LNVA Saltwater Barrier Boat Ramp

a canoe and a kayak sit at the bottom of a paved boat ramp on a river
Boat ramp and dock

NPS Photo / Soren George-Nichol

Quick Facts

Benches/Seating, Boat Ramp, Canoe/Kayak/Small Boat Launch, Dock/Pier, Information Kiosk/Bulletin Board, Parking - Auto, Parking - Boat Trailer, Parking - Bus/RV, Picnic Table, Restroom, Toilet - Flush, Trash/Litter Receptacles

Launch your boat here to explore the Neches River and Pine Island Bayou. The 4.8-mile Cooks Lake to Scatterman Paddling Trail begins here.

The saltwater barrier, managed by the Lower Neches Valley Authority, was constructed to keep saltwater from the Gulf of Mexico from mixing with the freshwater from the Neches River.

Getting Here

GPS Coordinates: 30.155200, -94.116000

From US 69/96/287 in Beaumont, head east on Lucas Street, then turn left onto Bigner Road. The boat ramp is at the end of Bigner Road, just past the saltwater barrier.

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Last updated: November 30, 2021