Big Thicket

Calendar Of Events

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Learn about the Big Thicket's biodiversity on a guided walk.

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Big Thicket park rangers lead different programs and events throughout the year. Some programs require reservations, including night hikes and canoe trips.

Check the calendar below for dates and times. Questions? Contact us!

Canoe Trips

FREE. Join park rangers for a guided canoe trip on the waters of the preserve. The program targets the casual and novice paddler. Canoes, life jackets, and paddles are provided. Visitors are asked to bring water, snacks, and water shoes. Canoe trips start at 10:00 am and take 3-4 hours. Locations vary. Reservations open 2 weeks prior to the trip date.

Nature Walks

FREE. Take a short walk with a ranger on a trail and learn what makes the Big Thicket unique, from the plants and animals to the history of its people. Nature walks last 1 hour. Times and locations vary.

Night Hikes

FREE. Engage your senses and experience the park after dark! Night hikes start at a variety of times due to seasonal changes to sunset and moonrise times.

Special Events

FREE. We occasionally host special events where you can learn how to fish, become a junior ranger, plant a tree, and more.


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Last updated: January 8, 2023

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Mailing Address:

6044 FM 420
Kountze, TX 77625



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