• Birder on Village Creek Bridge in Turkey Creek Unit

    Big Thicket

    National Preserve Texas

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  • 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.

Management

Designations
Globally Important Bird Area - July 26, 2001 UNESCO Biosphere Reserve - December 15, 1981
National Preserve - October 11, 1974

Did You Know?

Prescribed Burn

Fire is an important natural process in Big Thicket and is used by park rangers to maintain the health of the ecosystem.