• Birder on Village Creek Bridge in Turkey Creek Unit

    Big Thicket

    National Preserve Texas

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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.

Off-Road Driving

Whether you call it muddin' or 4-wheeling, or just a drive on the beach, it's important to know when, where, and how you can drive off-road in America's National Parks.

Just a few key tips will make for a safe, fun day and help ensure that you, other visitors, plants and animals, and our environment and history remain safe from harm.

To view information about off-road driving specific to Big Thicket National Preserve click here.

To view the NPS web page that contains a brochure with more information related to off-road driving in all National Park Service sites click here.

Did You Know?

Venomous Snake

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.