• 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.

Our Partners

No park service unit operates in isolation. It takes cooperators, private and not-for-profit, local government, and both State and Federal, providing assistance and support for the many operational and research efforts required to manage a unit of the National Park Service. The organizations listed here have been important to the continued operations of Big Thicket. Visit their web sites and read about the work they are doing to conserve and protect environmental systems.

Big Thicket Association

ToD: The Thicket of Diversity

Western National Parks Association

Kountze, Texas, Economical Development Corporation

Rice University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

National Parks and Conservation Association

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

USGS Biological Resources Division

The Conservation Fund

USGS Water Resources Division

The Nature Conservancy of Texas

Lamar University, Geology

Lamar University, Biology

Golden Triangle Audubon

Did You Know?

Bald Eagle

America's national bird, the bald eagle, formerly endangered and still rare, is often seen along the Neches and Trinity Rivers in Big Thicket.