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Neches River Rally

Saturday, September 7, 2019, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Salt Water barrier
5790 Bigner Road
Beaumont , TX  
Registration is required

Neches River Rally 2019

September 7, 2019


Cooks Lake Paddling Trail

The 4.0 mile Cooks Lake Paddling Trail provides families and friends with a great opportunity to experience the biological diversity of the Big Thicket National Preserve. This seemingly short trail can actually become an all-day adventure as Cooks Lake and Scatterman Lake are fun to explore. Paddlers will experience beautiful cypress and tupelo forests that w ill make them feel like early explorers without actually paddling too far from civilization. This looped style trail eliminates shuttling issues since there is only one access point.

Along with your registration, each adult particpant will receive a complimentary non-voting membership for the year 2019-2020 and a beautiful BTA luggage tag.


For further information, contact: Bruce Walker at

"We thank our corporate sponsors for their generous donations which will make The Neches River Rally a huge success."


  • Family Friendly
  • Life Preservers Mandatory
  • Launch at Set Times, starting at 8 AM
  • Rain or Shine
  • No Refunds


NOTE: New this year, registration will be required for each person.

Registration DOES NOT include boat rentals. For boat rentals call Big Thicket Outfitters 409-786-1884.

Early Bird Registration ends Monday, August, 19

Entry Fees:

  • Participants 13 YEARS & OLDER - $35 (AFTER AUG. 19 - $45)
  • Participants 12 YEARS & YOUNGER - $10 (AFTER AUG. 19 - $15)

ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd in order to allow time for our volunteers to process your applications and prepare your "goodie" bags.

Getting There

One access site:

Salt Water Barrier

5790 Bigner Rd

Beaumont, TX 77703

Distance from Nearest Major Cities:

  • Houston - 88 Miles
  • How can I register for this event? Print the registration form on our FB page (or our web-site… fill it out, and mail it in with your payment to NRR Big Thicket Association – 700 North Street, Suite 79, Beaumont, TX 77701 or go to our web-site at and register on-line.   
If you would like to have mileage paddling credits for Houston Canoe Club (and you are a member), please contact Fran Wilcox to coordinate your attendance.  You can reach Fran at