Neches River Rally set for September 12th

Published 9:42 am Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Special to The Leader

The Big Thicket Association will host the 2nd Annual Neches River Rally Saturday, September 12tt at the LNVA Saltwater Barrier boat launch on Bigner Road in Beaumont, Texas. Entry fees start at $45 for single paddlers and include lunch, official event T-shirt, goodies and local entertainment. The launch site opens at 7:30am for the 8:00am launch. There are five launch times from which to choose. All paddlers should be off the water by 2pm.


This canoe and kayak rally takes paddlers on one of the most popular paddling trails in Southeast Texas – The Cooks Lake to Scatterman trail is designated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as an Official Texas Paddling Trail. Both private and rental canoes and kayaks are allowed. However rental pre-arrangements with outfitters must be made prior to event date. There will be no onsite rental availability day of event.


The Neches River Rally, 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.  The Neches River Rally appreciates the generous support of its partners: Bernsen Law Firm, Lower Neches Valley Authority, ExxonMobil, JK Subaru, Port of Beaumont, TOTAL, WestRock, Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau, and members of Big Thicket Association.


For more information or to register for the Neches River Rally, log-on to, or call the Neches River Rally office at 409-790-5399, or follow us on Facebook at Neches River Rally.