Hunting Permits Issued Beginning July 8, 2013
Big Thicket National Preserve will begin issuing hunting permits for the 2013-2014 hunting season on Monday, July 8, at 9 am at the preserve visitor center. For more information, please call the visitor center at (409) 951-6700. More »
Things To Know Before You Come
Mosquitoes, chiggers, and ticks are seasonally common in the Big Thicket, so come prepared with repellent. The nearest stores are 8 miles away in Kountze.
Big Thicket National Preserve allows primitive backpacking but does not have developed campgrounds. There are several private campgrounds and state parks with campgrounds nearby. Click here for a list of local campgrounds.
Did You Know?
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.