• 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.

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?

Ivory-billed Woodpecker

The ivory-billed woodpecker, once considered extinct, was last seen in the Big Thicket in 1967 near the Neches River. Recent sightings in Arkansas give a glimmer of hope for its return.