• 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.

Operating Hours & Seasons

The Preserve Headquarters is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is closed on all government holidays.

The Preserve Visitor Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day of the year, including weekends and holidays.

Did You Know?

Hunting with Dogs

Big Thicket's Kirby Nature Trail was named after the famous timber tycoon, John Henry Kirby, who had set aside this area for employee hunting and recreation almost 100 years ago.