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?
Lance Rosier, a self-taught naturalist from Saratoga, was known as "Mr. Big Thicket." He dedicated his life to the preservation of the Big Thicket.