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Big Thicket National Preserve, TX

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Big Thicket National Preserve

Life of all types abounds in the Big Thicket. This national preserve protects the incredible diversity of life found where multiple habitats converge in southeast Texas. Hiking trails and waterways meander...[more]

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The Big Thicket National Preserve Visitor Center is located at 6102 FM 420, Kountze, Texas. It is 8 miles north of Kountze and approximately 30 miles north of Beaumont via US 69/287.

Many navigational systems erroneously guide users to remote sections of the preserve or to our former office in Beaumont. The correct coordinates to the visitor center are shown below. Please check your road map or call our visitor center at (409) 951-6700 to verify directions to the visitor center.

The nearest commercial airport is the Jack Brooks Regional Airport in Beaumont. There are two airports in Houston. There is no public transportation to the preserve.

Big Thicket National Preserve does not collect entrance fees.

There are no developed campgrounds or designated backcountry campsites in the preserve. Primitive overnight camping is allowed in certain areas; a free camping permit is required. These are available at the preserve visitor center.

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