Beaumont is surrounded by the Neches River, Sabine Lake, the Gulf of Mexico and many other bodies of water making the city idea for paddling, boating and fishing. This also makes us a birding paradise with hundreds of indigenous species and others migrating in for a season along our two migratory flyways, the Central and the Mississippi. And with the largest alligator population in Texas, we have swamps & gators covered too. With dense forests, sandy beaches and shallow wetlands, southeast Texas is overflowing with outdoor activities. Enjoy local botanical gardens and city parks or find adventure in the many hiking & biking locales that abound in southeast Texas.