Sea Rim Bounces Back from Past Hurricanes

Sea Rim State Park

Paddling where the Gulf meets the marsh: Sea Rim State Park.

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At the far southeast corner of Texas lies a remote and unique coastal park. Sea Rim State Park has 5.2 miles of Gulf shoreline and 4,000 acres of marshlands…and is no stranger to the fury of hurricanes.

Sea Rim has a long history with hurricanes.

Nathan Londenberg is site superintendent at Sea Rim.

Back in the late 80s, we had Hurricane Jerry that came through—and it wiped out Highway 87. Then, we had Hurricane Rita. Hurricane Rita came out and it devastated the park. Then, after Hurricane Rita, the park was just about to reopen, and lo and behold, Hurricane Ike decided to come and visit the park.

Ike completely wiped out the infrastructure at the park in 2008, save for the Gambusia Nature Trail. But it’s not all bad.

It’s a fresh, new leaf. The park has slowly been rebuilding with all brand new facilities and amenities for the public to come and enjoy.

This coastal wonderland is open, and ready for your visit.

We have 15 water and electric campsites. We have camping out on the beach. We have a boardwalk that you can walk out to the beach if you don’t want to drive out. We do have a couple of restrooms, and a cabin that we rent out with the comforts of home with air conditioning. We also have 10 miles of canoes and paddling trails. We do rent out canoes and kayaks at the park as well.

There’s more about Sea Rim SP on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

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

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