Village Creek State Park
Big Thicket Gateway
Amazing diversity of both plants and wildlife makes Village Creek State Park a very special place. We’re 10 miles north of Beaumont on the edge of the Big Thicket. Come to camp, canoe, or just enjoy the quiet – you’ll be glad you did!
Things to Do
The park sits along Village Creek, one of the few free-flowing creeks in Texas. Here you can camp, picnic, fish, hike, mountain bike, swim, geocache, study nature and view wildlife. Rent our covered picnic pavilion for your next group gathering.
Before you come:
Paddle the Village Creek Paddling Trail, which you can access from the park’s canoe launch. Several outfitters and guide services can help with your adventure.
- Big Thicket Outfitters - (409) 786-1884, (512) 592-9327
- Eastex Canoe Trails – (409) 385-4700
- Sharp’s Canoe & Kayak Rentals – (409) 385-6241
Explore eight miles of trails on foot or bike. Take young hikers on the Lil’ Paws Nature Trail. The longer Water Oak Trail passes through arid sandy lands and bottomland swamps. Pick up or download a copy of our trails map.
Fish in Village Creek for catfish, bass and sunfish. We lend fishing tackle for use in the park. You do not need a fishing license to fish from shore in a state park!
Shop at our park store for gift items.
Volunteer! We need your help. Ask at headquarters or check our Volunteer page.
We offer guided nature and night hikes, stargazing programs, campfire talks and other activities throughout the year. Check our Events page for upcoming programs. Contact the park at least two weeks in advance to request special programs for a group.
Kids: Become a Junior Ranger!
- Borrow a Junior Ranger Explorer Pack, which has tools to help you explore the park.
- Pick up a Junior Ranger Activity Journal. Complete activities to earn a badge.
You’ll find museums and historic homes, as well as art galleries, theatres and concert venues, within easy driving distance. Check these websites for ideas: