• 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.


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

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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?

Pitcher Plant

Big Thicket has four insect-eating plants. These are pitcher plants, sundews, bladderworts, and butterworts.