Neches River Rally Coming Back on Sept 11, 2021

Harbormaster, Ryan Smith & Check-in Coordinator Margaret Keith working the boat launch with help from BTA volunteers and NJOTC Cadets.
Paddlers Launch

To see a short slide show from our 2019 Rally, click this link

More information coming soon. Check back again.

Cooks Lake to Scatterman Paddling Trail

The 4.0 mile Cooks Lake Paddling Trail provides families and friends with a great opportunity to experience the biological diversity of the Big Thicket National Preserve. This seemingly short trail can actually become an all-day adventure as Cooks Lake and Scatterman Lake are fun to explore. Paddlers will experience beautiful cypress and tupelo forests that w ill make them feel like early explorers without actually paddling too far from civilization. This looped style trail eliminates shuttling issues since there is only one access point.

Along with your registration, each adult participant will receive a complimentary non-voting membership for the year 2019-2020 and a beautiful BTA luggage tag.

Registration does not include boat rental. For canoe and kayak rentals, call Big Thicket Outfitters at 409-786-1884

Canoe and Kayak Rentals


For further information, contact: Bruce Walker at

REGISTRATION for 2021 to Open Soon!

"We thank our corporate sponsors for their generous donations which will make The Neches River Rally a huge success."

Sponsors of 2020 Neches River Rally

Capt. Debbie Loftus and Port of Beaumont President Lee Smith prepare to depart Colliers Ferry 2019RallyLoftusSmith









Other Sponsors / Donors:

Ellen Temple

Jan Ruppel

Neil Troy Advertising

Eastex Automotive

Big Thicket Outfitters

Become a Sponsor of Neches River Rally

Sponsorship Level

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Click here for list of FAQ's.


  • Family Friendly
  • Life Preservers Mandatory
  • Launch at Set Times
  • Rain or Shine
  • No Refunds

(Registration will be required for each person)

Registration does not include boat rentals. For boat rentals call Big Thicket Outfitters 409-786-1884


Registration ends Monday, August, 24

Getting There

One access site:

LNVA Salt Water Barrier, North Ramp 6790 Bigner Rd Beaumont, TX 77703

Distance from Nearest Major Cities:

  • Houston - 88 Miles
  • Lake Charles - 57 Miles
  • Lafayette - 132 Miles
  • Baton Rouge - 182 Miles
  • Huntsville – 111 miles
  • Bryan/College Station – 188 miles
  • Waco – 241 miles
  • Austin – 253 miles
  • Dallas – 281 miles
  • San Antonio – 285 miles
  • Fort Worth – 303 mile

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Rally. If you have questions regarding the Rally or need to change a registration already submitted, please send us an e-mail or call the Neches River Rally office at 409-790-5399.

(Registration does not include boat rental)