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Big Thicket National Preserve

6102 Fm 420 Rd, Kountze, TX 77625-7842
+1 409-951-6700
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In the thick of Nature!

This is a great place to enjoy Nature at its fullest as you take advantage of The Big Thicket's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tom C
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Houston, Texas
Weekend

Always fun for the family, lot's of trails, lot's of informative information if you go to the main... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Cindy F
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Big Thicket National Preserve, part of the National Park Service, offers 40 miles of hiking trails. You can go birding in spring or fall. Rent canoes or kayaks to explore the lakes and bayous. Big Thicket has hunting part of the year, off-road biking the rest of the year.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“nature trail” (9 reviews)
“turkey creek” (5 reviews)
“visitor center” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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6102 Fm 420 Rd, Kountze, TX 77625-7842
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to enjoy Nature at its fullest as you take advantage of The Big Thicket's many walking trails. This forest area in Southeast Texas is one of the most biodiverse areas in the world outside the tropics. Put on your walking...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Always fun for the family, lot's of trails, lot's of informative information if you go to the main building, They have guided trails at certain times... Must see!!

Thank Cindy F
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This is one of those parks where you don't just enter and see there are five hiking trails you can take and go on your way. There's a lot to this park and it's spread out far and wide. I stuck to the main part...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Big Thicket is part of the National Park system, so you might as well check this off your list if you live in the Houston area. However, if you're not an avid bird or plant species enthusiast, I didn't see anything here that really struck...More

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 12 October 2017

There are trails for every level of hiker. The mornings are quiet and the views are beautiful, but beware of Texas afternoons as they can be hot and humid.

Thank daviscg
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We live close but we hadn't visited. We decided to try it out and hiked the trail down from the visitors center. It was an easy hike and the weather was perfect. We also stopped in the visitor center. Lots of interesting displays and educational...More

Thank Mom2reese
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We wanted the national park stamp so drove up from I10 as we were traveling. How cool a place. Small but great visitors center, nice junior park ranger program, got kids to interact with all exhibits, not overwhelming. Some great trails and simple hikes. The...More

Thank greglinmon
Reviewed 26 April 2017 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 24 April 2017

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
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