Rivers and Lakes In The Big Thicket Area

The Big Thicket area has it’s share of interesting and fun waterways and rivers. Many flow through parts of the Big Thicket National Preserve, Sandylands Sanctuary and other natural attractions only accessible to tourists by boat or canoe. The two most popular are the Neches River and Village Creek. The Neches River Flows southeast for […]

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park

Located in the northern section of the Big Thicket area. Martin Dies, Jr. State Park, until 1965 known as the Dam B State Park, is a 705-acre recreational area in Jasper and Tyler Counties between Woodville and Jasper on B. A. Steinhagen Reservoir (15,000 acres). The land for the park was acquired under a 50-year […]

Village Creek State Park

One of Hardin County’s biggest attractions Tourists, visitors and locals alike have come to appreciate the beauty and the uniqueness of this newest addition to the State Park system. Village Creek State Park, 1003.9 heavily forested acres, is located in the Hardin County community of Lumberton, 10 miles north of Beaumont. Acquired in 1979 and […]

Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail

View over 75% of Texas’ 600 different bird species along this nature driving trail. The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail has been developed to help birders find the great avian resources along the Texas coast, and to ensure that the Texas coastal birding experience is rich and varied. The Upper, Central and Lower portions of […]

Big Thicket National Preserve

Adventure, wildlife and fun The Big Thicket National Preserve was established by Congress in 1974. This combination of virgin pine and cypress forest, hardwood forest, meadow and blackwater swamp is managed by the National Park Service. The Preserve was established to protect the remnant of its complex biological diversity. What is so extraordinary is not […]

Silsbee Little Theater

Silsbee, Texas: A place to view outstanding plays. Ask any one in Silsbee or in Southeast Texas for that matter, “what the hottest ticket in town is,” you will hear repeatedly “an evening with friends at the Silsbee Little Theater’s annual spring dinner theater production.” The Silsbee Little Theater has an extraordinary reputation in southeast […]

Kirby-Hill House Museum

Kountze, Texas Open Daily. For More Information call (409) 246- 8000 or toll free 1- 866 BIG THIC (244- 8442). The Kirby-Hill house has been a fascination for the people of Hardin County for as long as anyone can remember. The owners were private people, and that created a romantic mystique and great curiosity. Many […]