A Convergence of Ecosystems

Life of all types abounds in the Big Thicket. This national preserve protects the incredible diversity of life found where multiple habitats converge in southeast Texas. Hiking trails and waterways meander through nine different ecosystems, from longleaf pine forests to cypress-lined bayous. It is a place of discovery, a place to wander and explore, a place to marvel at the richness of nature.


Big Thicket Naitonal Preserve Visitor Center

Come See Our Visitor Center

Your first stop at Big Thicket National Preserve should be the visitor center. Staff can assist with orientation to the many units of the Preserve.

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Logo of NPS Centennial w/ Big Thicket National Preserve

Big Thicket Centennial Activities

Join us in recognizing the National Park Service's 100th year of service to the American people! Find an individual or group activity here.

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Two children walking trail

Things To Do in Big Thicket National Preserve

There's something for everyone at Big Thicket National Preserve. From hiking and birdwatching, to canoeing and hunting...

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Water Safety

Enjoy The Water, But Do It Safely!

As much as you want to enjoy your visit to Big Thicket National Preserve, it is essential that you do it safely, especially when in the water.

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