Big Thicket National Preserve requires permits for certain activities to provide for visitor safety, to ensure the protection of the resources, and to minimize disruption to other visitors. Please contact the visitor center at (409) 951-6700 for more information on getting permits in the preserve.
Backcountry camping permits are available for free at the visitor center. No reservations needed. Learn more.
Hunting and Trapping
Hunters can get a permit for hunting and/or hog trapping at the visitor center. A valid, current Texas hunting license is required. Learn more.
Special Use Permits
Conducting business or hosting an event in the preserve requires a special use permit. Learn more.
Scientific Research Permits
Permits are required for conducting research in the preserve. Learn more.
Last updated: February 14, 2021