Many Places, One Preserve
With over 113,000 acres of public land, Big Thicket National Preserve is yours to enjoy and explore. We invite you to experience the preserve's special places.
Any trip to Big Thicket National Preserve should start at the visitor center. Centrally located in the Big Thicket region, it has information, maps, exhibits, a film, and much more. Park rangers there will answer your questions and can recommend things to see and do in the preserve.
Units of the National Preserve
Unlike most national parks, the preserve is composed of 15 separate sections of parkland called units. These units range in size from 552 to 24,828 acres and are spread over seven southeast Texas counties. A look at the park map will help you locate each unit.
Visit our THINGS TO DO page for more information on outdoor recreation in the Big Thicket.
Last updated: January 3, 2021