Things To Do

Two hikers on a wide, flat trail covered with leaves & surrounded by tall trees with colored leaves.

Adventure into the woods on many miles of trails.

person kayaking on a small creek in the thicket

Canoeing and kayaking are excellent ways to explore and experience the Big Thicket.

A backpack leaning against a pine tree.
Backcountry Camping

From dense forests to creekside sandbars, the Big Thicket has several options for backcountry camping.

a bicycle standing on a dirt trail in the woods

Ride your bike on certain trails and roads through the Big Thicket.

a man fishing by a river

Fish the Big Thicket's rivers, creeks, and ponds.

A herd of feral hogs
Hunting & Trapping

Learn about hunting opportunities in the Big Thicket.


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Stop by the visitor center to find out more about the recreational opportunities awaiting you at Big Thicket National Preserve.


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    Last updated: February 18, 2022

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