Gambusia Nature Trail

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Gambusia Nature Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Port Arthur, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.9 miles
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dogs on leash

kid friendly





mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports




wild flowers



Directions from Port Arthur, TX: Travel 20 miles south on State Highway 87. State Highway 87 is closed between Sea Rim and High Island, which necessitates a detour onto Highway 73

1 month ago

Long boardwalk over water that is surprisingly open. Saw lots of birds including coots, ibis, egrets, herons, and a pelican. Also saw a few blue crabs underwater (the water is clear enough you can see them!). You can hear the ocean for the entire distance. Though short by hiking standards, this is one of the better hikes in extreme southeast Texas.

11 months ago

love this park. trail is short but unique and filled with wild life.

nature trips
Sunday, August 24, 2014

This trail is located in Sea Rim State Park. It was more of a walk than a hike though. It was a quick 3/4 mile loop all on a a board walk over a marsh. There were plenty of birds for those who are into those things - egrets, ducks, etc. I was told there may be alligators so you should be careful around the sections that were overgrown with swamp grass. I didn't see any, but perhaps I should have gone around dusk or dawn when they would be out for food.

nature trips
Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Gambusia Marsh boardwalk trail is only about .75 mile but it is so unique with chance to see a variety of water life. Today, our first visit, we saw funny water crabs, pretty black/red birds, ducks? And we missed seeing the baby alligators but think we heard them. Very neat!
Now, the terrible amount of sea weed on the 5 mile beach ended our day early. Next time we hope to hike the park's Spoonbill Foot Trail across the highway. It's .96 mile, still short but the environment is special.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The park is under some construction so be careful when driving through. Other than being a little windy it was absolutely beautiful.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

We hiked the boardwalk at Sea Rim, it was great...we saw many birds & an alligator. great trail

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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