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June 21, 2017
Big Thicket National Preserve Suspends Issuance of Camping Permits
Big Thicket National Preserve has suspended the issuance of all backcountry camping permits until further notice due to the potential impacts of Tropical Storm Cindy.

April 21, 2017
Big Thicket National Preserve Announces Summer 2017 Program Schedule
Big Thicket National Preserve has a wide variety of ranger-led programs this summer, including day hikes, night hikes, canoe trips, and indoor afternoon heat retreats.

April 20, 2017
Tourism to Big Thicket National Preserve Creates $15,909,400 in Economic Benefits
Tourism to Big Thicket National Preserve provides great economic benefit to local communities, both in spending and in supporting local jobs.

January 12, 2017
Temporary Closure of the Lakeview Day Use Area
The Lakeview Day Use Area has been temporarily closed due to erosion that compromises the stability of the riverbank and parking lot.

December 13, 2016
Representatives from state and federal offices help plant longleaf pine trees
Nearly 1,200 volunteers, including representatives of state and federal offices, have helped plant longleaf pine trees in Big Thicket National Preserve in the past year as part of the preserve's Centennial Celebration.

September 15, 2016
Houston receives field trip grant from the National Park Foundation
A grant from the National Park Foundation will fund field trips for Houston-area students to visit nearby public lands and waters.

September 02, 2016
Free pass covers park entrance for fourth graders and their families.
The Every Kid in a Park Pass provides free entrance to more than 2,000 federally-managed lands and waters for fourth graders and their families.

August 30, 2016
Numerous programs and events offered throughout the fall.
Big Thicket National Preserve invites the public to participate in the many interpretive programs and events offered by the preserve this fall.

August 16, 2016
The NPS invites the public to join us in celebrating this milestone event.
Special events across the U.S. will celebrate the National Park Service 100th anniversary in August.

July 29, 2016
Big Thicket staff invite the public to take stewardship of the preserve.
The public is encouraged to adopt areas of Big Thicket National Preserve for stewardship, in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

July 27, 2016
Free hunting permits will be available for 6 areas of the preserve.
Big Thicket National Preserve staff will begin issuing permits for the 2016 hunting season on September 1.

May 27, 2016
Drones and fireworks are banned in all National Park Service areas.
Fireworks and unmanned aircraft are prohibited in all National Park Service areas, including Big Thicket National Preserve, for visitor safety and resource protection.

 

Last updated: April 11, 2015

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