Description

In Big Thicket, you’ll be able to choose from 1,234,512,354,012,845 different campgrounds! “Why this very strange number” you might ask? Well, basically we just typed a bunch of random figures to represent that the number is essentially infinite! Technically speaking, there are no developed campgrounds here, but we take that to mean that pretty much anywhere you drop your pack Continue reading...
In Big Thicket, you’ll be able to choose from 1,234,512,354,012,845 different campgrounds! “Why this very strange number” you might ask? Well, basically we just typed a bunch of random figures to represent that the number is essentially infinite! Technically speaking, there are no developed campgrounds here, but we take that to mean that pretty much anywhere you drop your pack is a legitimate site! Provided you possess a valid Backcountry Use Permit of course (obtained at the Visitor Center). Just make sure to come prepared, hike in lots of water, hike out all the trash, and let Big Thicket National Preserve be your camping oyster!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to people per site
No picnic table
Desert
Forest
River, stream or creek
Beach
Cave
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Wildlife watching
Biking
Boating
Horseback riding
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper Tertius
Tertius
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 6th, 2017

Correction on the description: Fires are allowed and you can gather firewood to make them. Pets are allowed as well.

Many great places to hammock or set up a tent.

Hipcamper Mandy
Mandy
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 15th, 2017

Correction on the description: Having no developed campgrounds does not mean you should take that as an infinite number of camping options. "Anywhere you drop your pack" isn't the best advice to give for a National Preserve. I suggest visiting NPS.gov and reading the camping regulations or visit the rangers at the visitor's center if you're dropping by. There ARE rules.

I have canoed down Village Creek & camped in the Big Sandy Creek Unit. It's a great stretch of water w/some decent obstacles along the way. The sugar white sandbars are plentiful & are perfect for stopping for breaks & are acceptable camping spots. BUG SPRAY is a must. Campfires are allowed unless there is a burn ban. It's a great place to get away from everything!

Hipcamper peg
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2017
Hipcamper Zoe
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 31st, 2017
Hipcamper Mandy
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May 15th, 2017
Hipcamper Tertius
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February 11th, 2017
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January 26th, 2017
Park
Big Thicket National Preserve
State
Texas
Phone Number
409-951- 6700
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
30.547° N, 94.34° W
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Tent Only - Hike In: 1 Site
(Up to people per site)