• Birder on Village Creek Bridge in Turkey Creek Unit

    Big Thicket

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  • Hunter Registration Begins July 7

    Big Thicket National Preserve staff will begin issuing hunting permits for the 2014-2015 season on July 7, 2014, at the Preserve visitor center. The visitor center is open from 9 am to 5 pm daily. Please call 951-6700 for more information.

Be A Junior Ranger

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Junior Ranger Program

This is a fun way for our young visitors to learn about natural world of Big Thicket National Preserve. Just ask the ranger at the Visitor Center for a free Junior Ranger Guidebook, then complete the activities to earn a certificate and a Junior Ranger badge.

Did You Know?

Hunting with Dogs

Big Thicket's Kirby Nature Trail was named after the famous timber tycoon, John Henry Kirby, who had set aside this area for employee hunting and recreation almost 100 years ago.