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Big Thicket Camping

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16 reviews
· Texas
40 acres
4 sites
4 Caravan/Tent
Tyler County Texas is part of the Big Thicket National Preserve. Here you can find a variety of wildlife such as deer, wild hogs, bobcats, bald eagles, armadillos, raccoons, opossums, rabbits and snakes. There are even a pair of red tail hawks that like to hunt on the property. There are wild blackberries and muscadine grapes that grow around the perimeter of the property as well as up and down the road. Tyler County started as a lumber area and still continues the tradition today with approximately 1,500 acres of timber to the east all the way to the Neches River. There are several trail rides in the area throughout the year as well as the Dogwood Festival in Woodville. If you are looking for some a place to walk in the woods and do some tremendous star gazing this is the place for you. Learn more about this land: There are several acres of pasture surrounded by pines and hardwood trees. Martin Dies, Jr. State Park is less than 24 miles north and there are several trails in the area for hiking in the Big Thicket. Fishing is available at the State Park There are approximately 1/4 mile of trails around the property and along the creek that runs along the southern border. You can also wander further down the dirt road. Precautions will be necessary during September through December when wandering off the road as the property is surrounded by a hunt club. In 2022, we have added an outhouse for guest use. Guests need to provide their own toiletries and reading materials. The neighbor at the end of our drive has also started a small petting zoo with a pony, goats, rabbits, chickens, guinea pigs, a chinchilla, as well as a baby kangaroo named Littlefoot. The cost is only $5 for children 12 and under, and $8 for adults.  You can sometimes see a variety of wildlife such as squirrels, deer, wild hogs, bobcat, along with a variety of snake species both poisonous (several different rattle snakes, water moccasins, and coral snakes) as well as some beautiful king snakes and rat snakes. There are also a pair of red tail hawks living in the area, owls, bats, and woodpeckers. These campsites are dry-camping and boondocking only so please come prepared (generators are allowed). There is plenty of room for recreation like corn hull, frisbee and even practicing your golf drive. Hanging a hammock is also encouraged. Don't forget to bring your fur babies. There are no leash laws here but we do ask that your pet be kept under control. If you plan on staying in the area for a few days you can also enjoy a canoe trip in Village Mills located approximately 30 minutes south. If you have your own canoe or kayak there is no charge and pets are welcome. There are also a couple of places that rent boats and provide shuttle service. This property is and has been COVID-19 free since 2020!
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Hosted by Tamara H.Joined in November 2017
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18 Ratings · 16 reviews
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Tomii C.
December 1, 2022
Big Thicket Camping
Tamara was extremely welcoming and accommodating. It was fairly easy to find. Its a beautiful and quiet site. The trails were great. We even left with honey harvested from her bee farm. I highly recommend staying here.
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Orlando F.recommends
May 2, 2022
Big Thicket Camping
Great East Texas getaway spot
This is our second outing on Tamara's slice of heaven. Obviously if we didn't love it we wouldn't have come back. She is quick to communicate and very nice. The property is great and has a great camping area with plenty of room for several campsites/friends, and it's all hidden just behind some trees.
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Jacob D.recommends
January 7, 2022
Big Thicket Camping
Nice place! Hosts were responsive and kind. Simple but everything you need for a road trip camping stop. The stars and the quiet were lovely.
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Nick M.recommends
December 30, 2021
Big Thicket Camping
Great space, short cut grass field that boarders a long tree line to camp along. They have a couple fire rings and an outhouse. Private, quite, a great place to spend the night.
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Kristin R.recommends
June 8, 2021
Big Thicket Camping
Great place to camp
Tamara was so welcoming and kind! Her property was beautiful and we had a wonderful spot close to the trees where we could see the stars. I would definitely go again!
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Jaclyn H.recommends
May 30, 2021
Big Thicket Camping
A little gem in east Texas!!
My son and I were chased out of our campsite at Village Creek. In a desperate attempt to save the weekend, I made a SUPER last minute booking. I booked around 7pm and arrived at 7:40. Tamara was more than attentivr and prepared for me regardless. She and her delighful gentleman of a dog greeted us and directed us to a beautiful well kept open field and told me to pitch my tent anywhere. It was a lovely area. The mosquitoes were minimal, the grass flies were expected but not too bothersome. We were able to grab one of the fire rings they have on site and make a fire. There were dozens of fireflies at dusk. It was great! We heard some deer checking us out in the middle of the night and I am sure the birdwatching here would be amazing. There are a couple hiking trails and plenty of neat little places to explore all over the property.
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Sharon L.recommends
April 13, 2021
Big Thicket Camping
Great place to get away.
Property was peaceful and clean. Fire rings and ability to gather wood is a huge plus. Host was friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed the walking trails and wildlife.
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Samantha W.recommends
March 30, 2021
Big Thicket Camping
Great Space with Solitude
Friendly Host, quite place, great for the dogs to stretch their legs. Can see the stars in the sky. Perfect for our teardrop camper.
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Samantha W.recommends
March 29, 2021
Big Thicket Camping
We were driving through from CO to FL in our teardrop camper, . One mile off the road very secluded and quit. Full moon was fantastic. Great spot to stop and sleep for the night. Tamara was a great host.
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Diane H.recommends
March 19, 2021
Big Thicket Camping
Great Place
A wonderful place to stay. Hosts were very friendly and the property was open and spacious. We had no cell service (T-Mobile), but that ended up being a plus. Would diffenetly visit again.
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Micheal R.recommends
November 22, 2020
Big Thicket Camping
Nice place! Very nice host who welcomed us, even though we booked very last minute. Her place was peaceful with a walking trail through the woods.
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Orlando F.recommends
October 11, 2020
Big Thicket Camping
Cool property
Cool property with plenty of space.
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Dijon W.recommends
September 14, 2020
Big Thicket Camping
Peaceful, Quite, Primitive
I made the mistake of not checking the weather accurately, so i arrived right after rain. I will say the site looked to be very promising in dryer weather. My fiance and i walked into the forest and found several secluded camp sites that look forward to exploring more!
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John H.recommends
June 23, 2020
Big Thicket Camping
Nice place I wish we had more time to stay
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Meredith M.recommends
May 24, 2020
Big Thicket Camping
Tamara's property is beautiful and well kept. She provided helpful directions and met me outside as soon as we arrived. She directed me toward the area and gave me free reign to select my spot. I was able to watch stars and fireflies at night. It's very peaceful and secluded. Able to hear the tiniest bit of road noise, but not anything to really be distracted by. I did make the mistake of coming on a really hot weekend, but was grateful for shade. Another seasonal consideration, there were quite a few flies in May that were pesky, but I'm sure just due to the time of year.
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Marcus L.recommends
May 20, 2020
Big Thicket Camping
Beautiful spot, flat and well maintained. Tamara is very quick to respond to questions. We will return if in the area
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