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Contact: Jason Ginder, 409-951-6700
Cooler weather is right around the corner! What do you and your family have planned this fall? The staff at Big Thicket National Preserve would like to invite you to explore your local national preserve by taking advantage of the many ranger-led programs being offered this coming season.
Park rangers will offer a variety of free programs, from canoe trips on Village Creek to full moon hikes and special off-trail excursions. Some programs require participants to pre-register. Be sure to consult the 2018 Fall Ranger-led Program Schedule for details. Information on all of the public programs is available on our website at https://www.nps.gov/bith/planyourvisit/calendar.htm, or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BigThicketNPS.
Big Thicket National Preserve is located in southeast Texas, near the city Beaumont and 75 miles northeast of Houston. The preserve consists of nine land units and six water corridors encompassing more than 113,000 acres. The Big Thicket, often referred to as a “biological crossroads,” is a transition zone between four distinct vegetation types – the moist eastern hardwood forest, the southwestern desert, the southeastern swamp, and the central prairies. Species from all of these different vegetation types come together in the thicket, exhibiting a variety of vegetation and wildlife that has received national interest.