Wilderness and Miles of Trails

Camping – Backcountry Camping, RV Parks

Wilderness camping and backcountry camping offer you an opportunity to experience nature first-hand, while convenient RV camping and cabin rentals allow you to “get back to nature” in a more comfortable environment.

Hiking – Miles and Miles of Trails

Enjoy nature at its finest as you hike through the trails of the Big Thicket. Trails range from easy to difficult with plenty of wildlife and nature along the way.

Horseback Riding and Biking

Big Sandy Creek Horse/Bike Trail: (NOTE: This trail closed during hunting season each year–October 1 thru February 1) Located in the southeast portion of the Big Sandy Creek Unit. the trail is reached from the area near Dallardsville, Texas. This loop trail is 18 miles long – the longest in the Preserve. Horses and mountain bikes are allowed. The trail crosses upland pine forests and beech-magnolia-loblolly pine slopes before entering a floodplain forest of basket oak, sweetgum, hornbeam and holly. You will have to bring your own horse or mountain bike. There are no rentals in that area.


The Big Thicket area is an ideal place for those who love fishing and boating. An abundance of waterways offer the best in freshwater and saltwater fishing.


The wooded areas of the Texas Big Thicket offer a wide range of hunting. Whitetail deer, “Big Game” hunts, dove and much more, even alligator!