Texas is a big place with diverse wildlife, plant life, and ecosystems. From southern bayous to pine forests, you’ll find a natural world populated with more species of flora and fauna than you could even imagine. The Big Thicket National Preserve is home to over nine different kinds of ecosystems for you to explore and enjoy. Whether you’re hiking, paddling, hunting, birdwatching, or participating in some other activity, this scenic national preserve is sure to get you as close to the wild as you’ve ever been.
There are over 40 miles of trails in the Big Thicket National Preserve, ranging from short loops to 15-mile excursions. The campgrounds are available for explorers who want to spend a night under the stars in the midst of undisturbed wilderness, and activities range from hunting and trapping to bird-watching to renting a canoe or kayak. There’s even a 21-mile stretch of river for paddlers, in addition to easier 5-mile trails.
No matter what you like to do, if you like being outdoors among wildlife, trees, and pristine creeks and rivers, the Big Thicket National Preserve is the place to be. Some trails even allow cycling and horseback riding. Feel relaxed and at home in the piney forests, rolling prairies, and green marshes encapsulated in the national preserve.