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Neches River Rally - September 9th, 2017
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This paddle is sponsored by the Big Thicket Association.  This year it is an out and back paddle (Collier's Ferry to Lake Bayou) on the proposed Texas Paddling Trail with Texas Parks and Wildlife.  It's 7 miles and a very relaxed, fun paddle. For more information and to register, check out http://www.bigthicket.org/events/neches-river-rally/NRR-registration/

Neches River Rally 2017

September 9, 2017

4th Annual BTA NECHES RIVER RALLY

 

 Contact:  Bruce Walker at Director@Bigthicket.org

REGISTER NOW

(Registration does not include boat rental)

"We thank our corporate sponsors for their generous donations which

will make The Neches River Rally a huge success."

Mobil Oil Credit Union - White Background


Candlewood Suites is the host hotel for the Neches River Rally. They are offering an incredible discount rate of $80 for a queen and $109 for a 1 bedroom suite. Call Candlewood Suites at 409-840-9119 mention Neches River Rally for discount. Register on line by clicking the link and use the code NRR




For Hotel Reservations, click here 


FAQ's

Highlights:

  • Family Friendly
  • Life Preservers Mandatory
  • Launch at Set Times
  • Rain or Shine
  • No Refunds


The Collier’s Ferry to Lake Bayou Paddling Trail is an “out-and-back” paddling trail. It is approximately 7 miles long. Paddlers float a short distance down the Neches to Lake Bayou and into the Big Thicket National Preserve. This trail provides a great opportunity for paddlers to experience wildlife and ecology. Paddlers would have the option to dock their boats on some parts of the trail and walk on the banks.  Collier’s Ferry to Lake Bayou has been proposed  to be an official Texas Paddling Trail with Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Collier’s Ferry was the main crossing on Old Jasper Road and alternate crossing on Opelousas Trail from Liberty through Beaumont to Louisiana. Used as early as 1750, route followed Indian traces and was the “highway” for explorer-settlers, priests, soldiers, trades from Spain, France, and Anglo-America. The ferry's most important use was as a cattle crossing on famous Opelousas Trail from 1820s to 1900. Herds came this way to bypass the streets of Beaumont. Although others ran it during 1831-1950 career, the ferry crossing took its name from the John Collier family who operated it for 50 years.

(New this year, registration will be required for each person)

REGISTER NOW

(Registration does not include boat rental)

Early Bird Registration ends Monday, August, 21
PARTICIPANTS 13 YEARS & OLDER - $30 (AFTER AUG. 21 - $40)
PARTICIPANTS 12 YEARS & YOUNGER - $10 (AFTER AUG. 21 -$15)
ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH

Getting There

One access site:

Collier’s Ferry Park
5390 Pine Street
Beaumont, TX 77703

 
Distance from Nearest Major Cities:
Huntsville – 111 miles
Bryan/College Station – 188 miles
Waco – 241 miles
Austin – 253 miles
Dallas – 281 miles
San Antonio – 285 miles
Fort Worth – 303 mile

Early Bird Registration ends Monday, August, 21
PARTICIPANTS 13 YEARS & OLDER - $30 (AFTER AUG. 21 - $40)
PARTICIPANTS 12 YEARS & YOUNGER - $10 (AFTER AUG. 21 -$15)
ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH

Online registration Deadline is Monday, September 4th in order to allow time for our volunteers to process your applications and prepare your "goodie" bags.

(New this year, registration will be required for each person)

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Rally. If you have questions regarding the Rally or need to change a registration already submitted, please send us an e-mail or call the Neches River Rally office at 409-790-5399.

REGISTER NOW

(Registration does not include boat rental)




 
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