July 06, 2015
Big Thicket National Preserve Hunting Permit Registration Opens September 1 2015
Big Thicket National Preserve Superintendent Wayne Prokopetz announced today that the preserve will issue the free 2015-16 hunting permits beginning Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Permits will be issued at the preserve visitor center located 8 miles north of Kountze at the intersection of US 69 and FM 420 at 6102 FM 420 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily.
June 26, 2015
Big Thicket National Preserve Announces Summer Program Schedule
Big Thicket National Preserve staff will present a variety of programs, from guided walks to special kids' activities, throughout the summer.
June 24, 2015
Wild Hogs Gone Hog Wild In The Big Thicket
Big Thicket National Preserve and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Hardin County would like to invite interested landowners and the general public from the Big Thicket area to learn more about Feral Hogs, in a one-day workshop. Please see registration instructions and agenda for the Wednesday, August 5, 2015 workshop.
June 04, 2015
Big Thicket National Preserve Trail Status Update
The hard work of the Big Thicket facility and maintenance crews have enabled the preserve to reopen most trails that were damaged by recent rains and flooding.
May 29, 2015
Big Thicket National Preserve Invites Visitors on a Fungi Foray
Mycologist David Lewis is leading a mushroom walk in Lance Rosier Unit on June 13.
May 29, 2015
Temporary Trail Closures
Heavy rains have caused flooding, fallen trees, and other trail damage in the preserve. Some trails are temporarily closed until flood waters recede and trail damage can be repaired.
May 05, 2015
Science Cafe: Effects of Salinity on Amphibians in the Big Thicket
Amphibians are particularly vulnerable to increased water saline levels, due to their porous skin. Researchers with the USGS are studying the effects of salinity on amphibian distribution and abundance in coastal wetland ecosystems of Big Thicket National Preserve.
April 25, 2015
Tourism to Big Thicket National Preserve Creates Local Economic Benefits
Over 100,000 people visit Big Thicket National Preserve each year, and their spending supports a number of jobs in the local area.
April 24, 2015
National Park Week 2015 Encourages Everyone to "Find Your Park"
Big Thicket National Preserve joins parks, programs, and partners to participate in the "Find Your Park" campaign.
April 24, 2015
Trail Work on the Sundew Trail
Big Thicket National Preserve is replacing old boardwalks on the outer loop of the Sundew Trail to make the trail safer and more accessible.
April 22, 2015
Big Thicket Recruits Local Teacher for Summer Opportunity
Big Thicket National Preserve is recruiting for a local teacher for the Teacher Ranger Teacher program.
April 11, 2015
Celebrate Centennial Week April 18-26
Big Thicket National Preserve invites the public to kick off National Park Week at a ranger-led program on April 18.
February 20, 2015
Big Thicket Fire Management Program Recognized for Excellence
Big Thicket National Preserve Fire Management team receives award.
February 03, 2015
Budget Request Supports NPS Centennial
The president's 2016 budget request includes additional funding to support the National Park Service's mission of conservation, preservation, and recreation, as well as engage the public in celebrating the agency's 100-year anniversary.