Moreover, there is a Marshlands Unit, which is accessible only by boat. The site has observation blinds for bird watching, photography and nature study. Swimming is not permitted in the marshlands area, as alligators are present.
The park is a prime wintering area for a variety of waterfowl common to the Texas Coast. Abundant wetlands wildlife include the American alligator, mink, nutria, raccoon, rabbit, opossum, skunk, rare river otter, and muskrat. The park's lakes and bayous are important areas for white and brown shrimp, crabs, and various sport fishes. The marshland waters, rich with abundant plankton and decomposing organic matter, provide fertile nursery grounds for aquatic life and are essential for the productivity of marine fisheries and migratory waterfowl. Once considered unproductive wasteland, wetlands are once again recognized for their economic and biological value.
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
Elevation: 6 feet
Distance: 0.5 miles
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