Sea Rim State Park

0.75 Mile
Port Arthur
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This display map shows the trail and the surrounding park. (Photo by Lone_Star)
The boardwalk takes you from the dunes out to the gulf shore. (Photo by Lone_Star)
It doesn't get much better than this... (Photo by Lone_Star)
A view of the beach along the gulf coast. (Photo by Lone_Star)
This sign is located at the trailhead. (Photo by Lone_Star)
This low-lying boardwalk takes you right along the surface of the marsh. (Photo by Lone_Star)
I was as surprised to run into this otter as he was to see me. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Whoever built this lengthy boardwalk did a good job. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Many of these educational signs are located along the trail and are very informative. (Photo by Lone_Star)
If this doesn't look like much of a trailhead, you're not alone. I had a hard time finding this "start" to a somewhat informal trail. (Photo by Lone_Star)
The trail is wet and muddy. (Photo by Lone_Star)
This radar (Doppler, I believe) is located in the middle of the wetlands and can be seen from the trail. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Log Entries
Dune Boardwalk
By Lone_Star on 4/11/2014
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 0.50 Mile Duration: 10 minutes

The Dune Boardwalk at Sea Rim State Park is a small, elevated boardwalk that takes you from the dunes out to the gulf shore.  It's not much of a hike, but the view is nice and the sound of the waves is very relaxing.  Once you're out on the beach, you can walk for miles up and down the shore if you want, collecting seashells or just enjoying the locale.

Gambusia Marsh Boardwalk
By Lone_Star on 4/11/2014
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 0.90 Mile Duration: 16 minutes

The Gambusia Boardwalk Trail at Sea Rim State Park is a lollipop-shaped trail over a wooden boardwalk that takes you out over the Gambusia Marsh.  There are a lot of birds to watch and I even saw an otter!  Educational signs about the wildlife and ecosystem are placed strategically along the trail, making this a nice, educational nature trail.

Spoonbill Foot Trail
By Lone_Star on 4/11/2014
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 0.80 Mile Duration: 18 minutes

The Spoonbill Foot Trail at Sea Rim State Park isn't really a trail, but more of a flattened vehicle pathway across a wetland area.  I had difficulty in finding the trailhead as there is no signage at the trailhead.  I knew where it was supposed to be, but I still had to walk around hunting for it.

The trail itself is wet and muddy.  You are, after all, walking across vegetation, not land.  I could not complete the entire trail because half way out it became too wet and mushy, so I turned around and headed back.

I never saw any Spoonbills, either. :(

Great boardwalk to hike on with wonderful wildlife all around to admire. A fav!
By beckyhusband on 5/5/2012
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 1.00 Mile Duration: N/A
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