• 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.

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?

Black Bear

The last southern black bear in the Big Thicket region was killed in 1928. These gentle omniivores may begin migrating back to southeast Texas due to reintroduction programs in Louisiana.