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Big Thicket National Preserve

6102 Fm 420 Rd, Kountze, TX 77625-7842
+1 409-951-6700
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Welcoming park rangers and great trails full of birds and other wildlife be careful of water... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
peaceful but nothing spectacular

I did the nature hike and cypress trail. If you are in the area and want to do some hiking i... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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6102 Fm 420 Rd, Kountze, TX 77625-7842
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Welcoming park rangers and great trails full of birds and other wildlife be careful of water mocassins on trails that are poisonous I highly recommend a visit to this great national park

Thank Canadiatravelgoddess
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did the nature hike and cypress trail. If you are in the area and want to do some hiking i would recommend it, but i wouldn't drive out of my way. While trails are nicely maintained and it was peaceful i didn't think it...More

Thank joe s
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This preserve is truly one of the gems of our national park system. The diversity of life in this area is unbelievable. The visitor's center has some nice exhibits of the different zones and the things that you'll see in the preserve as well as...More

Thank DrJim2
Reviewed 9 April 2017

There are several sections to the Big Thicket. We did the Kirby Nature Trail. It was an easy walk with lots of big pine and cypress trees. The trail was in great condition, although it might be muddy after a rain. We saw a few...More

Thank CKT808
Reviewed 28 March 2017

An incredible array of plants, trees and birds inhabit the area. The visitor center workers were very helpful. The trails were beautifully maintained and meandered through densely wooded habitats. I loved seeing carnivorous plants like the pitcher plant and the sundew.

Thank msray53
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

While driving past on our 2 day trip home, we saw sign for visitor center and stopped. Although we were only there about 30 minutes, we learned much about this area through the center displays and 15 minute film. Wish we could have spent the...More

Thank Cindy E
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Thoughts on the Big Thicket National Preserve: 1. We really liked this. It was free to get in and the Rangers were very helpful. 2. Many paths are Disabled accessible, especially the shorter ones. 3. There was a lot to see - there are several...More

2  Thank Andy G
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Spending some time in a campground nearby while working in the area. I love it out here for the peace and quiet and good places to hike.

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

My family loves visiting National Park sites so on a recent trip from East Tennessee to San Antonio we stopped by Big Thicket National Preserve. We were coming from interstate 10 and the visitor center is about 30 miles north through Beaumont so it was...More

Thank GoVols79
Reviewed 21 February 2017

They have all levels of trails. These are very well maintained. Very friendly rangers, and nice visitors center. The forest is gorgeous, and extremely diverse. Free entrance.

Thank Maria K
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What kind of ants are red and make long trails underground. And What kind of ants take sand out of earth but live in a hole. 2 different kinds of ants. Thank you..
27 December 2016|
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Hi! I'm looking to go to the big thicket for a visit for maybe a couple of hours--do I have to pay an admission fee to walk around in the nature? If so, what is it?
4 August 2015|
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