In order to meet these mandates, off-road vehicle use is prohibited in Big Thicket National Preserve. Legally licensed vehicles must remain on designated roads. All vehicles are prohibited from operating in waterways within the preserve.
Off-road vehicle use creates several negative impacts, including
- damage to vegetation,
- erosion and compaction of soils,
- degradation of scenery, and
- disturbance to other visitors and wildlife.
Learn more about off-road vehicle use in National Park Service areas.