The National Park Service strives to make the Big Thicket experience possible for everyone. The preserve offers a variety of accessible facilities and services.
Visitors that use wheelchairs or have mobility challenges may prefer the following trails:
Be aware that wooden boardwalks along these trails often become very slick after rains. Most picnic tables and restrooms throughout the preserve are wheelchair-accessible.
Accessible Ranger-Led Programs
In accordance with NPS policy on service animals, dogs are the only animals that can be classified as service animals, and they must perform a specific task that assists a person with a disability. If the service dog meets this criteria, they are legally permitted anywhere that visitors can go.
Hunters with Disabilities
Hunters with documented disabilities may qualify for a special use permit that allows the use of an ATV, UTV, or RTV in certain areas. Please contact us for more information and to fill out the application.
US citizens or permanent residents with a permanent disability are eligible for the Access Pass, a free lifetime pass to all national parks and federal lands. It also provides a discount for certain recreational activities in the parks, like camping. Get your pass at the visitor center!
Accessibility Across the National Park System
Interested in visiting other accessible national parks? The NPS accessibility page has a map of all the parks with accessible features and provides information on NPS accessibility history and policies.
Last updated: October 26, 2022