public waterfowl hunting, Sea Rim State Park has broadened its horizons and looks to welcome visitors in a strong spring and summer season.