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SEA RIM STATE PARK

SEA RIM STATE PARK. Sea Rim State Park is on U.S. Highway 87 twelve miles west of Sabine Pass in Jefferson County. The park contains 15,094.19 acres of marshland with five miles of Gulf beach shoreline. The state acquired the land from the Planet Oil Company and the Horizon Corporation for $2 million in 1973. The park opened in 1977. The area is a prime wintering spot for waterfowl and is home to the endangered red wolf and the American alligator and to the rare river otter and muskrat. Facilities include camping and picnicking areas, a hiking trial, restrooms, and showers.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Ray Miller, Texas Parks (Houston: Cordovan, 1984).

Christopher Long

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Christopher Long, "SEA RIM STATE PARK," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/gks10), accessed December 28, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.