• 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.

Getting Around

The Preserve is composed of 15 units (land and water) spread over 7 counties, so one has to drive to each unit they wish to visit. There is no public transportation in this area. Some units are accessible only by boat. The Official Map and Guide to Big Thicket National Preserve will assist greatly with navigation.

Did You Know?

Oil Derrick

Oil and gas exploration and extraction are permitted in Big Thicket National Preserve. These activities are regulated and monitored by the National Park Service.