No reservations are needed to visit Big Thicket National Preserve.
Backcountry camping permits are available for free at the visitor center. No reservations needed.
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.
Special Use Permits
Conducting business or hosting an event in the preserve requires a special use permit.
Scientific Research Permits
Permits are required for conducting research in the preserve.
Last updated: April 18, 2021