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Big Thicket National Preserve

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Big Thicket National Preserve
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Big Thicket National Preserve Overview:

Covering nearly 100,000 acres, Big Thicket National Preserve was the first such preserve in the United States. The Big Thicket NP is home to a diverse group of plants and animals and plays host to thousands of nature enthusiasts annually.

What to Do at Big Thicket National Preserve:

Backpacking, hiking and camping are among the most popular activities at Big Thicket National Preserve. Several nature trails allow for hiking, jogging, biking, bird watching and nature viewing. Canoeing, kayaking and fishing are popular activities as well. Auto tours are also allowed.

Big Thicket National Preserve Visitor Information:

The Big Thicket National Preserve Visitor Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. There are no fees associated with park entrance or activities. However, a Backcountry Use Permit is required for camping. Permits can be obtained at Visitor Center.
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