Reservations are NOT needed to visit Big Thicket National Preserve.
Backcountry camping permits are available for free at the visitor center. Get your permit when you arrive in the park or up to 14 days in advance.
Hunting and Trapping
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: October 1, 2023