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Village Creek / Larsen Sandyland Sanctuary in Texas

Trip Overview

This past Saturday my wife and I took a paddling trip to Village Creek which is a State park here in Texas. It is located in the Pinewoods of East Texas. The park is a forest filled with cypress swamps, water tupelo, river birch, mayhaw, and yaupon trees. Lots of birds, fish and turtles.

We started at the canoe ramp, which is just a sandy area designated for Canoes/Kayaks, where we met other paddlers who where enjoying the first parts of spring as well.

We paddled upsteam for about a mile and a half and then decided to head back to the launch. About half way up the creek we saw some paddlers in canoes and it happened to be some friends who rented a cabin on the creek for the weekend. Lots of great scenery.

The creek was very slow moving which I enjoy with a few downed trees along the way, never had to get out of the kayak though. There are also lots of sandy beaches to relax on if you want to take a break

This will be a frequent paddling spot for us.


restrooms, water fountains, pavilions, small boat launch


$2.00 per person


Drive north on US HWY 69 from Beaumont, Texas 10 miles until you see the Village Creek State Park signs. Follow the signs until you reach the parks entrance.


When you pay to enter the park they give you a park map that has the creek on it.

  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Group Rates: No

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