Permits & Reservations

1 person standing and 1 person sitting outside of a tent in the woods
Big Thicket doesn't have any campgrounds. Instead, you're welcome to camp in much of the preserve's backcountry with a free permit.

NPS Photo / Soren George-Nichol

Reservations

No reservations are needed to visit Big Thicket National Preserve.

Permits

Backcountry Camping

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

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Mailing Address:

6044 FM 420
Kountze, TX 77625

Phone:

409-951-6700

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