Big Thicket Camping
4 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · TXTyler 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 ParkThere 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!