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Neches River Rally

When:
Saturday, September 8, 2018, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Where:
Contact:
Fran Wilcox
Category:
Trips
Registration is required

Neches River Rally 2018

    September 8, 2018

    5th 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."












    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, 20
    PARTICIPANTS 13 YEARS & OLDER - $30 (AFTER AUG. 20 - $40)
    PARTICIPANTS 12 YEARS & YOUNGER - $10 (AFTER AUG. 20 -$15)
    ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd

    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, 20
    PARTICIPANTS 13 YEARS & OLDER - $30 (AFTER AUG. 20 - $40)
    PARTICIPANTS 12 YEARS & YOUNGER - $10 (AFTER AUG. 20 -$15)
    ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd
    Online registration Deadline is Monday, September 3 rd 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)