COVID-19 Status Updates
Visit our COVID-19 status page to get the latest information on the preserve's status.
Use the links below to check the water level on Big Thicket's major waterways:
Closures are in effect for the following areas of Big Thicket National Preserve:
Iron Bridge Closure on Turkey Creek Trail
The iron bridge on the Turkey Creek Trail, adjacent to the Sandhill Loop, is closed due to damage from Hurricane Harvey in 2017. The bridge is currently undergoing repairs. Contact us for updates.
Lakeview Day-Use Area
Vehicle access is restricted at Lakeview Day-Use Area, AKA Lakeview Sandbar, due to community safety concerns. Vehicles are no longer allowed to drive on the sandbar. Foot traffic is still allowed.
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Last updated: March 5, 2023