• 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.

Campgrounds

There are no developed campgrounds or RV hook-ups in Big Thicket National Preserve.

Visitors may get permits to backpack into certain park units or to camp on sandbars along the park waterways.

Open
Open All Year

Phone
409-951- 6700

Fees:
Free

Details
Campers must get a Backcountry Use Permit to camp in the backcountry. Permits must be obtained in person at the Visitor Center.

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.