Everything is bigger in Texas! Texas paddling trails boast over 3,300 miles of tidal shoreline and offer unlimited opportunities for paddling adventures. Hop in your canoe or kayak and experience a variety of coastal habitats including marsh, mangrove, sea grasses, and oyster reefs or paddle through urban Buffalo Bayou in the state’s largest city, Houston. From the wilds of the South Padre Island coast where you can see green jays around every corner to the convenience of Galveston Island, there are miles and miles of coastline to explore in Texas. Check out the Texas state paddling website for more information.
Miles of Shoreline
Texas has 3,359 miles of shoreline, which is like driving from Houston to Brownsville 9 times.1
Miles of Rivers
There are 184,797 miles of rivers in Texas, which is long enough to travel around the earth seven times and more than half the distance to the moon!3
Famous Texas Wildlife
Photo by: Jason Weingart