• 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.

Park Statistics

Gross Area Acres for FY 2009 - 106,684
Gross Area Acres for FY 2004 - 97,206
Gross Area Acres for FY 2003 - 97,168

Total Recreation Visits for FY 2004- 106,237
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2003- 99,672

FY 2004 Annual Budget is $2,251,000
FY 2003 Annual Budget is $2,265,000

Did You Know?

Black Bear

The last southern black bear in the Big Thicket region was killed in 1928. These gentle omniivores may begin migrating back to southeast Texas due to reintroduction programs in Louisiana.