Plan Your Visit

Sign reading Big Thicket National Preserve Visitor Center

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Basic Information

Get basic information about our address, hours, current conditions, and more.


Get directions to the park and download park maps.

Places To Go

Find out more about the places to go in the preserve and the recreational opportunities they offer.

Things To Do

There are many things to do here! You can hike, paddle, camp, bike, fish, hunt, picnic, and much more.


Have a look at the event calendar to see what's happening in the preserve! Park rangers present public programs throughout the year, from guided walks and canoe trips to special Junior Ranger Days. All programs are free, but some require registration.


Keep safety in mind while exploring the Big Thicket. Learn more about common hazards and be prepared!


The preserve offers accessible opportunities for people with disabilities.

COVID-19 Status Updates

Check our COVID-19 updates page to see what's open or closed before you visit the preserve.

Last updated: March 8, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

6044 FM 420
Kountze, TX 77625



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