• Birder on Village Creek Bridge in Turkey Creek Unit

    Big Thicket

    National Preserve Texas

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?

Bald Eagle

America's national bird, the bald eagle, formerly endangered and still rare, is often seen along the Neches and Trinity Rivers in Big Thicket.