Sea Rim State Park
Texas Parks and Wildlife was provided $2 million for the recovery of Sea Rim State Park by the 81st Legislature. With these funds, the department has developed a master plan to restore the park in a two phase process. The first phase will include construction of some park facilities over the next two years. In the interim, we have opened the park on a limited basis: Day Use and primitive camping (no electricity available). A permit is required to utilize the park.
If you are planning on visiting the park, please consider the following information:
- Park fees are collected through a Self Pay system. Please plan ahead and bring the correct change as no change is available on site.
- Only a few facilities currently exist at the park (i.e.: portable toilets, outside rinse off showers, potable water, trash receptacles, and self pay check in stations).
- Come prepared to be self-sufficient
- State Park Rules and Regulations are being enforced by State Park Police Officers.
- If you have an emergency, call 911
Hunters: Sea Rim State Park is allowing hunting on the Marsh Unit in conjunction with the JD Murhpree Wildlife Management Area Hunts. All Hunters must check in at the JD Murphree WMA check station before entering the park.
Things to Do
Activities include camping, wildlife observation, birding, beach combing, walking the Gambusia Nature Trail (a boardwalk through the marsh), canoeing, kayaking, beach swimming, fishing and public waterfowl hunting (in season). The park includes 5 miles of open beach.
Nearby attractions include Sabine Pass Battleground State Historic Site, Village Creek State Park, McFadden National Wildlife Refuge, Pleasure Island, Sabine Woods, Big Thicket National Preserve, and the J. D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area. A wide variety of festivals are held throughout the year in the cities of Port Arthur, Nederland, Groves and Port Neches. Early Arcadian homes and turn-of-the-century villas, museums, historic sites and oriental gardens offer tours for visitors.