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Cattail Marsh

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Hiking, birdwatching, escaping the hustle and bustle

Cattail Marsh is an amazing escape. So close to the city geographically, but it's a different... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2018
dougdell
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El Paso, Texas
Great place to go for a walk and to look at birds

Went for a walk, it was great. A bit hot so best to go in the early morning in the summer. Lots of... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2017
Pia S
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5205 Tyrrell Park Rd, Beaumont, TX 77705
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

Cattail Marsh is an amazing escape. So close to the city geographically, but it's a different world. Cattail is my go-to getaway in Beaumont. The 720-acre marsh, surrounded by trails atop the berms separating the lagoons, is only 10 minutes from the south-end hotels, adjacen...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2017

Went for a walk, it was great. A bit hot so best to go in the early morning in the summer. Lots of birds to look at. I don't know much about birds but it was still a nice place to go. You can go...More

Thank Pia S
Reviewed April 24, 2017

Great place for bird watching! The boardwalk was very nice. It was breezy once we were out there on the boardwalk, very nice on a sunny day. Saw so many birds, but did not see alligators. We walked a little on the walk/bike trail too....More

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Reviewed March 1, 2017

We spent a couple of hours walking around the marsh. We saw 2 alligators and lots of birds. We also saw a mother Nutria and her 2 babies. They are native to South America and are an invasive species here and not welcome. They resemble...More

Thank Lisamac979
Reviewed January 14, 2017

I have wanted to go to Cattail Marsh for awhile now and finally made it! I was very impressed with the parking, the accessibility, and the beautiful pier with covered sitting areas. There were so many varieties of ducks and wading birds that I wish...More

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Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Looking for walking trails, I came across the Cattails Marsh Scenic Wetlands. I will say expect the unexpected!! Upon arrival and parking in nicely paved, spacious gravel lot, and entering into the wetlands - it's not what I pictured as a 'walking trail'! The ponds...More

1  Thank C T F
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I was told about this park, in Beaumont Texas last year and loved it then. Very recently a new pier was built through the marsh and there are two gazebo type structures built in that provide protection from the sun and rain. Wonderful shore birds...More

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Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

It must have been our lucky day... no mosquitos. Lots of different birds. Nice coveted areas to get the kids out of the sun.

Thank Troy B
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

New Boardwalk was recently opened so we decided to go check it out. Nice, clean, ample parking, and a well thought handicap/wheelchair accessible access.

Thank P-n-DTravelinDuo
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Cattail Marsh was developed as the City's waste water reclamation facility, and it has become a world class birding destination. Water fowl of all varieties are abundant as well as alligators. There is a walkway surrounding the multiple cells which enables visitors to tour at...More

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Probably not allowed as it is part of a preserve. And could be dangerous if the gators are out!
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