• 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.


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 All Year

409-951- 6700


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.