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Contact: Jason Ginder, 409-951-6700
The staff of Big Thicket National Preserve invites you to explore the thicket by taking advantage the many ranger-led programs being offered throughout the spring and summer.
From canoe trips on Village Creek to full moon hikes and special summertime youth programs, park rangers will offer a variety of free programs. Some programs require participants to pre-register. Be sure to consult the 2018 Spring & Summer Ranger-led Program Schedule for details. Additional information on all our public programs is also 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.