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History

Tall trees on the edge of the Village CreekVillage Creek State Park’s 1,090 heavily forested acres are located in the Hardin County town of Lum­ber­ton, 10 miles north of Beaumont. The state acquired the pro­perty in 1979. The park opened on April 20, 1994.

Village Creek State Park takes its name from Village Creek, a free-flowing stream that rises near the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation. The creek meanders 69 miles southeast to a junction with the Neches River. The river in turn eventually empties into the Gulf of Mexico.

Village Creek is a very popular flat-water canoeing stream in the heart and soul of what remains of the Big Thicket. Heavy rainfall severely floods the banks of Village Creek every three or four years.