Enjoy Year-Round Fun at Sea Rim State Park

Try to spot the otters when you explore Sea Rim State Park.

Nestled on the upper Texas coast, Sea Rim State Park covers 4,141 acres of remote coastal land. Paleo-Indians were the earliest known people in the area. They left approximately 4,000 to 3,000 years ago as glaciers melted and sea levels rose. At times, park visitors may discover artifacts such as fossils and projectile points that washed up on the beach. Even better, it’s just a close enough destination for a fun road trip away from Marquette at Piney Point Apartments.

Along with searching for fossils, park visitors can also enjoy:

Gambusia Marsh Boardwalk

The Gambusia Marsh Boardwalk offers a short 20-minute adventure. It’s named for the gambusia fish that visitors can spot along the way. These marine creatures are small and usually pale gray with a bluish cast. 

Advanced Paddling Trail

Kayakers looking for a challenge won’t want to miss the advanced paddling trail. It explores the park’s lakes and marsh channels. Also, a portion of the trail exits Sea Rim and enters the J.D. Murphree WMA. Paddlers will see an array of birds, including ruddy ducks. These charming ducks are compact with stout, scooped-shaped bills. Breeding males have blue beaks and chestnut feathers. Females, on the other hand, are brownish with a blurry stripe across their pale cheek patches. 

Wildlife Viewing

Sea Rim is home to an array of wildlife, including:

River Otters

River otters are native to the park. They have glossy brown fur, short legs, and a streamlined body that’s adapted for life in the water. Otters are playful animals, and they enjoy sliding down steep banks into the river.   

American Alligators

Also native to the park, American alligators are semi-aquatic reptiles. They’re almost black in color, and they range from six to fourteen feet in length. In Texas, these alligators are mostly inactive between mid-October and early March.

Ghost Crabs

The ghost crabs live in the dry portion of the beach. Their pale bodies are similar to the color of the sand, which makes them nearly invisible. These crabs are about two to three inches long, and they eat both plants and animals. 

Sea Rim State Park is a fun drive from Marquette at Piney Point Apartments. If you want to stay local, then check out Memorial Villages Farmers Market instead. Also, if you would like to become a resident of our community, then please contact us. We will gladly arrange a tour.

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