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 preserve visitor center at (409) 951-6700 for more information on obtaining permits in the preserve.
The preserve issues free permits for visitors to camp overnight in certain areas. Camping permits are available free of charge at the visitor center.
Hunters may obtain permits to hunt in any one of six hunting areas in the preserve. Permits must be obtained in person at the visitor center, and hunters must have their current hunting license in order to get a hunting permit.