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Big Thicket National Preserve

6102 Fm 420 Rd, Kountze, TX 77625-7842
+1 409-951-6700
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Great National Preserve, but so spread out!

We love to go to parks, so when the kids asked for a road trip this is where we went. The visitor... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Monique G
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The name suits it.

It was really hot the day we were there. We hiked through the shady Big Thicket and were glad we... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2018
Jolene S
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Bradford, Pennsylvania
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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6102 Fm 420 Rd, Kountze, TX 77625-7842
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"nature trail"
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"turkey creek"
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"carnivorous plants"
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"visitor center"
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"nice exhibits"
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"big thicket"
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"easy hike"
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"national park system"
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"nice hikes"
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"junior ranger program"
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"educational information"
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"cypress trees"
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"natural setting"
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"quick visit"
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"pitcher plants"
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"kirby"
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"diversity"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love to go to parks, so when the kids asked for a road trip this is where we went. The visitor center is very informative. Maps and a ranger to answer any questions. Also a very small museum. Clean bathrooms! But if you look...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2018

It was really hot the day we were there. We hiked through the shady Big Thicket and were glad we had our bug spray. My 12 year olds and I earned our Junior Ranger Badges. Junior Ranger Program booklets are available in the Visitors Center....More

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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Good place to take the kids on a nature walk and lots of beautiful scenery. We never run out of new things to see!

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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

We hiked a portion of the Turkey Creek Trail as well as the Picture Plant trail and sundew trail. The picture plant and sundew trails had fewer mosquitoes. The hikes were mostly flat, nice and easy. Wear plenty of big spray and even with that...More

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Reviewed December 7, 2017

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
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Reviewed November 9, 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!!

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Reviewed November 3, 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

1  Thank Steve H
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Reviewed October 17, 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
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Reviewed October 11, 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.

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Reviewed July 1, 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
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RealAnimac
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This is an old question but the answer remains the same: no entrance fees and free leaflets at the visitor center.
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