Sandy Creek hunting closed

  • Big Sandy Creek
    Big Sandy Creek

Big Thicket National Preserve issued two temporarily closures of approximately 566 acres in the center of the 10,688-acre Big Sandy Creek Unit hunting area, ending on Jan. 20, to facilitate an important resource management survey and study at these two locations. No additional hunting areas are affected by this temporary closure. All other parts of the Big Sandy Creek Unit remain open. Hiking, camping and other recreational activities can continue while this work continues, and the closure only effects hunting activities. 

“Our primary responsibility is the safety of our visitors,” said Big Thicket National Preserve Superintendent Wayne Prokopetz. “We’re striving in minimize that impact this important survey and study work has on the hunter experience.”

For general information about Big Thicket National Preserve, visit or call the Visitor Center at (409) 951-6700.