Cattail Marsh

Cattail Marsh, Beaumont: Address, Cattail Marsh Reviews: 4.5/5

Cattail Marsh
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Elizabeth M
Wylie, TX80 contributions
We had downloaded a map of the marsh trails which was very helpful. There are a lot of trails which cross cross the area. It is very scenic and we saw an assortment of birds, including great blue herons, American egrets, ibis, koots, hawks, ducks and others we non-profits didn't know what they were. We saw several people carrying binoculars and large cameras and tripods. The trails are like two tire tracks, some hard packed dirt and some gravel.
Written January 2, 2020
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dougdell
El Paso, TX31 contributions
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 to Tyrell Park. Every visit is highlighted by dozens of bird species - mallards and terns and ibis and herons and spoonbills - and note that that's not a log floating over there, it's an alligator. If you need to get away to stretch your legs for an hour or just see one of the most peaceful, halcyon sites in east Texas, spend some time at Cattail Marsh.
Written July 1, 2018
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ASWhitehead
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Couples
I was born and bred in Beaumont, but I had never been to the Cattail Marsh (when it was open) before today! Wow, we saw SO many birds! And a family of nutria rats. A roseate spoonbill flew right over us! I can't wait to go back and ride my bike. Beautiful place to enjoy a walk, bird watch, or take a ride. So glad we stopped there on a whim today. I plan on taking all of my out-of-town guests here.
Written June 29, 2014
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175MOM
Texas358 contributions
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. We could hear the birds but could not see them from the trail.
You must drive through Tyrrell Park to get to Cattail Mash. Google map told me to turn on a wrong way. Pay attention and follow the one-way drive!
Written April 24, 2017
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Julie S
Texas298 contributions
Couples
Nice gravel,dirt paths to walk or ride your mountain bike. We saw many birds, turtles, nutria rats, alligators, etc. I would not walk your dog here because of the alligators in case they got off the leash and jumped in the water. A great place to go early in the morning for a walk or for photography buffs. Nice place to get exercise and enjoy the view.
Written May 18, 2014
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DKB863
Glenwood, AR230 contributions
Couples
This is a scenic place to take a walk. After the 6 hr. drive from Arkansas, the walk really felt good. A big marsh with cattails and wildlife surrounded by a dirt levee. We saw lots of ducks and some kind of furry creature, maybe an otter or beaver.
Written March 25, 2014
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C T F
Dallas, TX273 contributions
Solo
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 and mudflats are surrounded by levees (freshly graded gravel roads). These levees create 12 miles of walking 'trails' that circle and intertwine around the ponds. This is all part of the final stage of waste water filtration for the city. Three sides of the area run along the Hillebrand Bayou.

A beautiful boardwalk containing two large gazebos let you get a surround sound viewing of the amazing wildlife! Everything I read says alligators are plentiful, however, I didn't see any during my walk of the entire trail system. Signs are posted and warn of aggressive alligators so walk with your eyes open.

I saw several groups of horseback riders but only a handful of walkers. There's plenty of open space to fee secluded and enjoy the peace and quiet - except for the occasional take-off of a flock of birds!

Written November 15, 2016
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jefruss
Beaumont, TX35 contributions
Friends
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 their leisure. Also, there is no admittance charge.
Written April 25, 2016
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JeffMoh
Cypress31 contributions
Family
Great marsh and we saw 45 species of birds in just two hours. No unpleasant odors and, amazingly, no mosquitoes.
Written February 9, 2015
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Justin Hidalgo
Beaumont, TX151 contributions
Solo
The Cattail Marsh is a hidden gem in Beaumont. It's a great place to walk, get away from the hustle and noise of traffic, and to see wildlife. From dozens of bird species to the favorite alligator, there is no telling what you'll run across while walking the Cattail Marsh. From my experience, though, the one thing you won't run into is other people. Great place in Beaumont to simply escape.
Written January 9, 2015
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