Overview:
The Big Thicket National Preserve consists of nine land units and six water corridors encompassing more than 108,000 acres. Approximately 40 miles of hiking trails wind through Big Thicket National Preserve, allowing hikers to observe many different ecosystems. Big Thicket activities include: backpacking, biking, bird watching, boating, camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, interpretive programs, canoeing, kayaking, and wildlife viewing.
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Hours
  • Monday: 24 hours
  • Tuesday: 24 hours
  • Wednesday: 24 hours
  • Thursday: 24 hours
  • Friday: 24 hours
  • Saturday: 24 hours
  • Sunday: 24 hours
  • Other: Visitor Center: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Admission
  • Free Admission:
General Information
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  • Suggested Length of Visit: 2-3 days
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Trails
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  • Trail Maps: View Link

Paddle the Preserve

Aug 17, 2017

10:00 AM

Free admission.

  • Big Thicket National Preserve
  • 6102 FM 420
  • Kountze, TX 77625
  • (409) 951-6700
  • Visit Website
Join park rangers for a guided canoe trip on the waters of the preserve. This program targets the casual and novice paddler. Canoes, paddles, and PFDs are provided. Trip locations vary and space is ...more

Movie Night: The National Parks of Texas

Aug 25, 2017

6:30 PM

Free admission.

  • Big Thicket National Preserve Visitors Center
  • 6102 FM 420
  • Kountze, TX 77625
  • (409) 951-6700
  • Visit Website
Did you know that Texas is home to 16 National Park Service sites? Learn about these special places that protect our state’s natural and cultural heritage at this PBS documentary, “The National Parks ...more

The Story of our National Parks

Aug 26, 2017

2:00 PM

Free admission.

  • Big Thicket National Preserve Visitors Center
  • 6102 FM 420
  • Kountze, TX 77625
  • (409) 951-6700
  • Visit Website
The National Park Service begins its 102nd year today! Test your knowledge of the national parks at a fun, educational program at our visitor center. Approximately 1 hour. This is an indoor program ...more