• 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.

Directions

The Big Thicket National Preserve Visitor Center is located at 6102 FM 420, Kountze, Texas. It is 8 miles north of Kountze and approximately 30 miles north of Beaumont via US 69/287.

Many navigational systems erroneously guide users to remote sections of the preserve or to our former office in Beaumont. Please check your road map or call our visitor center at (409) 951-6700 to verify directions to the visitor center.

Did You Know?

Prescribed Burn

Fire is an important natural process in Big Thicket and is used by park rangers to maintain the health of the ecosystem.