Woodlands Trail Closure
The Woodlands Trail in the Big Sandy Creek Unit will be closed August 19-29 and September 2-12, 2014, while park staff and an AmeriCorps crew apply herbicide to trifoliate orange, an invasive non-native shrub that has become problematic in that area.
Firearms in National Parks Law
As of February 22, 2010, federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws to legally possess firearms in this NPS site.
It is the responsibility of visitors who carry firearms to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearm laws before entering this park.
Firearms are not allowed in certain facilities in Big Thicket National Preserve, including the visitor center. These facilities are marked with signs at all public entrances.
Did You Know?
Many kinds of snakes are found in the Big Thicket. Most are harmless, although the venomous cottonmouth, coral, copperhead, and various rattlesnakes do make this their home.