Operating Hours & Seasons

The Preserve Visitor Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. It is closed on January 1, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25. Visitors may still visit other areas of the preserve on dates the visitor center is closed.

Hiking trails and other backcountry areas are open from dawn to dusk.

During hunting season, the Big Sandy Horse Trail is open only to hunters. All other hiking trails remain open during hunting season. Please contact the visitor center at (409) 951-6700 for more information on the dates of hunting season. The Big Sandy Horse Trail is open to hikers, bicyclists, and horseback riders during the remainder of the year. It is the only trail in the Preserve on which bicycles and horses are allowed.

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