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Big Thicket National Preserve

6102 FM 420 Rd, Kountze, TX 77625-7842
+1 409-951-6700
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Carnivorous plants!

We hiked a portion of the Turkey Creek Trail as well as the Picture Plant trail and sundew trail... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MylieArnold
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Austin, Texas
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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 7 December 2017
Tom C
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Houston, Texas
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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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"southeast texas"
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"easy hike"
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"national park system"
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"forest area"
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"nice hikes"
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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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"all ages"
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"pitcher plants"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank MylieArnold
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Reviewed 7 December 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 9 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!!

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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

1  Thank Steve H
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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
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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
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Reviewed 1 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
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Reviewed 5 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
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Reviewed 25 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

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Reviewed 23 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
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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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