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Parks: Sea Rim — Better than Before

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Air boat at Sea Rim

Air boat at Sea Rim

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Hurricane Rita in 2005 and Ike in 2008 destroyed Sea Rim State Park in Sabine Pass.

06— You can kill the facilities, but what you can’t kill is the park, itself. Because the park, itself, is memories.

Ben Herman is Sea Rim’s superintendent. After years of planning and hard work, Sea Rim had a grand reopening June 20; it’s fully functional now, and ready for visitation.

08— That is something that is a proud moment for us, a true legacy for us as a park staff, because we get to have people come build those memories again.

Staff used lessons learned from the hurricanes – in conjunction with Dade County Florida Building Standards, which is ground zero for many Atlantic-spawned mega-storms – to guide their rebuilding efforts.

15— So, everything we put out here is built on Dade County standards and is able to withstand pretty severe weather. Of course, you know, Mother Nature is always going to have the upper hand on us, but we’re very confident that it will be able to stand up to most everything that’s thrown at us out here.

Sea Rim State Park offers RV and primitive beach camping, fishing, paddling trails, wildlife viewing. Oh, and don’t forget the breathtaking sunrises and sunsets.

13— We have from horizon to horizon sunsets and sunrises. And, man, they are beautiful – they light up the entire sky. And you can see them out here like you can’t see them any other place because there’s nothing to block them.

Make camping reservations online at the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife, I’m Cecilia Nasti.