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Neches River Rally 2021

8:00a to 2:00p
Sat, September 11, 2021

LNVA Boat Ramp
6790 Bigner Road
Beaumont, Tx 77708

(409) 790-5399

This canoe and kayak rally takes paddlers on one of the most popular paddling trails in Southeast Texas!

The Cooks Lake to Scatterman Paddling Trail follows the Neches River to Pine Island Bayou, Cooks Lake to Scatterman, and back to the Neches River. The trail features the famous Madonna Tree with a paddle through a cypress-tupelo forest in the backwater channels of the Big Thicket National Preserve. This is a looped trail so no shuttles are needed!

The Neches River Rally is a family-friendly event hosted by the Big Thicket Association.

Online preregistration for this one-day event is required. 

Early bird discounted entry fees for each participant are :

  • $30 for 13 years and older
  • $15 for 12 years and younger.

Early registration discounts ends Aug.23. Starting Aug. 24, regular fees apply. Registration for the event closes Sept. 7.

Entry fees include lunch, official event T-shirt, goodie bag, and local entertainment.

Private and rental canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards are allowed. However, you must make rental arrangements with outfitters prior to event date. There will be no onsite rentals the 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.

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