National Park Service, Texas.
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 through nine different ecosystems, from longleaf pine forests to cypress-lined bayous. It is a place of discovery, a place to wander and explore, a place to marvel at the richness of nature.
Big Thicket National Preserve consists of 15 units spread across 7 counties. The visitor center is located approximately 30 miles north of Beaumont, and 8 miles north of Kountze, at the northeast corner of the intersection of Hwy 69 and Farm to Market Road 420.