5 Upcoming Events

Sort by

Backpacking Workshop at The Big Thicket Don’t be caught unprepared in the outdoors! Learn how to prepare for lengthy day-hikes and overnight backpacking trips at this 1-hour workshop. Meet at the visitor center. All programs are free. For more information, please visit the preserve’s website at https://www.nps.gov/bith/planyourvisit/calendar.htm or call the Big Thicket National Preserve visitor center at 409-951-6700.  

Full Moon Night Hike at Big Thicket Engage your senses and learn about nocturnal animals on a guided moonlight walk. Hike locations and start times vary and space is limited, so please call our visitor center at 409-951-6700 to find the hike location and to register. We encourage all participants to bring a flashlight with a red lens or red filter, as red light doesn’t disrupt night vision the way that white light does. Contact Phone Number: 409-951-6700

Big Thicket Hogs & Strings Cook-off and Music Fest at Big Thicket- Kountze, Texas On October 12-14, 2018, Indian Springs Camp, located in Kountze, Texas, will host the first annual Big Thicket Hogs & Strings Music Festival and BBQ Cook-off. The three-day event combines a BBQ cook-off with well-known pit masters; camping under the Big Thicket stars; and the company of like-minded souls with a live-music lineup like you’ve never seen in Southeast Texas. All proceeds from this one-of-a-kind event benefit Indian Springs Camp, a 501(c)3 serving adults and children with disabilities. The purpose of the event is to bring members of the community together on several levels. This is an event that centers on fellowship through music and food, but the greater purpose is to raise funds for an incredibly important program that provides our nation’s heroes with opportunities that may otherwise have been out of reach. COOK-OFF On Saturday, October 13, from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., cooking teams will compete to be named the Big Thicket Hogs & Strings BBQ Champion. The three categories being judged are: best pork ribs, pulled pork and “anything goes” pork category. Cook-off access is free to the public and open to […] Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

Big Thicket National Preserve Art Exhibit Big Thicket National Preserve Exhibit: December 1 – April 30, 2019 Art due: Tuesday October 23 Theme: At Home in the Big Thicket Read about the theme: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZrkMdRyfRW-1YEXo5wm8wbOSs227nFmm/view?usp=sharing Participants: The majority of participants need to come from this region by national participation is acceptable. Free canvas will be distributed to all participants. Exhibit location: Big Thicket National Preserve, 6044 FM 420, Kountze, TX 77625  

Keith E. Davis Memorial Planting at The Big Thicket SAVE THE DATE! Come out and help us remember Keith and his love for the Big Thicket. The 2nd Annual Keith E. Davis Memorial Planting will take place on Saturday, December 8th, 2018 from 9am-11am  

4 Items

Sort by