Big Thicket National Preserve

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Big Thicket National Preserve:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Big Thicket National Preserve

Address:6044 FM420
Kountze, TX 77625

Phone:409-951-6700
Fax:409-951-6868
Web: www.nps.gov/bith/
Size: 97,246 acres.
Established: Authorized on October 11, 1974. Designated a Biosphere Reserve in 1981. Designated a Globally Important Bird Area by the American Bird Conservancy in 2001.
Location:Preserve comprises 9 land units and 6 water corridors in eastern Texas. To reach information center, enter Beaumont via I-10 and then take US 69-287 north 7 miles past Kountze to FM 420, and then east for 2.5 miles.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), boat ramp, information center (é), backcountry campground, self-guiding tour/trail.
Activities:Hiking, camping, boating, canoeing, swimming, fishing, hunting, bird-watching, wildlife viewing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Big Thicket was the first Preserve established in the National Park System. A convergence of ecosystems occurred here during the last Ice Age, bringing together, in one geographical location, the eastern hardwood forests, the Gulf coastal plains, and the midwest prairies. A great number of plant and animal species coexist in this "biological crossroads of North America."

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The area was between a food source and a big thicket. I'd placed the stand about 75-100 yards away from the edge of the thicket."
The first camera was one I had placed over a breeding scrape not 100 yards off the road, and right in the middle of a big thicket. An old logging road allowed me to get in and out with little disturbance.
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