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Big Thicket National Preserve


category : Nature Preserves
Some 97,000 acres in twelve units comprise this preserve where the southwestern desert meets the eastern hardwood swamps and coastal prairies meet the northern piney woods. Includes extremely diverse plant communities in close proximity, orchids, cactus, cypress, and pine. Also home to many species of birds, insect-eating plants and wide variety of wildlife.


Address: 6102 FM 420
Phone: 409/246-2337
Our Website:www.nps.gov/bith

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Big Thicket Information Station

Details about the Big Thicket National Preserve, interpretive panels, information on trails and boating. Hiking trails of various lengths have interpretive panels at several locations. 7 mi. north of Kountze on F.M. 420

Kountze, TX Information Centers

Pelt Pond Rural Life Museum

Features folk art, artifacts, and other media to preserve the pioneer spirit of rural East Texas. In scenic Big Thicket area, exhibits also include farm animals. From Kountze, Texas 326 south 13 mi.; F.M. 421 east 1.2

Kountze, TX Museums

Kirby-Hill House Museum

Built in 1902 by timber tycoon John Henry Kirby for his brother James. The house was occupied by his family for 85 years. The mansion is now owned by the Hardin County Arts and Educational Foundation and features furnishings, photos, papers, and artifacts dating back to 1832

Kountze, TX Museums

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