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Neches River Rally

8:00a to 2:00p
Sat, September 08, 2018

Collier's Ferry Park

Bruce Walker, Big Thicket Association
(409) 790-5399

Join us to dedicate this new Texas Paddling Trail: The Collier’s Ferry to Lake Bayou Paddling Trail is an “out-and-back” paddling trail and is approximately 7 miles long. Paddlers float a short distant down the Neches River to Lake Bayou and into the Big Thicket National Preserve and return to Collier’s Ferry Park. The trail provides a great opportunity for paddlers to experience wildlife and ecology in the Big Thicket.

The park has 5 piers, 2 boardwalks, grassy area, and small beach area. Park amenities include rest rooms, water fountains, picnic area, pavilion, 1.8 mile walking track, playground, and plenty of parking. 

Pre-registration for this one day event is required. Early-Bird Entry fees start at $10 for kids 12 years old & younger and $30 for adults 13 years & older. After Aug. 20 the fees are $15 and $40 respectively. The event includes lunch, official event T-shirt, goodie bag, and local entertainment. Both private and rental canoes and kayaks are allowed. However, rental prearrangements with outfitters must be made prior to event date. There will be no onsite rental availability day of event. For more information about entry fees and launch times or to register for the Neches River Rally, log-on to, or call the Neches River Rally office at 409-790-5399, or follow us on Facebook at Neches River Rally.

Early registration discounts ends Aug. 20. Registration for the event closes Sept. 3. This an family friendly event. 

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