big thicket national preserve Trails

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Big Thicket National Preserve, Woodlands Trail :: Livingston, TX

The Big Thicket National Preserve, managed by the National Park Service, was created to protect the complex biological diversity of a once-vast combination of pine and cypress forest, hardwood forest, meadow, and blackwater swamp. This unique area is

Big Thicket National Preserve, Sundew Trail :: Beaumont, TX

The Big Thicket National Preserve, the first preserve in the National Park System, is 97,000 acres on nine land units spread over 50 square miles in seven counties. Ten well-defined habitats are the result of a convergence of eastern hardwood forests

Big Thicket National Preserve :: Lumberton, TX

An 18-mile paved and gravel drive through the dense forests of the Big Thicket of southeastern Texas. The Big Thicket of southeast Texas is a unique area with an incredible diversity of plant and animal species. In some areas the soil and conditions

Big Thicket National Preserve and Roy E. Larsen Sandyland Sanctuary :: Silsbee, TX

Big Thicket National Preserve was established as a unit of the National Park Service in 1974, the result of a long and controversial struggle between conservationists, who wanted to save one of Texas’s richest and most diverse ecosystems, and represe

Big Thicket National Preserve, Village Creek State Park, Roy E. Larsen Sandyland Sanctuary & Tyrrell Park :: Beaumont, TX

The original Big Thicket covered about 3.5 million acres from Louisiana west to what is now Houston, and from the coastal plains north to the upper watersheds of the Trinity, Neches, and Sabine rivers. Only about 300,000 acres of the thicket remain t

Big Thicket National Preserve :: Beaumont, TX

Big Thicket is a naturalist’s dream, a remnant of a primeval forest that’s been called an “American Ark” for its biological diversity. The preserve contains remnants of a diverse ecological system and provides habitat for several threatened and endan

Big Thicket National Preserve: Kirby Nature Trail :: Village Mills, TX

Big Thicket was the first preserve in the U.S. national park system and encompasses more than 97,000 acres in nine land units. It was established in 1974 and was recognized in 2001 by the American Bird Conservancy as a Globally Important Bird Area. T

Livingston and Woodville :: Woodville, TX

The seat of Polk County, Livingston is important to day-trippers in several ways. Shoppers come to town for Livingston’s Trade Days, held monthly on the weekend preceding the third Monday of each month. Every fall the forest around Livingston resembl

Beechwoods Trail :: Woodville, TX

The Beechwoods Trail is located, appropriately, in the Big Thicket National Preserve’s Beech Creek Unit where Beech Creek and Little Beech Creek intersect. It offers a shady stroll through a mature hardwood forest with a chance to see native blooming

Turkey Creek Trail :: Warren, TX

The Big Thicket National Preserve, or the surviving remnant of the once vast biological crossroads of North America, called the Big Thicket, consists of a series of nine land units and six water corridors that, together, represent over 97,000 acres.

Liberty, Dayton, Saratoga, Kountze, Silsbee, and The Big Thicket :: Kountze, TX

Although the area east of Houston is rich with history, much of what survives remains privately owned, and the towns have little to illustrate their heritages to the general public. Take away the historical markers, and the casual tourist might concl

Slough Trail :: Jasper, TX

Martin Dies Jr. State Park hugs the shores of the 15,000-acre B. A. Steinhagen Reservoir on one side and borders the Angelina–Neches–Dam B Wildlife Management Area on the other. Its location makes it a great place to spot some wonderful birds such as

Beaver Slide Trail :: Livingston, TX

Beavers are some of the most entertaining animals to watch. They will often ponder a hiker with intent, especially one willing to sit quietly and ponder patiently back. Watching a beaver in its native habitat is a lot like watching your favorite hous

Turkey Creek :: Beaumont, TX

This is a moderate overnight hike along a winding Big Thicket Creek. The Turkey Creek Trail is one of the longest and wildest trails in East Texas. It follows a creek that winds through one of several Big Thicket National Preserve units. Most of the

Sundew Trail :: Beaumont, TX

This is a very easy day hike through pine-savannah wetlands. Special Attractions include: Carnivorous plants. The Sundew Trail lies in the Hickory Creek Savannah Unit of the BigThicket National Preserve. The unit protects one of several biological

Big Thicket Challenge :: Kountze, TX

This ride travels through the southern part of the Big Thicket National Preserve where an incredible diversity of plant and animal life flourishes. A few miles south of the Big Thicket Information Station is Kountze, the starting point for this Chall