Big Thicket National Preserve strives to make experiencing the Big Thicket possible for everyone. The preserve offers a variety of accessible facilities and services.

Visitor Center

The visitor center, including the bookstore, exhibits, and theater, is wheelchair-accessible. The preserve's 15-minute introductory movie is closed-captioned.

Both the Braille version and large format version of the preserve brochure are available at the visitor center upon request.

An UbiDuo communication device is available at the visitor center to assist those with speech and hearing impairments.

Access Pass

The visitor center issues the America the Beautiful Access Pass, a free lifetime pass for U.S. citizens who have a permanent disability.


The Inner Loop of the Sundew Trail and the boardwalk into the Pitcher Plant Trail are all accessible to wheelchairs. Be aware that wooden boardwalks along these trails often become very slick after rains. Most picinic tables and restrooms throughout the preserve are wheelchair accessible.

Service Animals

Animals that have been trained to perform specific tasks for persons with disabilities are allowed in the visitor center and at interpretive programs.

Last updated: January 27, 2018

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Mailing Address:

6044 FM 420
Kountze, TX 77625


(409) 951-6800

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