Big Thicket National Preserve


Hours: Open Daily

M 420, Kountze, TX 77625

Some trails are closed due to flood damage. Check with the visitor center for current information on trail availability.

Big Thicket National Preserve is described as “one of the most biodiverse areas outside the tropics.”

  • Approximately 40 miles of winding trails
  • Over 100 species of trees and shrubs and 1,000 species of flowers plants and ferns
  • Great for bird-watching
  • Dogs must remain on a leash
  • Navigational systems erroneously guide users to remote sections of the preserve or to the former office in Beaumont
    • Check your road map or call the visitor center at (409) 951-6700 to verify directions to the visitor center