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 »
Join Our Friends
The Big Thicket Association was formed in 1964 to save remnants of the Big Thicket ecosystems that once extended over 3 million acres of east Texas. The efforts of the Association led to the establishment of Big Thicket National Preserve in 1974.
The goals of the Big Thicket Association are as follows:
To work for the preservation of the flora and fauna of the Big Thicket area;
To promote the conservation of the natural resources and natural beauty of the Big Thicket;
To promote and to fund research contributing to knowledge of the Big Thicket;
To publish or support publication of cultural and scientific literature on the Big Thicket;
To support the operation and expansion of Big Thicket National Preserve; and
To manage the Big Thicket National Preserve Field Research Station.
For more information, please contact the association at www.bigthicket.org/, or by mail at Big Thicket Association, P.O. Box 198, Saratoga, TX, 77585.
Did You Know?
Tourism in the Big Thicket area dates back to 1845. A spa located in Sour Lake, catered to the likes of Sam Houston and sold the "sour" water to tourists